Have lots of fun tonight — but behave
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.