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
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