Child Luring Incidents Deemed False Alarm

Photo courtesy Toms River Police

  TOMS RIVER – Reported child luring incidents have been deemed harmless after an investigation, according to police.

  On Sept. 28, Toms River Police reported two separate suspected incidents of child luring in the Georgetown section of the township.

  After a complete investigation, the person of interest was identified and “it has been determined that there was no criminal intent to lure or cause any harm to the children,” stated Jillian Messina of the TRPD.

  Police described the person of interest as a white male, heavy set, with a bald head and goatee facial hair, last seen wearing a light gray or white top. He was driving a light gray or silver/champagne SUV.

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  The person of interest and his family were later interviewed and it was determined that no harm was intended.

  “These children acted appropriately doing exactly what they should have done when approached by a stranger. We commend them for their actions and their parents for alerting authorities,” stated Messina.