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[UPDATED] Milford Police: Suspicious Encounter at School Bus Stop

An unidentified man reportedly spoke to a group of elementary school girls while they were waiting at their school bus stop. But police have determined there was no criminal intent in the interaction between the man and the students.

There was nothing inappropriate said during the conversation, police say. But girls felt uncomfortable about their interaction with the suspect. Credit: Patch file photo
There was nothing inappropriate said during the conversation, police say. But girls felt uncomfortable about their interaction with the suspect. Credit: Patch file photo

Update at 1:15 p.m.

Milford Police have just reported that they were able to locate and interview the adult male individual involved in the bus stop incident yesterday. 

And investigators have determined that there was no criminal intent on the part of the individual regarding his interaction with the female students. 

They added that the man does reside in the area.

Original Post

The Milford Police Department is investigating a complaint of a suspicious encounter at a school bus stop at the corner of Bridgeport Avenue and Ellis Street Thursday morning.

According to the information received by police, a man who was walking west on Bridgeport Avenue shortly before 9 a.m. stopped and spoke with the elementary school girls who were waiting at the stop for their bus. The suspect then left walking east on Bridgeport Avenue, out of their view. 

There was nothing inappropriate said during the conversation, police say. But girls felt uncomfortable about their interaction with the suspect. 

After arriving at school, the students reported the encounter to school officials and police were contacted to investigate.

The male is described as a white male in his 50s with a medium build who was wearing sweatpants and a blue sweatshirt. He is bald and has a white beard.

Police are asking anyone with information ito contact Detective S. Young at 203-783-4765 or the Milford Police Department at 203-878-6551.

vinny a February 22, 2014 at 03:27 PM
This shouldn't be newsworthy. So if the police made it newsworthy then I would say they didn't handle this and the correct manner.
fran mayko February 22, 2014 at 03:40 PM
They, like teachers, are mandated to followup on a case like this. If a child tells a teacher they 'feel uncomfortable' because of a situation involving an adult no matter how innocuous, a teacher or school is mandated by law to report it to police. The police, in turn, are compelled to investigate a situation like this, no matter how harmless we/they may think it is. I agree with Brandon: the Milford Police handled it correctly. Like I said earlier, Are we becoming so paranoid as a society that the most mundane, innocuous comment prompts people to call the police on one another?
vinny a February 22, 2014 at 03:45 PM
Quick!! Somebody send them grief counselors also. They may be scarred for life.
Tmc February 22, 2014 at 04:53 PM
@suemarsh: Take some tips from David Chesler; he sounds like he knows how to parent. Oh and home school your kids from now on. I wouldn't want someone to accidentally look at them one day and get arrested. Chrissakes....

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