State Police Create Sketch of Man Wanted for Montclair Luring Incident

Police in Montclair are on the search for a man who is wanted for a luring incident in Montclair earlier in the week.

According to police, the incident happened on Jan. 2, when an 11-year-old girl reported that a man in a vehicle had stopped near her on Alexander Avenue and Squire Hill Road around 7 a.m.

Police say the girl reported that the man had asked her if she wanted a ride because of the cold weather. The girl said no, and the man drove away toward Grove Street.

Montclair school officials sent an email to parents describing the incident on Jan. 3. explaining that police have stepped up patrol in the area and expect staff and students to be safe after the alleged encounter.

Police described the car as a light brown, possibly newer-model, SUV. The man is described as a Hispanic male, between 30 and 40 years of age, with a beard.

The incident is under investigation at this time, according to police.