Boy tells deputies man in white Camaro approached him walking on Ash Street


Parents of children in the Taft City School District were notified Tuesday afternoon of  a suspicious act that took place Monday in Ford City.

This came two weeks after a pair of suspicious incidents involving a white vehicle driven by a man that approached two young girls walking home from school.

The Kern County Sheriff’s office issued the following news release at 5:25 p.m. on Tuesday:

On Monday at about 3:15 p.m., deputies took a report of a suspicious circumstance in Taft.

A thirteen year old male reported that while walking on Ash Street near Fillmore Street he was approached by an unknown subject in a white Camaro. The juvenile told deputies that the subject asked him, do you want a ride, get in the car and I’ll take you home. The juvenile ignored the subject and walked towards a house in the area. The subject left the area in the vehicle.

The driver of the vehicle is described as a White male, 30-40 years old, clean shaven, with dark hair. The subject was wearing a white t-shirt with the words “SO-CAL” in black lettering. The vehicle is described as a 90’s model white Chevrolet Camaro, with a dent on the front right passenger side.

The Superintendent of the Taft City school district was notified of the report. A broadcast of the information was sent out notifying the Taft City Police department and the California Highway Patrol.

 If anyone has information regarding this incident they are urged to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 661-763-8550.