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Attempted Luring Reported Near Ridgewood Whole Foods

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November 18,2015
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Ridgewood NJ, The Ridgewood Poloice report that on Monday, November 10, 2015 a juvenile walking on Godwin Avenue near the Whole Foods market reported that a vehicle traveling West on Godwin Avenue on the opposite side of the street described as a turquoise blue SUV (sport utility vehicle) or Crossover slowed as it passed him. The juvenile was not positive that the operator was speaking to him when he shouted “Get in the car, get in the car” from across the street. There was no attempted physical contact by the alleged actor.

The operator of the vehicle was described as a Hispanic male in his twenties or thirties, clean shaven. Responding patrol units were unable to locate the vehicle, the operator or any witness. We would like remind parents to council their children concerning any contact made with strangers and the possible dangers involved. All incidents, even those where the intentions of the stranger are not clear, should be immediately reported to the police. Quick police notification increases the opportunity for the police to investigate the incidents effectively and determine if any actual threat might be involved. The matter is being investigated by the detective bureau.

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Ridgewood Police Department : Possible attempted luring

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Ridgewood Police Department : Possible attempted luring
October 20,2014
Ridgewood PD

Suspicious incident / Possible attempted luring

Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood Police report that On 10/20/2014 at approximately 3:15pm the department received a report of a suspicious incident / possible attempted luring incident on East Ridgewood Avenue near Hope Street.

The driver of the vehicle slowed down on East Ridgewood Avenue and asked the victim if she wanted some candy. The victim did not engage the driver and was able to take a photo of the vehicle involved. The vehicle involved is a Black Ford Econoline van with New Jersey Registration. This van is possibly a 2007 through 2013 with running boards and backup sensors on the rear bumper.

The driver of the van is described as a White Male in his early fifties, approximately 5’9” and approximately 240 pounds. The passenger in the van is a younger dark skinned, possibly Hispanic male who did not say or do anything during the encounter. If you have any information, please contact the Ridgewood Detective Bureau at (201) 251-4536.

The above photo of the van in question was taken by the victim.

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Ridgewood Police Sixth report of an attempted luring of a child in northern New Jersey


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Ridgewood Police Sixth report of an attempted luring of a child in northern New Jersey

March 19, 2014

There is now a sixth report of an attempted luring of a child in northern New Jersey. In the latest incident, a boy in Hackensack was walking to school on Monday morning when a man asked him if he’d help him find his lost dog. Police are also investigating reports of luring attempts in Leonia, Norwood and Ridgefield Park. Full story at this link:

Ridgewood Chief of Police John Ward has issued a safety message to parents and guardians about recent attempted luring incidents in Bergen County. Please click here  to read the letter, which was distributed by Dr. Fishbein yesterday.