UPDATED: Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 3:15 p.m.
The New Providence Police confirmed that this possible luring incident investigation has concluded as a miscommunication between the motorist and the juvenile. "We are 100 percent certain that this was not a luring attempt," police said. "We have identified the driver, and it was a miscommunication," said Captain Theresa Gazaway.
NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence Police Department responded to a report of a possible luring incident on October 4 at 3:40 p.m. near the 800 block of Springfield Avenue.
The police report said, "A 12 year old juvenile male reported that he was asked by an individual operating a black, four door sedan (possibly a newer Honda Accord), if he needed a ride he could get into the car. The juvenile was on the phone with his parent at the time and ran away. The juvenile described the operator of the vehicle as a clean shaven, Hispanic male with short hair in his 30’s. The vehicle then continued east on Springfield Avenue. We are currently investigating this report and reviewing video footage."
There is no further information available at this time. The incident is under investigation. Anyone having any additional information to this report is asked to contact the New Providence Police Department at 908-665-1111.