$7,500 reward offered for most wanted fugitive
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Gilberto Ruvalcaba, 29, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list, and a cash reward up to $7,500 is now being offered for information leading to his capture. Ruvalcaba, who is a Sureño 13 gang member, is wanted for parole violation.
Ruvalcaba’s last known address was in Houston and he has ties to the cities of El Paso and Anthony, N.M. In 2011, Ruvalcaba was convicted in El Paso County of aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon and received a nine-year prison sentence. Additionally in 2015, Crime Stoppers of Houston added Ruvalcaba to its list of most wanted gang members. For more information or updates in the event of his arrest, see his wanted bulletin at: http://dps.texas.gov/Texas10MostWanted/fugitiveDetails.aspx?id=317.
Ruvalcaba is 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs approximately 190 pounds. He has numerous tattoos covering his neck, chest, abdomen, back and both arms. He may also be known as “Krusty,” or spell his last name as “Rubalcava.”
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.
To be eligible for the cash rewards, there are five different ways to provide anonymous tips:
- 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 http://www.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: (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/texas-dps/id902092368?mt=8) and for Android users on Google Play: (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.microassist.texasdps&hl=en).
All tips are anonymous – regardless of how they are submitted.
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 at http://www.dps.texas.gov/texas10mostwanted/.
Do not attempt to apprehend these fugitives; they are considered armed and dangerous.