Truck Driver Goes Missing


California police are seeking help from the public to find 54-year-old truck driver, Satwant Singh Bains, who went missing on May 15, under what they call ‘mysterious conditions.’

A Fresno County Sheriff’s news release stated:

“Around 5:00 am on May 15th, officers with the California Highway Patrol responded to Interstate 5 and Whitworth Road, which is just northwest of Los Banos. Officers received a report of a big rig truck pulling a refrigeration trailer idle on the freeway, partially blocking the northbound right lane. 

“Officers discovered the truck’s engine running and the doors were unlocked with no one inside. Officers found a cell phone and wallet inside the truck belonging to Satwant Bains. Officers checked the immediate area and could not find Bains. His truck and trailer were towed away to a storage area. 

“Officers contacted Bains’ family and informed them of the situation. Due to Bains being a Fowler resident, his family filed a missing persons report later in the day with the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office. Bains was reportedly hauling a load to Fairfield (northern California). Family members say it is out of character for Bains to vanish without telling anyone.”

Authorities have said that Bains is diabetic and may be in need of medication.

Bains is described as 5’8”, weighs about 230 pounds with brown eyes, black hair, and a moustache and goatee. He also has a black cross tattoo on his right hand.

If you have any information about Bains, contact Fresno County Sheriff’s Office at 559-600-3111 and reference case # 19-6289.