With Halloween a week away RCMP remind parents and children to have a safe and fun evening of ‘trick or treating’.
Some safety tips from police for Halloween are:
- Do not go trick or treating alone. Children should be accompanied by a responsible adult.
- Wear bright costumes and carry a flashlight, glow stick or have reflective tape on your costume to be visible to motorists.
- If you are wearing a mask ensure the eye holes are large enough for you to see clearly.
- Do not eat treats until they have been inspected by an adult.
- Throw away treats that are not in the manufacture’s packaging.
For older kids and teenagers out on their own police further suggest:
- Use the buddy system and do not go out alone.
- Do not approach houses that have the lights off.
- Do not enter a house or vehicle of anyone you do not know or trust.
- Let your parents know where you are going and when you will be home.
- Never go into alleys, parking lots, wooded areas or parking lots.
- Stay away from firecrackers and fireworks.
“Police will be conducting enhanced patrols with extra officers scheduled for Halloween. We remind motorists to drive slowly and be vigilant of trick or treaters and pedestrians on our roadways during Halloween,” said Cpl. Mike Rail.
For more helpful Halloween Safety tips we invite to visit their website at http://bc.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/ViewPage.action?siteNodeId=2082&languageId=1&contentId=43435
As always police remind everyone who witnesses anything they believe to be suspicious in nature to contact their local police or, should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).