NUTLEY, NJ - Police Director Alphonse Petracco and Chief Thomas Strumolo are advising of a suspicious encounter.

Nutley Police are investigating an incident that occurred today 1/23/2017 at approximately 7:45 AM.

A 13 y/o Nutley Student reported to police that while walking to school an older man pulled next to him and offered him a ride. The juvenile told police he did not know the man and described him as - in his fifties, gray hair and gray goatee. Driving a red minivan. He did not follow or attempt to lure the juvenile and committed no crime.

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Police are investigating, to confirm incident was nothing more than a ride offer.

The incident occurred at the intersection of Franklin Ave and High St. and request anyone who may have witnessed or has information to contact Police at 973-284-4940

Editor's Note: Last week, TAPinto reported on two attemtped luring incidents in Montclair. Two Attempted Abductions Reported in Montclair in which the suspect was described as a white male, 50’s, regular length white/gray hair, a white mustache and beard, TAPinto Nutley has reached out to the Nutley Police Department to determine if there is a connection and will report the answer. is an online newspaper serving the Township of Nutley. is accredited by the New Jersey Press Association, and is the only locally owned news organization serving the community. Sign up for our FREE daily eNews and follow us on Facebook and Twitter @TAPintoNutley  Got a news tip? email us at