The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a suspicious incident that occurred on December 12, 2018 at or about 11:15am on South Main Street near the South Seneca Jr./Sr. High School in the Village of Ovid. A twelve year old male reported that he was approached by a Hispanic male with short brown hair wearing blue jeans, a white shirt, and an orange /reddish-colored jacket. The Hispanic male allegedly attempted to engage the twelve year old male into conversation and it appears that he tried to lure him into a box van. The box van was described to be burgundy-colored in the front and white in the back with green lettering with a big upper case letter of “E” that stood out to the child. The Sheriff’s Office is working closely with the South Seneca Jr./Sr. High School and Interlaken Police Department.
Sheriff’s Investigators are also working closely with members of the Geneva Police Department to determine if their recent rash of events are connected.
Sheriff W. Timothy Luce would like to remind residents to be vigilant, be aware of their surroundings at all times, and avoid walking alone. Sheriff’s Deputies and Investigators will be providing an added presence during the school dismissal. Citizens are urged to call 911 to report any suspicious activity.
There was a significant delay in the reporting of this incident to the Sheriff’s Office which explains the reason for the media release on today’s date.