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Reward Increased to $8,000 for Most Wanted Sex Offender

The reward for Monroe Hernandez, 51, 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 April. In addition, Waco Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for Hernandez’s arrest. Hernandez is wanted for parole violation and failure to comply with sex offender registration requirements. All tips are guaranteed to be anonymous.

Hernandez’s last known address was in Waco, and he has ties to the area. He has been wanted since September 2014. Hernandez’s criminal history includes a 1993 conviction for sexual assault in McLennan County. For more information and updates in the event of his arrest, see his wanted bulletin.

Hernandez is 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs approximately 180 pounds. He has tattoos on his chest, left hand and both legs; and may be using an alias.

One offender from the Texas 10 Most Wanted Program is featured each month in hopes the higher reward money from the Governor’s Criminal Justice Division will generate additional tips. The higher reward amount will only be paid if the tip comes in the same month the fugitive is featured.  Texas Crime Stoppers paid $61,000 in total rewards last year for anonymous tips that resulted in arrests.

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 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 and for Android users onGoogle Play.

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 websiteDo not attempt to apprehend these fugitives; they are considered armed and dangerous.

Information and photo courtesy of DPS

One comment

  1. George H. Russell

    Nonsense: According to a sex offender expert that I interviewed about a week ago, the fact that Camp Strake has been moved into one of the two top registered and UNREGISTERED counties in Texas, far from ANY law enforcement or medical help is FAR MORE SERIOUS than a single unregistered sex offender.

    According to the expert, since San Jacinto County has ZERO law enforcement, when sex offenders are released from TDCJ they tend to gravitate to San Jac County and other places where they can continue to be active pedophiles without fear of arrest although there were a couple of arrests recently in San Jac County that were of MAJOR pedophiles.

    BSA refuses to prevent a known bi-sexual pedophile from being a Scout Leader in Huntsville in spite of my years of attempt to keep this person away from young children.

    The question is: Is pedophilia institutionalized in the Boy Scouts of America? BSA could have purchased 1,400 acres on the shores of Lake Livingston close to law enforcement and medical help and saved millions over time yet bought some of the most worthless junk cut over land in E. Texas far from any help for any child that may be the target of abuse due to being surrounded by both registered and unregistered sex offenders out in the middle of nowhere.

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