Shortly after 4:00 PM on Tuesday, March 5, a suspicious incident occurred involving a twelve year old female in the Greenhaven area.

The girl was walking home in the vicinity of Brevoort Lane and Greenhaven Road when she was approached by a vehicle described as a bright blue compact car with a black and white “TAXI” sticker on the door and a yellow license plate. The driver was described as an older white male, balding with white hair, with a crooked tooth. He spoke with a heavy accent. The male stopped the vehicle twice and asked the girl if she needed a ride. The girl fled toward her home and the vehicle left the scene. There was no overt attempt to approach the girl other than asking her if she needed a ride.

Anyone with information about this incident should call the City of Rye Police Department at (914) 967-1234. 


Parents are encouraged to be vigilant for suspicious activity regarding their children and to reinforce basic safety precautions:

  • Do not talk to strangers
  • Never enter a vehicle with a stranger
  • Walk in public areas when possible and walk in groups
  • If approached by a stranger, run to safety
  • Try to remember license plate numbers or other descriptive information
  • Call 911 immediately and report suspicious behavior to the police

Thank you for your attention to this important matter.


Dr. Peter J. Mustich

Peter J. Mustich, Ed. D.

Superintendent of Schools