Northwest Bakersfield

BPD: Help wanted to ID man who offered children a ride

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) - Bakersfield police are asking for the community's assistance to identify a man who reportedly offered children a ride Thursday afternoon in a northwest neighborhood near Calloway Drive and Noriega Road.

It happened around 4:30 p.m. in the 9900 block of Cheyenne Drive, according to a department news release.

Investigators said the man driving an older model Dodge Ram-type pickup drove away when the children refused his offer, but they'd still like to know who he is.

The incident is being looked at as a possible case of annoying a child.

The man is described as white, in his 50s with short brown hair and a slim build. He was wearing a black t-shirt and was dirty in appearance.

Anyone with information is urged to call police at (661) 327-7111.