15th Police District offers Halloween safety tips and treats


The 15th Po­lice Dis­trict would like all mem­bers of the com­munity to have a safe and happy Hal­loween and will hand out candy to chil­dren from 5 to 8 p.m. at 2831 Levick St. (Har­bison and Levick). In re­turn, the dis­trict asks that fam­il­ies heed sev­er­al im­port­ant Hal­loween safety tips:

All groups of chil­dren should be es­cor­ted by at least one adult. Adults who drive on Hal­loween should be watch­ful of trick-or-treat­ers walk­ing and cross­ing streets.

Chil­dren should be re­minded nev­er to get in­to the car of a stranger. If a child is ap­proached by a stranger, the child should scream loudly to alert oth­ers and run as fast as pos­sible to a safe place, such as a re­l­at­ive’s home or a pub­lic place with oth­er adults present.

Adults should teach young people the dif­fer­ence between “tricks” and van­dal­ism. Throw­ing eggs at houses and cars, graf­fiti and broken win­dows are all crim­in­al be­ha­vi­or and should not be tol­er­ated.

Cos­tumes should in­spec­ted for safety. Masks should al­low the wear­er to main­tain good peri­pher­al vis­ion. Cos­tumes should be fire­proof or treated with fire re­tard­ant. Trick-or-treat­ers should carry flash­lights or glow sticks so they can see where they are walk­ing and are more vis­ible to oth­ers.

As usu­al, chil­dren should al­ways look both ways be­fore cross­ing streets and should cross at corners, not in between parked vehicles. ••End­Frag­ment 

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