Police Department is reminding folks that trick-or-treat in all Duneland
communities--Chesterton, Porter, Burns Harbor, and unincorporated Porter
County--is scheduled from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31.
be held in Portage from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 31.
The CPD is asking
all motorists to drive carefully, slowly, and defensively; to be patient;
and to be prepared to act immediately when driving in or through a congested
area or neighborhood.
conditions indicate cool temperatures, so plan accordingly, the CPD said.
“If you choose to wear coats, please wear bright colors. In the event of
rain, carry light colored umbrellas.”
are also strongly encouraged to carry some sort of illumination. Parents and
older kids should wear brighter or lighter colored clothes or costumes,
carry a bright flashlight or the neon colored glow sticks, and consider
wearing reflective tape on clothes or costumes.
Walk in groups and
try not to run from house to house. Where possible, use the sidewalk, look
all ways before crossing any street or intersection, and don’t cross the
street between parked cars.
In addition, avoid
costumes which interfere with you or your children’s ability to see clearly.
And carry a cell
Children should eat
no candy until they’ve returned home and parents have had an opportunity to
Only approach homes
whose exterior or porch lights are illuminated. If the interior lights are
on but exterior lights are not, pass on.
parents, children, or homeowners--who observes or experiences any suspicious
or concerning activity should call the CPD at (219) 926-1136.
In the case of an
emergency, dial 911 and make sure you are familiar with your location or the
street you are on. All police departments will be out in force during and
after trick-or-treat hours.