BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Police are increasing patrols and neighborhood watch groups are in high gear as ghosts and goblins prepare to take to the streets tonight in and around Boca Raton.
Whether you’re out trick or treating or out and about doing your own thing, please take it slowly, safely and heed this advice from the Boca Raton Police Department.
• Make sure children wear reflective costumes or carry flashlights/glow sticks
• Check all candy and make sure to discard homemade treats and anything that is open
• Make sure to treat-or-treat in groups, use sidewalks and watch for motorists
• Wear costumes that don’t obstruct vision. Use makeup and face paint as alternatives
• Accompany young children at all times
• Tell children to only stop at homes where the outside lights are on
• Trick-or-treat while it’s still light out, if possible. If dark, choose well-lit streets
• Do not allow children to eat their treats until an adult has inspected them
Report any suspicious or criminal activity to the Boca Raton Police Department immediately by calling 561-368-6201 or 9-1-1.