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Chesterton Police: Make your Halloween a safe one

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The Chesterton Police Department is reminding folks that all Duneland communities will be holding authorized trick-or-treat from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31. On behalf of all the communities involved, the Chesterton Police Department would like to offer several safety tips for residents, motorists, parents, and children, the CPD said.

For motorists:

-- All motorists should drive carefully, slowly, and defensively.

-- Be ready to act immediately and when driving in or through a congested area or neighborhood.

-- Please be patient.

For trick-or-treaters:

-- The weather forecast is calling for cool temperatures. Please plan accordingly.

-- Wear bright or visible colors.

-- All participants should carry some sort of illumination: a flashlight or glow sticks.

-- Wear reflective tape on your costumes or clothing.

-- Walk in groups and dont run from house to house.

-- Make sure to look both ways when crossing the street or intersection and do not cross between parked cars.

-- Do not wear costumes that interfere with your ability to see clearly.

-- And carry a cell phone.

For kids of all ages:

-- Dont eat candy until you or your parents have inspected it.

-- Only approach homes with their exterior or porch lights illuminated. If interior lights are on, but not the exterior or porch lights, pass on.

-- Anybody who observes or experiences any kind of suspicious activity or behavior should call the CPD at 926-1136. In case of emergency, call 911 and make sure you know your location.

-- All police departments will be out in force during and after trick-or-treat.

In a pandemic:

-- The CPD is reminding everyone that participating in trick-or-treat, or not participating, is a personal choice.

-- Those going door-to-door should wear a mouth and nose covering. Costume masks are not adequate protection against the virus.

-- If the porch or exterior light is not illuminated at a given house, respect the homeowners privacy and do not approach, even if interior lights are on.

-- Those residents who wish to hand out candy are urged to do so outside their homes and wear masks.

-- Leaving a communal bowl of candy for everyone to grab from is not recommended.

-- Provide pre-packaged, store-bought candy, not homemade treats.

-- And at all times, practice social-distancing when with those outside your household.

 

 

Posted 10/30/2020

 
 
 
 

 

 

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