AUSTIN – Rocky Duran Ramirez, 32, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive, is now in custody after being arrested in San Angelo. Ramirez, who is affiliated with the Tango Blast-West Texas gang, has a lengthy criminal history, including Engaging in Organized Crime.
An investigation by Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Criminal Investigations Division (CID) agents developed information that led to Ramirez capture on June 12. DPS CID agents, assisted by the U.S. Marshals Service North Texas Fugitive Task Force and Homeland Security Investigations, arrested Ramirez without incident at a San Angelo residence. No tip was involved in the arrest, so no reward will be paid. Please view Ramirez’ captured poster at:
This year DPS and other agencies have arrested 16 Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives and Sex Offenders, including 11 gang members. Texas Crime Stoppers, funded by the Governor’s Criminal Justice Division, has paid a total of $40,500 in rewards for tips that have led to an arrest in 2012.
DPS investigators work with local law enforcement agencies to select fugitives featured in the Texas 10 Most Wanted Program. You can find the current lists—with photos—on the DPS website at http://www.dps.texas.gov/texas10mostwanted/.
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 http://www.facebook.com/texas10mostwanted by clicking the “SUBMIT A TIP” link (under the “About” section).
All calls, texts, e-mails and Facebook messages are anonymous.
Do not attempt to apprehend these fugitives; they are considered armed and dangerous.