August 9, 2018
Media and Communications
Reward Offered for Most Wanted Fugitive
with Ties to Laredo and San Antonio
AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added
Ramon Mendoza Jr., 45, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list, and a cash
reward of up to $7,500 is now being offered for information leading to his
capture. Mendoza is affiliated with a Mexican cartel, and he is wanted for
vehicle theft, engaging in organized criminal activity, theft of property and
conspiracy to commit theft of property. All tips are guaranteed to be
Mendoza has been wanted since December 2016 in
connection to a multi-agency investigation of a transnational criminal
organization involved in the transportation of stolen vehicles from San Antonio
to Nuevo Laredo, Mexico. He has ties to Laredo and San Antonio. Mendoza’s
criminal history includes assault, burglary of habitation with intent to commit
assault, unlawful possession of a firearm by felon, theft of firearm,
terroristic threat, possession of a controlled substance and unlawful
is 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs approximately 170 pounds. He has tattoos on
his abdomen, back, chest, right shoulder, both arms and both legs. Mendoza may
also be known by the nickname of “Mon.” For more information or updates in the
event of his arrest, see his wanted
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 $21,000 in total
rewards for anonymous tips that resulted in arrests.
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
- 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
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.
not attempt to apprehend these fugitives; they are considered armed and
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