Oaklyn Police Explain Mysterious Incident of Jan. 28
Chief Joseph Abbate shed some light on his call for public input on a reported incident last week.
Last week, Oaklyn Police sent out a very vague call for public aid in the matter of an incident that may or may not have occurred outside the CVS on the White Horse Pike between 7 and 8 p.m. on Jan. 28.
At the time, Oaklyn Police Chief Joseph Abbate said that releasing too much information on what may have been seen—or not seen, for that matter—could compromise the investigation.
Today, Abbate explained the need for secrecy.
"The initial report came in to police as an abduction," Abbate said in a statement released Tuesday afternoon.
"At the beginning, responding officers were skeptical about the manner in which this incident was reported," the statement read. "Investigators are now confident that this did not take place. Furthermore, the reporting person has now stopped cooperating with this police department."
Abbate went on to thank those who heard about the story and came forward to clarify the matter.
As the old saying goes: No news is good news.