Man at Nyack Middle School Bus Stop Not a Threat

On Monday morning, two Nyack Middle School students reported a suspicious adult male staring at them at their bus stop in Valley Cottage. However, police investigated the incident and said the man is not suspicious


On Monday morning, two Nyack Middle School students reported a suspicious adult male staring at them at their bus stop in Valley Cottage. 

"One of the boys alertly went back into his home to advise his father who came outside to investigate. The man quickly got into his car before the father could approach him and drove away in a dark colored sedan. It was reported that there was another person in the passenger side of the car," according to a letter by Superintendent Jim Montesano.

Sgt. Jo Anne Fratianni of the Clarkstown Police Department said that police were investigating the incident and concluded that there are no concerns. 

The suspicious male was identified last night and had a legitimate reason to be in the area, said Fratianni. This incident is no longer considered to be suspicious and the children did not appear to be in any danger from this individual.

NyackPride November 28, 2012 at 02:43 AM
Griffin You are the Gestapo ! If you called the cops on me because I was driving my car around and happened to look at some panicky kids, you'd be concerned, but a guy like you couldn't be wrong, could you? Clarkstown PD is the highly trained force with most having prior service in the NYPD. Cops cleared him that's good enuff for me. About 10 yrs ago I saw a car rolling downhill in PR 7/11 parking lot. Toddler in rear seat, I jumped in pulled the brake and got out to find the mother, showed her my tin and explained what happened. She was greatfull as I remembered it. It could very well been misconstrued as me doing something else at first glance. It's guys skeptical guys like griffin that put innocent guys away when they do jury duty. I'm sure he's fun to be around during the holidays. MG
NyackPride November 28, 2012 at 02:44 AM
Copy and paste letter please
N November 28, 2012 at 03:43 AM
k, I found this link, although it sounds like it is 2 very different cases, as in one the man was talking and following the kids, and another man was on a dock in a legally called park...no relation what so ever! yet here is the letter I assume they all got: http://nyack.patch.com/articles/alert-4-nyack-kids-approached-by-suspicious-man
Griffin November 28, 2012 at 02:24 PM
Exactly Officer Glackens, that is what I said. The kids' instincts said that something was out of order, they called the cops. The cops cleared the situtation. No one denies that. What kind of street do you live on that you don't notice if someone who doesn't live around there is hanging around? It's a simple instinct. I don't even let my kids outside unattended when the lawn crews are out, or the Jehovah's Witnesses are ringing bells, or when folks come around asking us to sign petitions for the desalination project....strangers all of them, and we notice and watch until they are gone. Simple.
Griffin November 28, 2012 at 02:40 PM
Nope, not the same letter, this was a previous incident. I am sure it's on the nyack schools website by now.


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