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Police, School Superintendent Confirm Child Luring Incident

Attempt happened to second-grader in Mill Creek area

Police and school officials have confirmed that a child luring incident did take place Thursday in the Mill Creek Road area of Bayville.

Berkeley Township Schools Superintendent James D. Roselli sent an e-mail this afternoon informing the district staff that Police Chief Karin T.DiMichele had called him at 12:45 p.m. to confirm the incident.

Two women in a dark blue minivan with black tinted windows attempted to lure a second-grader into the vehicle, Roselli said.

The driver was a white female and there appeared to be a young white female in the back asking 'Would you like to go for a ride?' Roselli said.

The make and model of the minivan are unknown, but it appeared to be of 1990s vintage, he said.

Roselli announced at the Oct. 25 Board of Education meeting that reports of the luring incident had not been substantiated. But he received another call from DiMichele today confirming the incident.

Detective Sgt. James J. Smith said yesterday that no one had reported the incident to police. But that changed today, DiMichele said.

"A person did come forward," she said. "The detective bureau is investigating and interviewing the parties."

Anone with any information is urged to call the police department at 732-341-6600.

Concerned October 27, 2012 at 11:17 AM
What street was this on?
Alicia Kelly October 27, 2012 at 02:11 PM
It was reported to the police at 7pm on Monday, it's all in the call records. It's sad that the only way the public was being notified up until now was through Facebook and Twitter.
WhatstheRealProblem October 27, 2012 at 05:22 PM
And Facebook and Twitter were completely wrong Ms. Kelly.
tired of berkeley schools October 27, 2012 at 06:40 PM
It is sad that our schools call us for every other thing but the superintendent didnt feel the need to inform us of this with the all call system. Noteven a notice home and I get every other email never saw this one.
concerned October 28, 2012 at 09:17 PM
Ms. Kelly is not wrong. I also live in the neighborhood and the incident did not occur Thursday. It indeed occurred on Monday and was reported on Monday. Nobody is bashing but the police should be honest. It is bad enough that they originally reported it was unfounded. So "whatstherealproblem" is dishonesty.

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