Sheriff’s Department spokesman Drew Sugars said deputies responded to Turnpike Road and Hollister Avenue about 6:20 p.m. Wednesday.
The teen said he had been walking near the school at 4750 Hollister Ave. when a man in a pickup truck pulled up next to him, held up a cell phone and said that someone on the phone wanted to talk to the boy, according to Sugars. He said the boy kept walking and reported the incident right away.
A sheriff’s sergeant later stopped a man in a pickup truck who matched the description provided by the teenager, Sugars said.
Mario Rios Bibiano faces charges of child annoying and remains in the Santa Barbara County Jail on a no-bail immigration hold.
Sugars said Bibiano was also driving without a license and didn’t have registration for the vehicle.