The Texas Department of Public Safety sent a reminder to the public Monday that the reward offered for Manuel Raul Maese, 62, has increased to $8,000 for information leading to his capture if the tip comes in during the month of June.
Maese, one of the state’s 10 Most Wanted sex offenders and June’s featured fugitive, is a high-risk sex offender wanted for indecent exposure and failure to comply with sex offender registration requirements.
DPS also reminds the public that all tips are guaranteed to be anonymous.
According to a DPS press release, 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.
Maese is 5 feet, 9 inches tall and weighs approximately 210 lbs. 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.” He also has several additional aliases: Manny Maese, Manuel Montalvo, Manuel Montalbo, Manuel Maese-Montalvo, Raul Maese and Manuel Maere.
Other charges include indecency with child, six counts of indecent exposure, aggravated assault, assault causes bodily injury and possession of controlled substance.
On March 25, 2015, a warrant was issued for his arrest by the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office for indecent exposure. On May 7, 2015, a warrant was issued for his arrest by the Phoenix Police Department in Arizona for violation of a court order originating from an indecent exposure incident. On Oct. 19, 2015, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office issued an additional warrant for failure to comply with sex offender registration requirements.
Texas Crime Stoppers, 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 800-252-8477.
- Text the letters “DPS”– followed by tip – to 274637 (CRIMES) from a cellphone.
- Submit a web tip through the DPS website by selecting the fugitive and then clicking on the link under their picture.
- Submit a Facebook tip at 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: itunes.apple.com/us/app/texas-dps/id902092368?mt=8 and for Android users on Google Play: 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.
Do not attempt to apprehend these fugitives; they are considered armed and dangerous.