Sheriff’s office urges safety and caution Halloween night

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LOGAN — Law enforcement is reminding everyone to be safe while celebrating Halloween. Officers, troopers and deputies will be increasing their patrols of neighborhoods tonight.

Last week, during a social media event, Cache County Sheriff Chad Jensen said there are several ways we can keep kids and adults safe during the holiday.

“Make your costumes very visible,” said Jensen. “Whether you use reflective tapes, flashlights or something so vehicles and other people can see the kids, as they are out wandering and doing their trick or treating in the community.”

Face paints are also recommended as a safe alternative, since masks can sometimes obscure people’s vision.

Jensen also suggested parents should supervise their younger kids and make sure they set rules for their older children.

“Set some standards, know where your kids are at, and what time they are going to be home, so if there is a problem you know where to start looking.”

Halloween is also a time of year when fires can happen and deputies are reminding everyone to be careful with candles.

Jensen said, most importantly, drivers need to slow down and watch for kids, while driving through neighborhoods.

“Please pay attention because there is going to be a lot of kids and youngsters out on the streets trick or treating, probably and possibly in dark clothing. So please be cautious of the kids as you are driving through our community.”

Anyone witnessing something suspicious is asked to call police and report it.

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