The Kern County Sheriff's Department is asking for the public's help locating registered sex offender and parolee at large Stewart Peterson.

Peterson was released from Lerdo Wednesday and failed to report to his parole officer.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call the sheriff's department at 861-3110 or Secret Witness at 322-4040. Anonymous text tips can be sent to TIP411 (847411); just type the keyword "KCSO" prior to the message.

- Kern County Sheriff's Department