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Another Girl Harassed By Possible Kidnapper; Police Seek Leads

The suspect from yesterday’s incident is described as a thin white male in his 30s, with a goatee, wearing a black tank top, silver earrings and a red bandana/scarf wrapped around his neck.

A week after an alleged kidnapper attempted to abduct a 15-year-old girl as she walked home from Lakeside High School, another child annoyance incident is being reported and police have not ruled out that the suspects in both cases may be the same man.

Wednesday deputies from the Lake Elsinore Sheriff's Station received a report about a 13-year-old girl who, on May 1, was walking home from a school bus stop in Lakeland Village. As she made her way in the area of Laguna Avenue and Washington Street, she was allegedly harassed by a suspect driving a blue vehicle that may be the same blue Honda Accord described in the April 25 attempted kidnapping. ( to read about last week’s case.)

Although this week’s incident took place Tuesday, the victim’s mother did not call police until today when she saw a flyer about the similar April 25 attempt.

According to a news release from the Lake Elsinore Sheriff’s Station, during yesterday’s incident a man drove alongside the 13-year-old and asked if she needed a ride home. The girl declined and became fearful as the man continued to drive alongside her, so she took her cell phone out of her purse to call her mother, according to the release.

“The driver told her to put the phone away and get in his car; the victim immediately ran away from the vehicle and to her residence where she advised a family member of the incident,” the police report stated.

The suspect in yesterday’s incident is described as a thin white male in his 30s, with a goatee, wearing a black tank top, silver earrings and a red bandana/scarf wrapped around his neck. A composite sketch (see attached) shows similarities to the man wanted in the April 25 incident, and police believe the suspect may possibly be the same man.

The investigation is continuing and the Lake Elsinore Sheriff's Station is asking the public for information regarding these cases to contact Investigator Callahan or Investigator Beatty at (951) 245-3300 or after hours and on weekends at (951) 776-1099.

Brad May 03, 2012 at 07:40 AM
These sketches are very different. Which one was it?
Heather Newman May 03, 2012 at 03:04 PM
Someone reading this knows who this is. Step up and make a phone call before he gets one of these children. He will not stop and is obviously now targeting younger more helpless victims. Do the right thing!
Nettepants May 03, 2012 at 03:56 PM
Maybe these students could snap a photo of the suspect and his license plate with their phones first then call for help...
Uptowntrb May 03, 2012 at 05:27 PM
At Nettepants: Are you new to this stuff!! Would you have your child delay an escape??? Don't ever recommend that to anyone. Getting away is the key for safety. Please don't leave idiotic statements like that for kids and parents to read.
Uptowntrb May 03, 2012 at 05:29 PM
Big Thank you to the individuals that circulated the flyers!!! We need more citizens to take action like this. Let's send a message to the criminals "We Aren't Going to Take this ANYMORE!!!!!"
julian May 03, 2012 at 07:37 PM
Is he wearing a wig in the second drawing? I don't think hair grows that fast. But it could just be confusion on the part of the witnesses.
JMarie May 04, 2012 at 02:23 AM
It is two different men in the same area, preying on Lakeside HS teen girls. The person who said the victim should snap a picture, you are insane! The school district is going to put 4500 kids on the street starting in August. Kinder through 12th, it will be kidnapper's paradise. Protest that!!
Brad May 04, 2012 at 10:46 AM
Their middle school is right next to sex offender village, isn't it? I went for a bike ride on the new lake trail. Assumed it went in a circle. It dead ends to a hill that if you ride up drops you directly into the heart of Lakeland Village off Grand Ave. I decided to check it out and the entire time I was absolutely disgusted. It was worse then I even imagined.
Heidi Golgart-Hastings Ward May 04, 2012 at 02:14 PM
Some of us live in or near Lakeland Village, thank you very much!
LE Dad May 04, 2012 at 02:35 PM
I agree uptown .. dont encourage the kids to be detectives encourage them to be survivors ..
LE Dad May 04, 2012 at 02:39 PM
we all need to be aware of both these drawings , show them to our children, post them in windows at the convenience stores and make sure these guys hit prison before they have a chance to try and snatch one of our precious children again .. Lets get the fools people .. Our community has to protect our kids ..
Cathy Neumann-Bearse May 04, 2012 at 04:23 PM
If you look at that sketch it is the same guy .. maybe he messes with makeup? The nose and eyes are the same! I sure hope they catch that guy soon!!
One Voice May 04, 2012 at 06:05 PM
@Oralia,Thank you for the clarification that he is white we wouldn't have known that!!
Roberto May 04, 2012 at 06:50 PM
Pretty obvious who Orailia is....
WorkingMom May 06, 2012 at 04:52 PM
I checked it out and wow. It reads "I am proud mexican living of (off) the united stats and i love all the free thins like food and money i get from this country"....... Well, she is not so bright. Her postings make it clear she does not like the "white man." Where does she think her free thins (things) are coming from. They call us racist and prejudice. This is how our our tax dollars are spent. She is the free lunch program and free bussing. Welfare, wic, etc etc...Wow. Get a clue Oralia, Ms. proud to be moocher!!!!
Roberto May 06, 2012 at 05:03 PM
It's a cyber stalker who gets their kicks upsetting other folks. An "L" will suffice. This is why anominity for self preservation is a good idea.
Sandi Lockwood May 07, 2012 at 03:29 AM
As a grandmother raising her 4 grandchildren, rehearse with them about these petifiles who prey on our children. Kids should never walk alone!!!!!!!!!!! I constantly role play with my kids on these type of sick people, what to say and what not to say!! This guy should lhave been arrested by now.
Diana May 07, 2012 at 04:26 PM
Wow, Oralia is either in your face take that Americans or just plain stupid...scary that we have these people in our town that brag about how they are screwing every tax payer!!!
jaded May 19, 2012 at 08:23 PM
I'm sickened by this. I live by the high school and see all the police, sheriff and detective activity. I just wish they would catch him. Also, do you guys remember that 15 year old from perris that was abducted on her way home from school last yr. I'm wondering if its the same guy?

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