By Mary O’Keefe
The CV Sheriffs want to make the public aware of a possible predator that approached a young girl on Tuesday evening, March 8 in the Waltonia Drive area of Montrose.
A 9-year-old girl ran into her home in the 2200 block of Waltonia Drive. “Someone is following me,” she reportedly told her mother.
On Tuesday at about 9 p.m. the girl was walking her dog on Waltonia Drive near Ocean View Boulevard. A newer model, extra cab, black truck was pacing the youngster. She noticed the truck driving very slowly with its lights off next to her.
“A big black truck with all its lights off and dark tinted windows,” she told the investigator. “The truck was so big that the side windows were higher than my head.”
“He rolled down the window and stared at her for a few minutes,” said Sgt. Tuinstra of the Crescenta Valley Sheriffs Station. The girl turned and started running back to her home. The suspect made a U-turn and sped after her. She was able to make it to the safety of her home.
After hearing her child’s frightened cry her mother ran out to the front yard. She didn’t see anything but heard “screeching” down the street.
As of Wednesday detectives had no suspect in custody. Deputies have spoken with many neighbors in the area. The investigation is ongoing.
The suspect is described as white or Hispanic, in his 30s having a shaved head, dark mustache, and a tattoo of a feather on his right arm. The truck is described has having a lift kit of about 6-10 inches (raised higher than normal) and large tires with no license plates.
Anyone with information concerning this incident or the suspect is asked to immediately contact the CV Sheriff’s Station at (818) 248-3464.