On Thursday, Jan. 17, at 9 a.m., the Tehachapi Police Department received reports from two female high school students about two separate incidents that apparently involved the same man.
In the first incident, which occurred at about 7:45 a.m., a 16 year old girl reported that she had been followed by the suspect as she walked northbound on Curry St. and then eastbound on Valley Blvd.
The girl was frightened as the suspect continued to follow her as she crossed the street and as she changed her pace. He eventually stopped following her in the area of Snyder St. and Valley Blvd., where he turned and walked northbound on Snyder. The girl then continued on to Tehachapi High School where she reported the incident to school officials.
The second incident occurred at about 8:05 a.m. on Snyder south of Valley. An 18 year old girl reported that she was walking southbound on Snyder toward Valley Blvd. when she was approached by a suspect matching the description of the person in the prior incident.
The man began speaking to her and walked with her to Valley Blvd. and continued to walk with her as she turned eastbound toward the high school. As they approached the high school parking lot, the man suddenly grabbed the girl’s buttock, then turned and walked away, westbound on Valley Blvd. The girl continued to Tehachapi High School, where she reported
the incident to the teacher.
Officers checked the area, but were unable to locate the suspect. A broadcast of the suspect description was also made to surrounding law enforcement agencies.
Black, Male, 20’s to 30’s, possibly lighter skinned, possible
moustache, brown pullover hoodie or sweater, grey or light blue shirt, baggie faded blue jeans.
The Tehachapi Police Department encourages anyone who sees a person matching this description to immediately call police dispatch at 821-3239.