Local law enforcement is searching for parolee and registered sex offender Gabriel Hernandez who removed his GPS tracking ankle monitor and his whereabouts are unknown.

Hernandez is a 43-year-old Hispanic man, 6 feet 1 inch tall, 170 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

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

-- Bakersfield Police Department