BPD: Two children missing together, last seen Friday

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The Bakersfield Police Department is asking for the community’s assistance in locating two missing children, considered at risk due to their age.

Arika Galaviz, 14, is a Hispanic girl, who is 5-feet-2-inches, 120 pounds with black hair and brown eyes, last seen wearing a white and purple t-shirt, purple sweat pants and white Fubu brand tennis shoes.

Arika was last seen on Friday at 7:45 a.m. at Hughes Lane and Pacheco Road.

Israel Mondragon, 13, is a Hispanic boy, 5-feet-4-inches tall, 220 pounds, with brown hair and hazel eyes, last seen wearing a gray t-shirt with an orange logo, black cargo shorts, black and white DC brand shoes and a gray Jansport back pack.

Mondragon was last seen on Friday at 7:30 a.m. when he left his residence to go to school.

Galaviz and Mondragon are considered to be together.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Bakersfield Police Department at 661-327-7111.

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