Reported Luring Incident Resolved In Red Hook

DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. - A teenager has been identified as the suspicious driver who allegedly approached a woman earlier this week presenting himself as a police officer.

<p>Red Hook Police Department</p>

Red Hook Police Department

Photo Credit: Red Hook Police Department

The Red Hook Police Department received a call on Monday, Sept. 11 from a local female resident who reported that while she was walking on East Market Street between Vin’s Auto and Red Hook Auto she was approached by a man in a Toyota Corolla offering her a ride.

Police said that the woman reported that while talking, the man verbally identified himself as a law enforcement officer before offering a ride, prompting an investigation by detectives into the driver and his vehicle.

Investigators received a tip on Friday from a concerned citizen regarding a suspicious vehicle matching the description of the Corolla from Monday’s incident. Further investigation led police to a 19-year-old man who admitted to stopping and asking the woman if she needed assistance.

According to police, it’s been determined that the man is not a threat to the public, though the investigation is ongoing. 

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