Bakersfield, Calif. September 21 2019
The Bakersfield Police Department reported that they received information from the community identifying the suspect in this case as Steven Waldo.
As a result of the responses from the community, Waldo was located, confirmed to be the suspect, and arrested for violation of California Penal Code 647.6(a)(1) – Annoying a Child.
The Bakersfield Police Department said they would like to thank the community for their assistance in identifying Waldo.
The Bakersfield Police Department is asking for the public’s help in finding a man wanted for questioning regarding a sexual battery that happened Tuesday at a local Target store.
The incident happened about 10:45 a.m. at the Valley Plaza Mall Target location, located at 2901 Ming Ave.
BPD says the man posed as an undercover security officer and told a juvenile victim he needed to search her as part of a theft investigation.
The victim went to the women’s restroom with the man, who sexually battered her, according to BPD.
The man is described as white, 45 to 55 years old, full light-colored beard, sleeve tattoos on both arms, wearing a dark colored Boston hat, white button-up short sleeved shirt, and blue jeans.
An investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information on this case should call BPD at (661) 327-7111.