LAPEER (WWJ) – Police and Crime Stoppers are hoping a tip from the public can help them bring in a fugitive at large.

Jose Alberto Zavala, who has a warrant out of Lapeer on a charge of 3rd degree criminal sexual conduct, is wanted by authorities after he failed to make his court appearance.

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Zavala is described as a 50-year-old Hispanic man, 5 feet, 7 inches tall and around 195 lbs.

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Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for the tip that leads to his arrest.

Anyone who may have seen Zavala or who knows where he is is urged to call the anonymous tip line at 1-800-SPEAK-UP (1-800-773-2587). Tips may also be submitted online at, or you can text CSM and your tip to CRIMES (274637).

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Crime Stoppers reminds citizens not to approach fugitives as they may be armed and dangerous. Do not ever try to apprehend a criminal, but instead call the tip line; or, if threatened, dial 911.