Thursday, October 4, 2018



Three unfounded suspicious incidents involving children reported

MID-HUDSON – Three incidents involving children, first thought to be suspicious, have proved no danger to youngsters.

Around 6 p.m. on Monday, October 1, Poughkeepsie Town Police were made aware of a suspicious incident involving possible child-luring. The incident occurred on Spackenkill Road at about 3:45 p.m., involving a 14-year-old-girl and the driver of a white commercial van. On October 3, police identified and located the vehicle and driver, a 38-year-old Florida, New York man. Police said no charges will be filed.

At about 8:30 in the morning on Wednesday, October 3, Marlborough Town Police investigated a report of an attempted child abduction. The incident was reported to have taken place on Plattekill Road in Marlboro. The investigation revealed that an attempted child abduction did not occur. Police said the driver and vehicle were identified and the driver’s actions were misinterpreted. Police called it an isolated incident and there is no reason to believe that anyone was in any danger.

In a third incident, this one at Monroe-Woodbury Middle School, on Wednesday, someone wrote a bomb threat on a bathroom wall. The school principal pulled the fire alarm as a precautionary move. Police investigated and found no threat.


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