City, police stress Halloween safety

CORNWALL – With a number of little ghosts and goblins running the streets for Halloween tonight (Oct. 31), the city and police are stressing safety for both the little ones and for motorists.

Cornwall police will have increased community patrols and the Mobile Community Watch will be working with the CCPS to provide Halloween Safety Patrols.

The vehicles will have Mobile Community Watch signs and will be on the street from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. to help children if needed.

The city, Cornwall police and SD&G O.P.P. are sharing the following tips so you stay safe tonight:

  • Wear make-up instead of a mask, so you can see properly.
  • Go trick or treating with family or friends.
  • Let people know your route.
  • An adult should check the treats you collect before you eat them.
  • Walk, don’t run and look all ways before crossing the street. Trick or treat on one side of the street and then the other side.
  • Only go to homes that have their lights on.
  • Don’t go anywhere with a stranger.
  • If someone invites you alone into a house say no thanks
  • A flashlight will help light your way.
  • You will walk more easily in a short costume.

For motorists:

  • Watch for children darting out from between parked cars.
  • Watch for children walking on roadways, medians and curbs.
  • Enter and exit driveways and alleys carefully.
  • At twilight and later in the evening, watch for children in dark clothing.

Have a safe and Happy Halloween!