Press Release From Riverside County Sheriff Dated 5/11/2018
On Friday, May 11, 2018, approximately 2:50 PM Temecula Police were called to the area of Gardner Middle School and Kent Hindergardt Park regarding an adult male harassing children. Temecula Police Officers arrived shortly thereafter and searched the area. They contacted and detained a subject matching the suspect description in the 32000 Block of Cam San Jose in front of Redhawk Elementary School. The suspect was identified as 26 year-old Adam Baumgartel, a local Temecula transient. Baumgartel was positively identified as a suspect wanted in a previous stalking investigation and was taken into custody without incident. Temecula Police are still investigating whether the suspect was involved in a child annoyance.
Anyone with any information on this case is encouraged to call the Temecula Police Station at (951) 696-3000.