Temecula police on Wednesday provided a more detailed description of the suspect in two alleged child annoyance incidents.
Parents on Tuesday were alerted by the Temecula Valley Unified School District after two girls were able to walk away uninjured and subsequently report the separate incidents that allegedly occurred Monday afternoon at Wolf Creek Park, located directly next to Temecula Luiseño Elementary School.
“The victims’ description of the suspect for each incident was virtually identical,” Temecula police Sgt. Curt Harris stated Wednesday in a news release.
The girls, who according to police did not know one another, became frightened when a man approached them individually and at separate times—3:20 p.m. and 4 p.m.— and allegedly made suggestive sexual remarks, Harris said.
The suspect in both instances was described as a Hispanic man between 20 and 25 years old who spoke English but with a slight accent, according to police.
He was further described as about 5 feet 10 inches tall with a thin build, hair that was short, dark and slicked back, an acne-marked face and forehead, a very thin mustache and a thin beard that ran along the jawbone.
The man also had hairy arms and was wearing a short-sleeved gray and purple striped shirt, dark-colored pants and Vans sneakers, police said.
Anyone with information in the matter was encouraged to contact Sgt. Gaskins at the Temecula Police Department at 951-696-3000.