The Bakersfield Police Department is searching for a parolee and registered sex offender who failed to report to the parole office after he was released from custody, according to a news release.

The whereabouts of Shawn Alvarez, 40 are unknown, according to the news release.

Alvarez is described as Hispanic, 5 feet 7 inches tall, 190 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information regarding Alvarez's whereabouts is asked to call the BPD at 327-7111.