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Tips Sought To Find Fugitive Wanted On Sex Abuse Charge

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.

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

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).

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.

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