the staff of the Ridgewood blog
Glen Rock NJ, The Glen Rock Police Department would like to report that we were able to speak to both the individual driving the vehicle as well as the man who witnessed the event and told the driver to leave. We would like to express our sincere thanks to everyone who called and assisted us in this investigation. While this incident was understandably concerning to all of us, our investigation has confirmed that no criminal act was committed.
The Glen Rock Police Department would also like to remind everyone that now is a great time to remind your children of stranger safety. With warmer weather and increased daylight your children will obviously be outside more and unfortunately could encounter a similar situation. Below are some quick points to go over with them to help remind them of the importance of stranger safety:
• Never talk to anyone you don’t know and be extra cautious of anyone who does.
• When outside always be with a group of friends…..use the buddy system.
• Never approach a stranger who stops to talk to you in a car, or take anything from them.
• Don’t be afraid to tell people “NO” or “I don’t know you, leave now.”
• Don’t be afraid to yell as loud as you can. This will scare the individual off and allow other who may be in the area to come to your help.
• Always have a cellphone on you.
• Tell a trusted adult immediately. Notify the police immediately as well.
Once again, the Glen Rock Police Department would like to thank those who helped in this investigation. Glen Rock continues to be a safe community because we have neighbors that always look out for each other. Thank you for your continued support.
The Glen Rock Police Department is currently investigating a suspicious incident that occurred on March 28th at approximately 5pm. Two young girls were walking on Rutland Road when they were approached by an older Hispanic male driving an unidentified white SUV. The male in question is described as an older Hispanic male, possibly in his 60’s or 70’s, with a heavy Spanish accent, light brown skin, balding with black and grey hair, and yellowing teeth. Due to the language barrier the nature of the communication between the man and the girls is not immediately clear.
While this incident was taking place a male who was walking by asked the girls if they knew who this man was and when the girls responded “no” he reprimanded the man and told him to leave and he complied. As of this time there is no evidence to support that a criminal act was attempted, however, a further investigation is warranted based upon the circumstances.
The Glen Rock Police Department is looking to speak to the man who walked by this incident and told the subject to leave, this individual is asked to contact us as soon as possible.
Any residents in the area of Rutland Road who may have home camera footage of this incident that would help in our investigation.
Please reach out to Det. Lucas Doney at 201-670-3947 for email@example.com with any possible information.