The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Raul Alejandro Martinez, 46, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders list, and a cash reward of up to $5,000 is now being offered for information leading to his capture. In addition, Laredo Crime Stoppers is also offering a reward for the fugitive’s arrest. Martinez is wanted for sexual assault, indecency with a child, failure to register as a sex offender and probation violation. All tips are guaranteed to be anonymous.
Martinez has been wanted since June 2018 when he absconded from his last known address in Laredo; he also has ties to San Antonio. Since June 2018, a total of seven felony warrants have been issued for Martinez by the Laredo Police Department, Webb County Sheriff’s Office, the U.S. Marshals Service and DPS Special Agents.
Martinez is 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs approximately 195 pounds. He has tattoos on his left arm, left thigh, neck, right shoulder and upper left arm. For more information or updates in the event of his arrest, see his wanted bulletin.
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. So far this year, Texas Crime Stoppers has paid $28,500 in total rewards 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 on Google 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 website.
Do not attempt to apprehend these fugitives; they are considered armed and dangerous.