AUSTIN – The reward for Manuel Raul Maese, 62, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender and this month’s featured fugitive, has been increased to $8,000 for information leading to his capture if the tip comes in during the month of June. Maese is a high-risk sex offender wanted for indecent exposure and failure to comply with sex offender registration requirements. All tips are guaranteed to be anonymous.
Maese has ties to El Paso and an extensive criminal history in El Paso County, including a conviction for indecency with a child and six convictions for indecent exposure. For more information or updates in the event of his arrest, see his wanted bulletin at:www.dps.texas.gov/Texas10MostWanted/SexOffenderDetails.aspx?id=320.
Maese is 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs approximately 210 pounds. Maese has an extensive history of working as a commercial truck driver. He has used the alias of Manuel Montalvo in the past and may be known as “Manny.”
Texas Crime Stoppers, which is funded by the Governor’s Criminal Justice Division, offers cash rewards to any person who provides information that leads to the arrest of one of the Texas 10 Most Wanted fugitives or sex offenders.
To be eligible for the cash rewards, tipsters must provide information to authorities using one of the five following methods:
- Call the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-252-TIPS (8477).
- Text the letters DPS – followed by your tip – to 274637 (CRIMES) from your cell phone.
- Submit a web tip through the DPS website by selecting the fugitive you have information about, and then clicking on the link under their picture.
- Submit a Facebook tip at http://www.facebook.com/texas10mostwanted by clicking the “SUBMIT A TIP” link (under the “About” section).
- Submit a tip through the DPS Mobile App. The app is currently available for iPhone users on the Apple App Store: (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/texas-dps/id902092368?mt=8) and for Android users on Google Play: (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.microassist.texasdps&hl=en).
All tips are anonymous – regardless of how they are submitted, and tipsters will be provided a tip number instead of using a name.
DPS investigators work with local law enforcement agencies to select fugitives for the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive and Sex Offender lists. You can find the current lists – with photos – on the DPS website at http://www.dps.texas.gov/texas10mostwanted/.
Do not attempt to apprehend these fugitives; they are considered armed and dangerous.