Police and school officials have confirmed that a child luring incident did take place Thursday in the Mill Creek Road area of Bayville.
Berkeley Township Schools Superintendent James D. Roselli sent an e-mail this afternoon informing the district staff that Police Chief Karin T.DiMichele had called him at 12:45 p.m. to confirm the incident.
Two women in a dark blue minivan with black tinted windows attempted to lure a second-grader into the vehicle, Roselli said.
The driver was a white female and there appeared to be a young white female in the back asking 'Would you like to go for a ride?' Roselli said.
The make and model of the minivan are unknown, but it appeared to be of 1990s vintage, he said.
Roselli announced at the Oct. 25 Board of Education meeting that reports of the luring incident had not been substantiated. But he received another call from DiMichele today confirming the incident.
Detective Sgt. James J. Smith said yesterday that no one had reported the incident to police. But that changed today, DiMichele said.
"A person did come forward," she said. "The detective bureau is investigating and interviewing the parties."
Anone with any information is urged to call the police department at 732-341-6600.