Have lots of fun tonight — but be­have

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - The Province - BY CAS­SAN­DRA BERNARD

Char­lot­te­town po­lice will have ex­tra pa­trols tonight as ghosts, witches and gob­lins roam city streets in search of tricks and treats.

The Hal­loween cur­few in the city takes ef­fect at 8 p.m., sim­i­lar to most com­mu­ni­ties across P.E.I., in­clud­ing Corn­wall and Strat­ford, when door-todoor trick-or-treat­ing must come to an end.

Sgt. Gordie McCon­nell said po­lice are en­cour­ag­ing safe fun for all.

“Prop­er­ties should be well lit for young chil­dren. Every­one should be care­ful op­er­at­ing mo­tor ve­hi­cles,” he said.

“It is very dark at night, driv­ers should be care­ful of chil­dren in masks and chil­dren should wear bright col­ored cos­tumes.”

Chil­dren wear­ing masks should make sure they have clear vis­i­bil­ity to keep a look out for driv­ers, he said.

“Ex­tra po­lice will be on pa­trol, there will be po­lice on foot and road checks set up in the Char­lot­te­town area check­ing for any in­frac­tions, any­thing at all,” McCon­nell said.

An adult, 18 years and over, must ac­com­pany any­one un­der the age of 16, af­ter 8 p.m. tonight, he said. There are by­laws in place say­ing that po­lice can ar­rest any­one un­der 16 without an adult chap­er­one. Fines can vary from $100 min­i­mum to $1,000.

“If you are stay­ing home, keep car doors locked and re­move any valu­ables from the ve­hi­cle,” McCon­nell said, not­ing res­i­dents to con­tact po­lice if any sus­pi­cious ac­tiv­ity oc­curs.

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