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Halloween is CREEPING up! Safety Tips from SCPD

Post Date:10/30/2018 1:00 PM
Halloween is CREEPING up on us!
SCPD wants everyone to have a safe and Happy Halloween. Take a minute to review a few safety tips to make sure you and your family stay safe while trick-or-treating.
* Trick-or-treat with trusted neighbors.
* Dress like a ghoul or goblin, but stay safe. Make sure costumes and candy bags or pails are reflective. Costumes shouldn’t drag too far on the ground to avoid tripping, and masks, hats, and shoes should be well-fitting.
* If you plan to drive on Halloween, watch for children walking on roadways, medians, and curbs. Be sure to enter and exit driveways carefully.
* Use well-marked routes to get to the candy. Always use the sidewalk and do not cut across yards or use alleys. Wherever possible, cross the road at a crosswalk.
* Keep your head up and disconnect from distractions.
* When in doubt, throw the candy out. Avoid candy that has loose wrappings, is completely unwrapped, has puncture holes or is homemade and not factory-wrapped. Small children should not be allowed hard candy, which could be a choking hazard.
* Looking for an alternate way to celebrate right after school? Preschool through 5th graders can attend the children's Halloween Party on October 31 from 3:00-6:00pm at the Youth Activity Center (2450 Cabrillo Avenue) for carnival games, bounce houses, arts and crafts, entertainment, costume contest and lots of treats! The Police Department will have a booth and refreshments will be sold by the Youth Commission. For more information, call (408)615-3760.





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