AUSTIN David Martinez Maldonado, 54, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender, is now in custody after being arrested on Friday in Colorado. Maldonado is considered a high-risk sex offender and was wanted for failure to register as a sex offender.
Officers with the U.S. Marshals Service, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Denver Police Department located Maldonado at a homeless shelter in Denver, where he was arrested without incident. This arrest was the result of a tip; and a reward up to $3,000 will be paid.
So far in 2013, DPS and other agencies have arrested 28 Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives and Sex Offenders, including 10 gang members, and $71,500 in rewards has been paid for tips that resulted in arrests. The cash rewards are funded by the Governor’s Criminal Justice Division.
Anyone with information can provide anonymous tips in four different ways:
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 facebook.com/texas10mostwanted by clicking the “SUBMIT A TIP” link (under the “About” section).
All calls, texts, e-mails and Facebook messages are anonymous.
DPS investigators work with local law enforcement agencies to select fugitives featured in the Texas 10 Most Wanted Program.
Do not attempt to apprehend these fugitives; they are considered armed and dangerous.