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***UPDATE: 9 P.M. 1/11/19***
Walter Hernandez has been located in Sanford and arrested on his VCSO warrant during a traffic stop conducted by Sanford PD.
VCSO DETECTIVES SEEKING PUBLIC'S HELP IN LOCATING STALKING SUSPECT
Volusia County sheriff's detectives are seeking a Sanford man on a stalking charge following multiple reports of him approaching women and making sexually suggestive comments.
The suspect is Walter O. Hernandez, 62 (DOB 9/27/1956) of Boulder Court in Sanford. He is believed to be traveling in a 2007 Honda Fit with Florida tag GWY I96.
A recent Sanford Police Department Facebook post regarding a report of a similar incident in Sanford is available at: https://www.facebook.com/SanfordPolice/posts/2099017140159091
On Monday in DeBary, a suspect matching the same description as in the Sanford case drove up to a young woman on a run in DeBary, followed her and asked to perform a sex act on her.
Detectives are continuing to actively investigate all other reports of similar incidents as they seek Hernandez's whereabouts. Anyone with information is asked to call 911.
Administrative offices: West Volusia 386-736-5961 Daytona Beach 386-254-4689 New Smyrna Beach 386-423-3352
Non-emergency dispatch numbers: DeLand 386-943-8276 Daytona Beach 386-239-8276 New Smyrna Beach 386-409-8276 Osteen 407-323-0151