On Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at approximately 5:44 p.m., the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office was advised of a Hispanic male approaching a female juvenile and attempting to get her into his vehicle.
The caller advised that a Hispanic male driving a silver in color 4 door sedan, followed a 14 years of age girl from her residence to a separate location on the other side of Bowie.
The male stopped and asked the girl for directions to the interstate and then to a gas station stating he was new in town from New Mexico. The male then asked the juvenile to get into his car to take her to where she was going. The juvenile said no and walked away, the male then leaned out his window yelling at her to get into his car. The juvenile ran away taking several side streets to get to a church, her final destination, and stated the male tracked her down on each street she ran to.
As deputies were conducting follow-up, contact was made with several juveniles at the local basketball court. The juveniles advised that they had seen the vehicle and two juvenile females advised they were approached by the same male and was told he was from Texas.
The juvenile females stated the male told them to come to his vehicle, they replied no. The male parked his vehicle, exited and began approaching the juveniles when one spoke up and advised him that if he did not leave, they would contact the police. The male returned to his vehicle and left.
The vehicle is described as light silver in color 4 door sedan, tinted windows with a spoiler on the back, and possible damage to the driver side front bumper, black in color like paint was scratched off.
The suspect is described as Hispanic male 30 to 40 years of age, speaks with an accent but fluent English, short and heavy set, bald head, brown eyes, identical tattoos black in color on his face on the outside of his eyes that radiates down to cheek bones, one victim described it like an exclamation point. The unknown male also has black in color tattoos that cover his entire arms (both) down to approximately his forearm.
Anyone with additional information regarding this incident or a similar one is asked to contact the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office at 520-432-9500.