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Suspicious Text Messages sent to Juveniles

Press Release

Chief Robert L. Brice reports the following occurrences:

On Tuesday, May 26 the Wall Township Police received a report of suspicious text messages sent to a Township Juvenile which was reported to Police by the Juveniles parents. It appeared to be an inadvertent text sent to the juvenile however when the juvenile answered, the conversation continued. During the course of the texting conversation the subject identified themselves as an adult female and mentioned meeting the juvenile in two possible locations. The Wall Township Police Detective Division is actively investigating the incident and attempting to identify the subject in question.

Since receiving this report, the Wall Police received additional reports of adults and juveniles receiving random text messages on their cell phones. The text messages are vague and appear to be attempting to direct people to specific web sites possibly in an attempt to increase traffic on those web sites.

The Wall Police feel there is no imminent threat and are advising residents if they receive random texts from an unknown person they should not respond. At no time should you ever send personal information electronically to an unknown source.

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Anyone with information or similar incident is asked to contact the Wall Township Police Department Detective Bureau at (732)449-4800.

For any additional information please contact the Wall Police Public Information Officer:

Detective Lieutenant Pete Lokerson #119

plokerson@wallpolic.org

(732) 449-4500 ext 1119

*Despite these charges, every defendant is presumed innocent, unless and until found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, following a trial at which the defendant has all of the trial rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and State law.

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