Berkeley PD: No Child Luring Danger After Police Find Suspected Vehicle

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BERKELEY TWP-On January 26th 2017 the Berkeley Township Police received a report regarding an attempted luring incident in which a suspicious white van, who’s driver was speaking to children in the neighborhood at the bus stop. This occurred in the afternoon in the area of Harbor Inn Road. Patrol units responded immediately and were present at these bus stops for the next several days.

In addition, Berkeley Detectives responded to the area and conducted a follow-up investigation to try to identify the vehicle and the driver. The investigation lead to the vehicle and the driver being identified. Berkeley Detectives contacted and interviewed the driver.

At this time no evidence indicating criminal activity was uncovered and no evidence exists to indicate that this was a luring attempt.

Additional reports of attempted luring that have been circulating on social media are unfounded. Although we have fielded many calls regarding this, there have been no reports of additional incidents.

The Berkeley Township Police remind residents to always remain vigilant and to report any suspicious activity promptly to 732-341-6600. Tips can be given by calling 732-341-1132 x611.

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