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Two suspicious incidents prompts investigation by Hackettstown Police

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (Warren County) – After two “suspicious incidents,” including a reported attempted luring of two female Centenary University students, the Hackettstown Police Department is investigating.

The first incident occurred this past weekend when two female Centenary University students were approached by an unknown male in an attempt to lure them into his vehicle, police said.

The incident occurred on West Moore Street near the Reeves Residence at around 6:00 p.m., police said.

The suspect was described by the victims as a black male, in his 40’s, and a “burly” body type. The victims did not have any information regarding a vehicle, police said.

“The information on the first incident was provided by Centenary Security and the victims have not yet reported this to the Hackettstown Police Department,” police said.

The second incident occurred on Monday April, 8 at around 8:30 p.m., in the area of Greenview Garden Apartments, located on Arthur Terrace, police said.

A juvenile female reported that a dark colored vehicle, possibly a green Toyota, followed her from one parking lot to another. The female then ran across the street and the vehicle then followed her and parked. The driver then exited the vehicle and walked quickly behind her, police said.

The person was described as a black male, stocky build, and wearing a surgical/medical face mask, police said.

Anyone with information on any of these incidents, is asked to contact the Hackettstown Police Department at 908-852-3300 or 908-852-3302.

“If you find yourself in one of these situations, call 911 immediately. Trust your instincts. Stay safe,” police said.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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