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Date and Time of Release: 27 October 2010

Date and Time of Incident: 31 October 2010

Subject: Halloween trick-or-treat tips _______________________________________________________________________

The activities associated with Halloween can be fun for the whole family, but requires specific safety precautions. Consider these safety tips for trick or treating to ensure a safe and fun Halloween for you and your children.

• Never allow children under the age of 12 to trick or treat alone. Older children should plan their route ahead of time so parents know where they are.

• Always carry a flashlight and send one with older children.

• Remind children to use sidewalks and to look both ways before crossing the street.

• Instruct children to only visit well lit houses and never enter a home to receive candy or a treat.

• Remind children to never approach a car, or accept treats from a person in a car

• Inspect your children’s candy before they eat it. Wrapped and sealed treats are the safest. Discard unwrapped or homemade treats, fresh fruit or anything that looks remotely suspicious

• Carry a cell phone and report suspicious houses and activities to your local law enforcement agency immediately.