Delaware State Police authorities are using the media to notify Dover residents of a homeless sex offender in the area.
The individual, Alvie R. Wertz, is not wanted, said police spokesman Master Cpl. Gary Fournier. Police utilize newspapers and television to let area residents know about these sex offenders since they have no fixed addresses, Fournier said.
Wertz, 43, is a Tier III, or high-risk, offender, convicted in 2006 of sexual solicitation of a child under the age of 16. He stands 6 feet tall, weighs 180 pounds and has blond hair and blue eyes.
Anyone with information that Wertz is occupying a residence is asked to call (302) 672-5306 or use the Delaware State Police Mobile Crime Tip app at www.delaware.gov/apps.
Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333, via the Internet at www.tipsubmit.com, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword DSP.