New Castle County Police have some helpful advice for making this a safe Halloween.
Children should be accompanied by an adult while going door-to-door. It’s a good idea for youngsters to carry a flashlight, stay to the sidewalk or the far right side of the highway, and only trick-or-treat in a faimilar neighborhood. Costumes should not drag on the ground, and facial make-up is safer than wearing a mask. Also, reflective markings or tape can be attached to clothing or a costume. Only approach a home with the porch lights on. Parents should inspect any candy or treats that have been collected. Any suspected incidents of tampering should be reported to the police non-emergency number at 302-573-2800. Also, the police community services unit has more Halloween safety information at 302-395-8050. If you are home and expect trick-or-treaters, turn on the outside ligiths. If you have a pet, keep your animal inside. Pets may be frightened by children in costume.