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.
-- 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
-- The weather
forecast is calling for cool temperatures. Please plan accordingly.
-- Wear bright or
-- 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 don’t 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
For kids of all
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 homeowner’s
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
-- Leaving a
communal bowl of candy for everyone to grab from is not recommended.
pre-packaged, store-bought candy, not homemade treats.
-- And at all
times, practice social-distancing when with those outside your household.