RCMP want fun and safe Halloween

Officers will be walking streets on Oct. 31.

  • Oct. 30, 2014 5:00 p.m.
RCMP want fun and safe Halloween

Ridge Meadows RCMP will be out on the streets to ensure a fun and safe Halloween for everybody.

“Every Halloween Ridge Meadows RCMP make a safety plan,” said Cpl. Alanna Dunlop.  “This year we will have extra uniformed officers out on patrol.  There will be a zero tolerance taken to anyone who is partaking in any dangerous or illegal activity.  This will include any parties that disturb the peace of neighbourhoods, random acts of vandalism, and people who consume alcohol or are intoxicated in public.”

Police remind all citizens:

• be vigilant and know the area where your children are going to be trick or treating;

• don’t go to homes that are clearly not participating in Halloween (have no lights on, or are in darkness);

• Halloween costumes should be bright, or have reflective material on them;

• make sure your child can see, as many Halloween masks will impair vision (wearing makeup may be a better idea);

• encourage your child to wait until they’re home before consuming any treats;

• inspect all candy to make sure it is safe to be eaten;

• drivers are urged to slow down, especially in residential areas, as this provides more time to see pedestrians and react.

Police want to remind all citizens that the sale and use of fireworks is banned in both Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge, unless permits have been authorized.