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Sutter County Sheriff's Department Halloween Safety Tips

Tuesday, October 24, 2006 12:01 AM

Sutter County Sheriff’s Department is planning to be out in full force for Halloween night. The following are some of the safety tips we recommend.

Before Halloween:

  • Plan costumes that are bright and reflective. Consider adding reflective tape to costumes.
  • A mask can limit or block eyesight. Consider non-toxic and hypoallergenic makeup.
  • When shopping for costumes purchase only those with a label indicating they are flame resistant.
  • Think twice before using simulated knives, guns or swords. If such props must be used, be certain they do not appear authentic and are soft and flexible to prevent injury.
  • Obtain flashlights with fresh batteries for all children and their escorts.
  • Openly discuss appropriate and inappropriate behavior at Halloween time.
  • Take extra effort to eliminate tripping hazards on your porch and walkway.
  • Keep Jack O’Lanterns away from areas where children will be standing or walking.

When Trick-Or-Treating:

  • Use your flashlight so you can see and others can see you.
  • Stay in a group.
  • Only trick-or-treat in well known neighborhoods at homes that have a porch light on.
  • Remain on well-lit streets and always use the sidewalk. If no sidewalk, walk facing traffic.
  • Never cut across yards or use alleys.
  • Never enter a stranger’s home or car for a treat.
  • Obey all traffic and pedestrian laws.
  • Always walk, never run across a street. Cross only at corners.
  • Remove any mask or item that will limit eyesight before crossing a street, driveway or alley.
  • Don’t assume the right of way. Motorists may have trouble seeing Trick-or-Treaters.
  • Never consume unwrapped food items or open beverages that may be offered.
  • No treats are to be eaten until they are thoroughly checked by an Adult at home.
  • Law Enforcement authorities should be notified immediately of any suspicious or unlawful activity.

Contact Person and Telephone Number:

Undersheriff J. Paul Parker 530-822-7307
 

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