main content starts hereRotterdam Police investigating two suspicious person incidents

| October 2, 2017

The Rotterdam Police Department has informed the Mohonasen Central School District that it is investigating two suspicious person incidents that took place Monday morning. In a press release, the police provided the following information:

The first incident occurred at approximately 6:40 a.m., when a man sitting in his vehicle near the McDonald’s on Altamont Avenue made inappropriate remarks to two female teenage students. The students became alarmed, fled the scene and called police. The man did not make contact with the students nor did he attempt to lure them into his vehicle. The man is described as white, unshaven and in his 40s. He was wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt with a fluorescent shirt underneath. His vehicle was described as an older model dark-colored, four-door sedan.

A second incident occurred at a school bus stop on Hamburg Street at approximately 7:45 a.m. Parents of students waiting at the bus stop reported that a man was seen pacing around the area. The man did not engage the parents or children in conversation, but the parents told police they found his behavior suspicious. After the children boarded the school bus, the man left the area in a dark-colored, four-door sedan. He is described as a white male, 35- to 40-years old with reddish hair that is balding. He was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and long jean shorts.

Police are investigating each incident to determine if they are related. Anyone with information regarding either incident is asked to contact Rotterdam Police at (518) 630-0911.