The Ceres Police Department is hoping to get some leads to the suspect who reportedly tried to lure at least two minors into his car Tuesday morning.
The first suspicious incident happened near Magnolia and Tenth streets and was reported at 7:20 a.m. A student walking to school was approached by a male in a vehicle asking for directions to Ceres High School. The student gave directions and the male asked the student to get into his vehicle and show him how to get there. When the student retrieved a cell phone to call parents the man fled.
A second student reported a similar incident around the same time. This incident occurred on Whitmore Avenue near Ninth Street. The vehicle drove off when another vehicle approached from behind.
The car involved was described as a dark green or black four-door sedan, possibly a Honda. The paint was sun damaged and peeling. The driver was described as either Hispanic or Middle Eastern in his late 20s to early 30s with a shaved head and stubble on his face.
A similar incident was reported to the Ceres Police on the morning of Wednesday, April 17. In that report, the driver was described as a Hispanic male in his 30’s with a beard wearing a baseball cap. The vehicle was described as an older green Honda four-door with a Superman logo on the rear window.
The Ceres Police Department issued a statement saying officers will continue to increase patrols around the schools in the morning and afternoon hours when school kids are on the streets.
Anyone who sees a vehicle matching the description of the car around any of schools, especially during the morning or afternoon hours when children are going to or coming from school, is urged to report it by calling 538-5713.