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Calimesa Police Investigate Child Annoyance Report

A man has tried to offer a Mesa View Middle School girl a ride home three times in the last two weeks, according to the Riverside County Sheriff's Department.

A man pulled up to a 13-year-old girl in a car on Tuesday, asking if she needed a ride, and then drove off when the girl declined the offer, according to the Riverside County Sheriff's Department.

The girl was walking home from Mesa View Middle School at around 2:50 p.m. when she was approached my a man in a white sedan near the intersection of Calimesa Boulevard and Myrtlewood Drive. When the girl declined the man's offer of a ride, he drove away southbound on Calimesa Blvd. The girl then reported the suspicious activity to her legal guardian when she got home, who called the Calimesa Police Department, said Sgt. Alan Meservey.

An investigation revealed that this is the third time this has happened in the past two weeks, involving the same suspect and victim. Each time the girl declines the offer, and each time the suspect doesn't exit his vehicle, said Meservey. The latest incident was confirmed by an employee at a nearby fast food restaurant.

The suspect is being described as a white male or light-skinned Hispanic, 60-65 years old, with short combed back grey hair. He has several age spots on his face and was wearing prescription glasses, according to reports. His vehicle is described as a newer, white sedan.

Mesa View Middle School is aware of the incidents and is contacting parents and guardians of its students.

The Calimesa Police Department reminds children and students to always walk in groups of two or more and know your surroundings at all times. Never enter a vehicle with a stranger and always walk in common areas, staying away from deserted buildings and parking lots.

Anyone with information about this case is urged to call Investigator Dion Davis at the Cabazon Sheriff's Station at 951-922-7100 or the Riverside County Sheriff's Dispatch Center at 800-950-2444, or email at CabazonStation@RiversideSheriff.org

Ellen Carr September 14, 2012 at 06:45 AM
Karen you're not an idiot or ignorant You offered us your experience and your advice. I live in Banning. My grandkids who live in Cat. City had someone who stopped and offered them a ride. Instead of walking away they stopped and spoke to the man. When I found out I told them don't stop just run and run. I also told them to scream as loud as they could. Hopefully this never happens. My grandkids are 8 and 10 but they're never to young to learn what to do in a situation like that.
Mariana Zuelsdorf September 14, 2012 at 07:46 AM
Karen, you were absolutely right to post your experience! Every woman/mother/grandmother is totally on your side, as well as most of the guys. I'm surprised that Patch left Randy's posts on here. From Randy's post, I get the feeling he's been on Patch under different names. There can't be that many morons in the Pass area, can there?
Washy September 14, 2012 at 10:50 AM
Karen real washy here (lol) Thank you for sharing your experience. Please don't apologize for that! Of us here you know the fear this young girl felt. I wonder if this is the same man who tried to grab the Beaumont student or the Cabazon (in the PE there is an article about this happening in Cabazon too) student
Karen September 14, 2012 at 07:49 PM
Exactly i was scared out of my mindi didnt want anyone to know cause i was embarrased the guy was naked and at alert lol i never seen that before i was in 7th grade. I was really shocked to see the same thing i experienced and really really shocked to see the description i described him same way but he was alot younger. He had hair kinda like tony danza in whos the boss but a little fuller and a little longer black hair very light skinned mexican and the car was a baby bluish color. I know how i felt and i dont think any of the kids would make this up its tooo similiar. I just relived it all when i read this. All the kids need to be careful not just girls. This is a sick person andi hope they catch him. Soon
haden ward September 15, 2012 at 05:02 PM
Hopefully, they can review Megan's Law web page for this area and locate the guy for questioning. Something tells me, based on how he is described, that he has probably done this before and is more than likely a pedophile of sorts.

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