Police Seek Public’s Help to ID Man Who Attempted to Buy a Child

Published on June 03, 2021

NJSP sketch wanted person

The New Jersey State Police and Morris County Park Police are seeking the public's assistance with identifying a man who they said attempted to buy a child on the Hurd Street side of Hedden County Park in Mine Hill and Dover.

On Wednesday, May 26, at approximately 2:22 p.m., a man approached a woman who was with her 2-year-old son and made multiple attempts to purchase the child, according to police reports. After numerous failed attempts, the suspect met with two men between the age of 25-30 before departing the park through the Park Heights Avenue gate in Dover, according to authorities.

The man being sought is described as a Hispanic man with a gold front tooth, age 47-58, 5’7”, wearing a white tee-shirt, and a black baseball hat with a “RM” logo.

A detective with the State Police Forensic Imaging Unit created a composite sketch of the suspect.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Morris County Park Police Detective Bureau at 862-325-7716.

Anonymous tips are welcome. You could receive a REWARD up to $1,000. 

  • Contact Morris County Sheriff's CrimeStoppers at www.copcall.org or 973-COP-CALL.
  • Use the free "P3 Tips" app on any mobile device. NO ONE WILL ASK YOUR NAME!




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