Horseheads Police warn of man attempting to lure student


UPDATE (11:30 a.m.): The Horseheads Central School District sent the following letter to parents.

This morning Horseheads Police informed the district of a report they received late yesterday. While the information is unconfirmed at this time, we wanted to make parents aware.

A student reported a suspicious vehicle near the student’s bus stop in the Village of Horseheads. The student further reported that the driver attempted to have the student enter his vehicle.

The subject in question is described as a black male, roughly age 30-40, average build and height, with short hair, and wearing jeans and a blue t-shirt. The vehicle is described as a white four-door sedan with rust near the rear tires.

Horseheads Police are currently conducting an investigation of the report. Our schools and transportation department, along with our school resource officers, are aware of this situation and will be watchful for any suspicious activity as we continue the school day today and in the future.

We ask if anyone has information regarding this situation or subject to contact the Horseheads Police immediately at 607-739-5669.

We partner with the Horseheads Police in reminding parents, guardians, students, and caregivers to remain vigilant when traveling to and from school and at bus stops.

Please report any concerning activity to law enforcement as soon as possible. As always, the safety of our students is our first priority. If you have questions or information regarding this situation, please contact the police department.


UPDATE (10:52 a.m.): Horseheads Central School District and Horseheads Police tell 18 News that police were notified of the attempted luring late Thursday night and that the school district was notified Friday morning.

The school district says they will be notifying parents on Friday of the incident.


The Horseheads Police Department is warning parents of a suspicious person that approached a student and attempted to lure the child into the subject’s car.

This happened in the area of Horseheads High School on Thursday, March 28, although the student did not attend Horseheads High School. 

The suspect is described as a black male, age 30-40 with short hair and driving a white four-door sedan with rust around the rear wheels.

Horseheads Central School District has been made aware of this situation, and an investigation is ongoing. 

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Horseheads Police Department at (607) 739 5669 

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