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Police Increase Patrols in Response to Luring Reports

Teaneck police step up patrols around where children gather, official says. Information on nearby luring attempts shared with township officers.

Teaneck’s police chief has directed officers to increase patrols around areas where young people gather following a string of reported child abduction attempts around North Jersey, a town councilman said Monday.

“The officers will also actively monitor locations such as schools (both public and private), parks, and municipal installations such as the Rodda Center and the Library,” Councilman Elie Y. Katz wrote in an e-mail to residents.

Teaneck police said there have been no recent reports of luring cases in the township, but information on the nearby cases was being shared with officers. Township Schools Superintendent Barbara Pinsak also issued a letter to parents last week with safety tips.

The latest incident was reported over the weekend in Ridgewood, when an 8-year-old boy said he was approached by a man in the restroom of a local eatery, according to village police.

Authorities described the man as a “dark-skinned male, approximately 6'0" with brown hair, wearing a black buttoned-down shirt, blue jeans and grey work boots.”

That description differs from one distributed by police in Hackensack, Oradell, Westwood, New Milford and Maywood.

New Milford police were reported in the borough. He was described as in his mid-40's with a prominently large nose with short brown hair, brown eyes, bushy eyebrows and a round face.

Westwood police also released a sketch of a middle-aged, balding white man sought in connection with a possible attempt to lure a young girl as she walked to school.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police and immediately report suspicious activity. 

 

Related News: 

  • Sketch Released in Latest Possible Bergen Child Luring Attempt
  • New Milford Police Investigate Two Luring Incidents
  • Police Release Sketch in Hackensack Luring Attempt
  • Luring Reports Prompt School District Safety Reminder

 

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JamesTS October 22, 2012 at 08:24 PM
I hope they get this guy soon! those sketches do all look similar to me. Someone has to know something, friends,family,etc must know this guy and i bet he has done this before. Keep your eyes open people. call the Police when you see ANYTHING.
Lisa Buonomo October 23, 2012 at 03:48 PM
This world is changing for the WORST!! I really wish monies would be found to bus these kids to the middle schools!!!! It is JUST NOT SAFE ANYMORE!! Wouldn't it be less costly for the town to get busses to bus the kids, then to have officers patrol neighborhoods? Just saying?! Also, if you have noticed the downward trend - it started with one man in one city - now it has grown to a few men and many towns!!! As if its a recreational thing!!!!! FREAKIN SICK!!!!! Very upset and worried MOM!!!
Lisa Buonomo October 23, 2012 at 10:23 PM
PLEASE TELL ME WHOM I NEED TO CONFRONT ABOUT GETTING BUSSING FOR MY DAUGHTER TO AND FROM SCHOOL TO KEEP HER SAFE!!!!http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57538543/two-teen-boys-arrested-in-n.j-12-year-old-autumn-pasquales-death/ SHE WAS KILLED FOR HER BIKE!!!! THE PREDITORS/ ONES DOING THE LURING ARE GETTING YOUNGER AND YOUNGER - HOLY S*^T!!!!!

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