Police are investigating and alerting the public after a reported luring incident involving a middle school student that occurred this week in Fairfield.
Police say they received a report on Monday, June 10 that a Fairfield Woods Middle School student was walking home from school a bit later than dismissal when an unknown white man in his 60's in a vehicle called the student over to his car. The student ignored the attempt to engage in conversation, went home, and reported what happened.
This was reported to have occurred in the area of Palamar Park at approximately 3:30 p.m. The vehicle was described as a black car with New York plates. There is no further information at this time.
"Although no crime was committed, we take these matters very seriously and we will continue to attempt to identify the subject," Fairfield Police said. "Please take note of the description and remain vigilant in observing and reporting any suspicious persons, vehicles, or behaviors to the police at 203‐254‐4800."
In addition, police provided these tips to parents:
- Remain vigilant in observing and reporting any suspicious vehicles, persons, activities, or anything that is otherwise not normal for their area
- Regularly reinforce with children that they should avoid suspicious persons and vehicles
- Encourage children to talk about anything suspicious they observe throughout their day, and encourage them to immediately tell an adult they trust if they have had an encounter that they feel was not normal
- In the school setting, parents and school staff should remind children/students that they should:
- Walk home in a group or with a buddy
- Use routes that are more populated, unobstructed, and well lit
- Always avoid any strangers attempting to engage them in a conversation
- Never approach a strange vehicle
- Immediately tell an adult they trust if they think they have been followed.
- Please do not hesitate to report any strange persons, vehicles, or activity that you or your children may have observed.
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