The La Mesa Police Department, in a joint effort with local high schools and the El Cajon Police Department, have arrested a man in connection with a recent spate of sexual harassment of female high school students, as they walked to school.
Daniel Hubbard, of La Mesa, is alleged to have been involved in recent reports of harassing two Grossmont High School students and one Helix Charter High School student in the last 10 days.
On Wednesday, police say , and Lemon Grove resident, as she was walking to Helix High School at about 9 a.m. Hubbard, who was driving an older pickup truck, drove up to the student and whistled at her, while also making comments of a sexual nature. When the student ignored him, Hubbard allegedly pulled his truck over, began walking with the student, and grabbed her on the left forearm. The female student pulled away and ran to school, where she notified administrators.
On May 10, police say they believe Hubbard was involved in a similar harassment incident with two female students walking to Grossmont High School.
Hubbard is alleged to have driven a tan mini-van past the girls on three separate occassions, asking them if they needed a ride to school. When the girls refused, police say Hubbard yelled at the girls – one a 15-year-old from Spring Valley, and one a 14-year-old from El Cajon – to get into the van. They ran to school and Hubbard drove away, according to police.
Hubbard has been booked into county jail under the above charges.