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There could be more tricks than treats this Halloween and Newtown Police are hoping to guard against that by being proactive.  For adults celebrating, police urge precautions including to designate a driver before consuming alcohol.  Officers will be out in force conducting roadside safety checks, roving patrols, and additional officers will be assigned to Main Street. Anyone who sees suspicious activity should call 911.

 

Danbury Police are offering some safety reminders this Halloween, including for trick-or-treaters to wear bright, light-colored or reflective costumes so that motorists see them.  

 

Kids and their parents should also be alert for objects or toys in the walkway or on the porch, and for any hazards on sidewalks.  Trick-or-treaters are encouraged to avoid taking shortcuts through yards and to stay with your group.  

 

Trick-or-treaters should never enter anyone's house or car for a treat.  Parents should inspect all treats collected by their children and dispose of any items that appear to be unsafe for consumption, such as unwrapped, partially opened, discolored or out-of-the-ordinary treats.  

 

Parents are urged to check the Connecticut Sex Offender Registry prior to Halloween night so they can map out their trick-or-treating routes. 

 

People staying home to distribute candy should keep pets away from children and use battery-operated lights instead of candles on the front porch.  

 

Motorist are being urged to drive cautiously, obey all traffic laws and be aware of children who may be running from house to house. 

 

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