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Police urge caution around trick-or-treaters

Published 9:18pm Wednesday, October 30, 2013

The Dadeville Police Department shared some tips for those out seeking Halloween candy tonight, as well as those expecting trick-or-treaters, or even driving through town.

Dadeville’s city government set trick-or-treat times as 5-8 p.m. tonight.

Police Chief David E. Barbour said he would have additional officers around the city to help ensure everyone has a safe Halloween and to make sure drivers were watching for costumed youngsters.

“The Dadeville Police Department wishes everyone a safe and happy Halloween,” said Sgt. Investigator Jonathan Floyd. “We’ll be out watching in some of the popular places to trick-or-treat to make sure.”

Floyd advised motorists to watch closeloy for pedestrians, since there are likely to be many more of them out tonight.

“Please drive safely near pedestrians and watch for people running from house to house in neighborhoods,” he said.

To the trick-or-treaters and their parents, police urge them to remember basic lessons like “stop, look and listen.”

The little ghouls and ghosts need to wear bright or reflective clothing, walk in groups and carry a light source, he added.

“Never enter a strangers home,” he added, “and only accept unopened treats.”

And homeowners should pick up all tripping hazards, such as hoses and yard equipment and to keep their yards brightly lit if they’re expecting candy-seekers.

In addition to trick-or-treating around Dadeville’s neighborhoods, there will be a “trunk-or-treat” from 6-8 p.m. around the Tallapoosa County Courthouse Square, with a special screening of “Monsters University” sponsored by Mix It Up!