Youngster Approached by Possible Predator


The Crescenta Valley Sheriffs want to make the public aware of a possible predator that approached a young girl on Tuesday evening in the Waltonia Drive area of Montrose.

On Tuesday at about 9 p.m. the 9-year-old girl was walking her dog on Waltonia Drive near Ocean View Boulevard. A newer model, extra cab, black truck was pacing the young girl. She noticed the truck driving very slowly with his lights off next to her.

“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. The girl was able to make it to the safety of her home. The suspect fled.

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.