Update on Suspicious Activity on Spackenkill Road
There have been several situations recently involving school age children being approached by strangers in vehicles around the Hudson Valley.
Most recently the Spackenkill School District notified parents of a high school student being approached by a man in a white van with commercial writing on the side. The incident occurred on Monday, October 1st at 6:00pm on Spackenkill Road.
On Wednesday, October 3rd, the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department put out a press release on their Facebook page updating parents on the investigation.
The press release states "this department identified and located the involved vehicle and individual, a 38 YOA resident of Florida, NY. upon further investigation, no charges will be filed."
Shortly after a story came about of a possible child abduction in Marlboro. However, after a deeper investigation police believe the "driver’s actions were misinterpreted."
In September two elementary school girls were also approached on Route 9 in Wappingers while waiting for their bus. Pictures of the vehicle that approached them were shared by the girls' mother.