Attempted Luring in the River Vale Community

Sofia Papadopoulos

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On February 5 at around 3:15 an 11 year old male reported an attempted luring on Montview Place. The silver colored, four door sedan occupied by a white/tan middle aged male wearing glasses and a bandana is still out in the Pascack Valley community.

 

The targeted young male claims that the driver yelled, “Yo, need a ride?” as he was walking on the street. The car then traveled east on Montview Place and turned southbound on Rivervale Road. No other information has been collected by the River Vale Police Department.

 

All students must now be aware to not allow strangers to hand them any items and do not go into a car with someone you do not know. If one is to be approached by a stranger, they must seek help immediately for appropriate investigation to occur.

 

As the Superintendent of Pascack Valley Regional High School, Erik Gunderson advises, “If a stranger grabs you, do everything you can to stop him or her from pulling you away. Drop to the ground, kick, hit, bite and scream. Do whatever it takes to attract the attention of others who can help you. If someone is dragging you away, scream, ‘this is not my dad,’ or ‘this is not my mom.’”

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