COVINA — Police arrested a 24-year-old Covina man Friday on suspicion of annoying and making sexual statements to at least three underage girls and a young woman in the Covina area in recent weeks, authorities said.
Michael Allen Garner was booked on suspicion of child annoyance, Covina police Sgt. Dave Foster said in a written statement.
Covina police had received reports on April 25, 26 and 28 of a man in a sedan “contacting females on the sidewalk, offering them a ride and asking them for sexual favors,” the sergeant said.
A similar incident was also reported to sheriff’s officials patrolling an unincorporated county area near Covina, he said.
All of the victims were minors except one, who was 18 years old, Foster said.
A school police officer assigned to Charter Oak High School pulled over a car about 10:30 Friday for making an illegal U-turn in front of the school, police said.
Both the driver and vehicle matched the description of the sexual annoyance cases, Foster said, and Garner was ultimately identified by victims as the person who had approached them.
According to sheriff’s booking records, Garner was being held in lieu of $5,000 bail at the sheriff’s San Dimas Station and was due for arraignment Tuesday in Pomona Superior Court.