BPD in the Community: Commissioner Gross Attends the Unveiling of New Sign Calling for Stronger Gun Laws Across the Country

GUN LAWS SAVE LIVES: Yesterday, on Thursday, November 1, 2018, Commissioner Gross was honored to speak at the unveiling of a new 90 by 20 foot billboard on Dalton Street in the Back Bay featuring 17-year-old Parkland shooting victim Joaquin Oliver. The sign was conceived by the victim’s father to honor his son’s memory while calling attention to the success of current Massachusetts’ gun laws in hopes that Florida and other states across the country will take notice and adopt similarly strong gun legislation in their states moving forward.

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Boston 24 and Public Journal for Friday, November 2, 2018

Data includes 24 HR PERIOD beginning Thursday @ 10AM through Friday @ 10AM

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 2

Street Robberies: 3
Commercial Robberies: 0
Bank Robberies: 0
Other Robberies: 0

Vehicle Thefts: 4
Vehicle Recoveries: 0
Vehicle Breaks: 4

Residential Break-ins: 8
Commercial Break-ins: 1

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Note: The information above is preliminary information, and should not be considered official crime statistics. The information is based on an initial review of incident reports and may not be a comprehensive listing of events. It is not a statistical analysis, but rather an initial tally of significant events.

Boston 24 and Public Journal for Thursday, November 1, 2018

Data includes 24 HR PERIOD beginning Wednesday @ 10AM through Thursday @ 10AM

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 3

Street Robberies: 3
Commercial Robberies: 0
Bank Robberies: 0
Other Robberies: 1

Vehicle Thefts: 1
Vehicle Recoveries: 0
Vehicle Breaks: 3

Residential Break-ins: 4
Commercial Break-ins: 2

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Note: The information above is preliminary information, and should not be considered official crime statistics. The information is based on an initial review of incident reports and may not be a comprehensive listing of events. It is not a statistical analysis, but rather an initial tally of significant events.

 

One Less Gun: BPD Officers Arrest 16-Year-Old Girl Carrying a Loaded Firearm During an Investigation in Jamaica Plain

ONE LESS GUN: At about 8:00 PM, on Thursday, November 1, 2018, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force arrested a 16-year-old female from Hyde Park on firearm related charges during an investigation in the area of 170 Heath Street in Jamaica Plain. The officers were on directed patrol in the Bromley Heath Housing Development when they observed and approached a group of individuals in the area. Upon seeing the officers, one of the individuals suddenly turned and began to walk away from the group while clutching at the waistband area of her pants and looking back over her shoulder at the approaching officers. The officers were able to stop the suspect a short distance away at which time a female officer performed a pat frisk which led to the recovery of a loaded 9mm Jimenez Arms handgun. The suspect was then placed in custody. The suspect will appear in Roxbury Juvenile Court on charges of Delinquent to Wit: Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition Carrying a Loaded Firearm and Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device.

 

One Less Gun: Suspect in Custody and Loaded Firearm Recovered After Officers Respond to Apparent Road Rage Incident in Downtown Boston

ONE LESS GUN: At about 7:02 PM on Thursday November 1, 2018, officers assigned to District A-1 (Downtown Boston) arrested Daniel Allder, 33, of Atlanta, Georgia, after responding to a call for a person with a gun in the area of Beacon Street and Park Street. Officers were informed that the suspect had displayed a firearm in a threatening manner during an apparent road rage incident. The officers were on directed patrol in the area of Downtown Crossing when they observed and stopped the suspect vehicle in the area of 131 Tremont Street. Officers removed the suspect and recovered a loaded .40 caliber Ruger SR-40 handgun from underneath the driver’s seat. The suspect was placed in custody without incident after being positively identified by two victims who stated that the suspect had pointed the firearm at them while they were driving on Beacon Street. During the course of their investigation, the officers learned that the suspect possessed a valid license to carry a firearm in both Massachusetts and Georgia which have now been turned over to the Licensing Unit. Officers later learned that the suspect’s Massachusetts driver’s license had been suspended. The suspect will appear in Boston Municipal Court on charges of Assault by Means of a Dangerous Weapon (2 Counts) and Operating a Motor Vehicle After Revocation or Suspension.

 

BPD Seeks Public’s Help in Ongoing Efforts to Identify Individuals Responsible for Racist Graffiti on the Tynan School in South Boston

 

BPD Seeks Public’s Help in Ongoing Efforts to Identify Individuals Responsible for Racist Graffiti on the Tynan School in South Boston: BPD is asking for the public’s help in ongoing efforts to identify those responsible for the racist graffiti which desecrated and defiled the outer walls of the Joseph P. Tynan School located at 650 E. 4th Street in South Boston. The hate-filled graffiti was discovered at about 5:45 AM on Wednesday, October 31, 2018. Investigators believe the building was defaced sometime between the hours of 11:00 PM on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 and when it was discovered the following morning.

Said Mayor Martin Walsh, “Racism and threats of this nature will not be tolerated in our schools or in the City of Boston. To whoever wrote this message, you should be ashamed for spreading this message of hate where our young people go to learn. Boston is a place that is welcoming and inclusive of all.”

The BPD’s Civil Rights Unit continues to actively review the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with any information, whether it be large or small, is strongly encouraged to call the Civil Rights Unit at (617) 343-4527.     

Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to help this investigation in an anonymous manner.

BPD Photo of the Day: Commissioner Gross Gladly Accepts A Winning Delivery of Delicious Pastrami from LAPD

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WAGER WON: Heading into the 2018 World Series between the Red Sox and Dodgers, Chief Michael Moore of the Los Angeles Police Department reached out to Commissioner Gross to see if he’d be willing to make a food-related wager as to the outcome of the Fall Classic. If the Red Sox won, the LAPD would send world famous pastrami from Langer’s. If the Dodgers won, BPD would seven 2-pound lobsters out to the west coast. Well, as you can see by the photo, in light of the Red Sox victory, the lobsters never made the trip out west as boxes from Langer’s showed up earlier today at Boston Police Headquarters. To our friends and fellow officers in Los Angeles, we respectfully thank you for honoring your end of the wager. The pastrami sandwiches were delicious. Maybe we’ll see you again next year!!! In the interim, please stay safe as you go about the business of protecting and serving the citizens of Los Angeles.

BPD Officers and BMC Healthnet Plan Launch Leadership Program For Young Women and Men in the City of Boston

MAKING BOSTON BETTER: On Tuesday, October 30, 2018, the youth leadership group, We Belong, kicked off this year’s meeting at the Schrafft's building in Charlestown. The group serves young men and women in the city of Boston, helps deepen leadership skills, and explore’s civic engagement opportunities within and beyond all neighborhoods in the city. After some ice-breaking activities, the group discussed the importance of words, the impact of the words they use and how to advocate for themselves and each other. According to our officers, everybody was engaged, insightful and committed to making our city a better, more inclusive place for all.

BPD Photo of the Day: Plenty of Smiles on Display All Along the Red Sox Victory Parade Route Yesterday

Thank you to all the members of Red Sox Nation who came out to celebrate yet another championship for the City of Boston. Our officers had a great time keeping Title Town safe for the players, participants and revelers of all ages along the parade route. Here’s to hoping we get the chance to do it again soon!

 

Great  Work Recognized: BPD Drug Control Officers Arrest Suspect Armed with Two Knives During Confrontation in Roxbury

 

Sergeant Detective Dennis Cogavin and Police Officers Daren Bradshaw, Patrick Flaherty and Charles Moore, assigned to the District E-13 Drug Control Unit, recently arrested an armed suspect while defusing a potentially violent confrontation in the area of 1990 Columbus Avenue in Roxbury. The officers were conducting a drug investigation in the area when they observed a male suspect armed with two knives chasing a male victim on the opposite side of the street.

The officers immediately responded, sprinting across the street to intervene. Officers ordered the suspect to drop the weapons and placed him in custody without further incident after he complied. The suspect was later arraigned in West Roxbury District Court on numerous charges including Assault by Means of a Dangerous Weapon.

Officers Bradshaw, Moore, Flaherty and Sergeant Detective Cogavin are commended for their professionalism in the face of an armed suspect and courage while preventing a possibly deadly street encounter. These officers managed to successfully place an armed individual under arrest during an extremely volatile incident without harm to any parties involved, officers or bystanders.

 For their efforts they are each awarded a Commissioner’s Commendation.

 

If You See Something – Say Something: Juvenile Male Suspect in Custody While Loaded Firearm, Drugs and Cash Recovered After Concerned Citizen Approaches BPD Officers During Red Sox Parade

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At about 1:03 PM on Wednesday October 31, 2018, officers assigned to the Red Sox Victory Parade made an onsite firearm arrest in the area of 127 Tremont Street in Downtown Boston. The officers were standing at their assigned posts when they were approached by a concerned citizen who stated that they had observed what appeared to be the handle of a firearm protruding from the waistband of an individual in the area. The witness was able to direct their attention to the suspect, later identified as a 17-year-old male from Somerville, who was still walking nearby at which time the officers approached and performed a pat frisk. The officers were then able to safely recover a loaded 9mm Radon handgun from the suspect’s waistband area while placing him in custody without incident. Officers also recovered three bags of marijuana, assorted loose pills and cash from the suspect. The suspect will appear in Boston Juvenile Court on charges of Delinquent to Wit: Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (2nd & Subsequent), Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device, Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B and D Drugs.

 

Commissioner Gross Thanks Red Sox Fans for Championship Behavior during Red Sox World Series Championship Parade

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Commissioner Gross Thanks Red Sox Fans for Championship Behavior during Red Sox World Series Championship Parade: Today, Wednesday, October 31, 2018, thousands upon thousands of Red Sox fans descended on Boston and lined the streets of our city to celebrate the 2018 Boston Red Sox and their World Series Championship over the Los Angeles Dodgers. The men and women of the Boston Police Department, in coordination with outside agencies, lined the parade route from Fenway Park to City Hall and did tremendous job of keeping everybody safe. Commissioner Gross is happy to report that the large majority of fans attending the Red Sox World Series Championship Parade celebrated and enjoyed the day in a respectful and responsible manner.

There were, however, 6 parade-related arrests.

·       A 17-year-old male from Somerville was arrested in the area of West and Tremont Streets and charged with the Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Possession with Intent to Distribute both Class B and D Narcotics

·       Ben Carbonneau, 20, of New Hampshire was arrested in the area of 3 Center Plaza and charged with Drinking in Public.

·       Nicholas San Antonio, 19, of Rhode Island was arrested on City Hall Plaza and charged with Being a Minor in Possession of Alcohol.

·       Patrick Connolly, 19, of Sandwich was arrested in the area of 540 Boylston Street and charged with Assault by Means of a Dangerous Weapon after striking a victim with a thrown beer can.

·       Aliza Hacking, 19, of Boston and Santina Vanasse, 19, of Boston were both arrested in area of 164 Endicott Street and charged with Disturbing the Peace.

Halloween Traffic Advisory: BPD Releases Halloween-related Street Closures to Ensure the Safety of Trick-or-Treaters in Boston

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HALLOWEEN TRAFFIC ADVISORY FOR WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2018: Several streets in Boston’s neighborhoods will be closed to vehicular traffic on Wednesday, October 31, due to Halloween related events and to help ensure the safety of young kids trick-or-treating all over the city. In the best interests of public safety, drivers are asked to seek alternate routes while detouring around the street closures listed below. Moreover, motorists are asked to drive extra slow on all other streets as children will be out enjoying the holiday. 

The following streets in the Back Bay will be closed to traffic from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM.

·        Marlborough Street, Berkeley Street to Fairfield Street

 The following streets on Beacon Hill will be closed to traffic from 4 PM to 8 PM.

·        Pinckney Street, Joy Street to Charles Street

·        Mt. Vernon Street, Joy Street to Charles Street

·        Chestnut Street, Walnut Street to Charles Street

·        West Cedar Street, Revere Street to Chestnut Street

·        Anderson Street, Myrtle Street to Pinckney Street

·        Branch Street, Charles Street to Spruce Street

The following streets in Charlestown will be closed to traffic from 4 PM to 8 PM.

·        Monument Avenue, from Warren Street to Monument Square

·        All of Monument Square

·        Winthrop Street, Monument Square to Common Street

·        Common Street, Winthrop Street to Adams Street

·        Adams Street, Common Street to Winthrop Street

·        Park Street, Common Street to Winthrop Street

“Tow Zone No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Wednesday: 12PM to 8PM” parking restrictions will be in effect as well.

The following streets in Dorchester will be closed to traffic.

·        Crockett Avenue, Milton Street to Gallivan Boulevard, from 4 PM to 8 PM

·        Ceylon Street, Quincy Street to Columbia Road, from 3 PM to 7 PM - Tow Zone No Stopping Boston Police Special Event 1 PM to 7 PM” parking restrictions will be in effect as well.

·        Southern Avenue, Talbot Avenue to Whitfield Street, from 3 PM to 8 PM

The following streets in Jamaica Plain will be closed to traffic from 4:30 PM to 8 PM.

·        Dunster Road, Centre Street to Dane Street

 The following streets in Roslindale will be closed to traffic.

·        Mendum Street, Fairview Street to Walter Street - from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

·        South Street, South Street at Mosgrove Street to Washington Street – from 5:30 PM to 8 PM

·        Mosgrove Street, South Street at Mosgrove Street to Washington Street – from 5:30 PM to 8 PM

 The following streets in South Boston will be closed to traffic from 2:00 PM to 8 PM.

·        Beckler Avenue, K Street to the Dead End

 The following streets in the South End will be closed to traffic from 5 PM to 8 PM.

·        Rutland Street, Tremont Street to Shawmut Avenue

 

Suspect Arrested After Striking Parade Participant During Red Sox 2018 Rolling Rally

 

At about 11:40 AM on Wednesday October 31, 2018, officers assigned to the Red Sox Victory Parade arrested Patrick Connolly, 19, of Sandwich, after a disturbance in the area of 560 Boylston Street in the Back Bay. Officers placed the suspect in custody after observing him throw a can of beer at one of the Duck Boats, striking an adult male party on board. The victim was not injured as a result of the incident. The suspect will appear in Boston Municipal Court on charges of Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon, Minor in Possession of Alcohol and Disorderly Conduct.

 

Boston 24 and Public Journal for Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Data includes 24 HR PERIOD beginning Tuesday @ 10AM through Wednesday @ 10AM

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 0

Street Robberies: 5
Commercial Robberies: 0
Bank Robberies: 0
Other Robberies: 1

Vehicle Thefts: 2
Vehicle Recoveries: 0
Vehicle Breaks: 7

Residential Break-ins: 0
Commercial Break-ins: 1

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Note: The information above is preliminary information, and should not be considered official crime statistics. The information is based on an initial review of incident reports and may not be a comprehensive listing of events. It is not a statistical analysis, but rather an initial tally of significant events.

 

Happy Halloween from the BPD!

Within the past week, officers from districts all over the city celebrated Halloween in their own unique way. From Trunk-or-Treat at the Peer Support Unit, to the Haunted Cell Blocks of B-3 (Mattapan), each of the districts put their own spin on Halloween. Here at the BPD we say “have a safe and happy Halloween!!”

 

If You’re Attending the Red Sox World Series Victory Parade, BPD Asks You to Have Fun, Enjoy the Day and Celebrate Responsibly

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If You’re Attending the Red Sox World Series Victory Parade, BPD Encourages You to Have Fun, Enjoy the Day and Celebrate Responsibly: Three days after the Boston Red Sox defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers to take home their 4th World Series Championship in 15 years, Mayor Martin Walsh and the citizens of Boston gather to celebrate the Red Sox World Series Title with a Rolling Rally scheduled for Wednesday, October 31, 2018, that departs Fenway Park at 11:00am and concludes later in the day at Staniford Street.

Those attending the rally are asked to dress accordingly and layer up for the forecasted weather which is expected to be clear, cool with temps in the 50’s. Fans are reminded that the parade is designed to be a family-friendly event meaning there will be zero tolerance for public drinking or disorderly, disruptive behavior resulting from an over consumption of alcohol. Fans are reminded that climbing or standing on mailboxes, bus vestibules or rooftops is prohibited. In light of the large number of street closures and limited parking along the parade route, the use of public transportation is strongly encouraged.    

Additionally, the Boston Police Department would like to remind fans that there will be multiple security measures in place including a list of prohibited items to ensure the safety of all attending the Red Sox Rolling Rally. As such, BPD is asking and encouraging parade-goers to leave certain items at home. That list of prohibited items includes the following:

  •        Alcoholic beverages

  •        Large bags, coolers or glass containers

  •      Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), commonly referred to as ‘drones’, along the parade route

  •        Firearms, knives, weapons or sharp objects

  •        Replica or toy firearms

  •        Fireworks

Lastly, we remind all attending the parade to be aware of their surroundings and to report any suspicious activity. The BPD will have uniformed officers all along the parade route so if you see something suspicious, please say something to our officers.  

PARADE ROUTE:

The parade route including the complete list of parking restrictions and street closures is listed below: The parade route, which will be closed to traffic starting at 5:00 AM on Wednesday, is as follows:

·       Start at Fenway Park on Lansdowne Street

·       Right onto Ipswich Street

·       Left onto Boylston Street

·       Left onto Tremont Street continuing onto Cambridge Street

·       Right onto Staniford Street where parade concludes.

TUESDAY/WEDNESDAY PARKING RESTRICTIONS:

The traffic restrictions below are expected to take effect starting on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 and remaining in effect until the end of day Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. 

“No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Tuesday Midnight & Wednesday” signs will be posted at the following locations:

Lansdowne Street

·         Both sides, from Brookline Avenue to Ipswich Street

Van Ness Street

·         Both sides, from Ipswich Street to Kilmarnock Street

Jersey Street

·         Both sides, from Boylston Street to Brookline Avenue

Ipswich Street

·         Both sides, from Charlesgate East heading towards Fenway Park to Boylston Street (near CVS)

WEDNESDAY PARKING RESTRICTIONS:

The parking restrictions will start at 12:00 AM on Wednesday and remain in effect until Wednesday at 11:59 PM. Enforcement is scheduled to begin at 12:01 AM on Wednesday, October 31, 2018

“No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Wednesday” signs will be visible at the following locations:

Brookline Avenue

·         Both sides, from Park Drive to Commonwealth Avenue

Dalton Street

·         Both sides, from Belvidere Street to Boylston Street

Gloucester Street

·         Both sides, from Newbury Street to Boylston Street

Boylston Street

·         Both sides, from Park Drive to Ipswich Street

·         Both sides, from the Fenway (DCR) to Tremont Street

Exeter Street

·         Both sides, from Newbury Street to Boylston Street

Clarendon Street

·         Both sides, from Newbury Street to Boylston Street

Berkeley Street

·         Both sides, from Saint James Avenue to Boylston Street

Providence Street

·         Both sides, from Arlington Street to Berkeley Street

Arlington Street

·         Both sides, from Newbury Street to Boylston Street

Charles Street South

·         Both sides, from Park Plaza to Boylston Street

Tremont Street

·         Both sides, from Boylston Street to Cambridge Street

West Street

·         Both sides, from Washington Street to Tremont Street

Temple Place

·         Both sides, from Washington Street to Tremont Street

Bromfield Street

·         Both sides, from Washington Street to Tremont Street

Cambridge Street

·         Both sides, from Tremont Street to Blossom Street

Beacon Street

·         Both sides, from Somerset Street to Tremont Street

New Sudbury Street

·         Both sides, from Cambridge Street to Congress Street

Congress Street

·         Both sides, from New Sudbury Street to State Street

State Street

·         Both sides, from Congress Street to Court Street

Court Street

·         Both sides, from Tremont Street to Cambridge Street

New Chardon Street

·         Both sides, from Cambridge Street to Merrimac Street (Congress Street)

Staniford Street

·         Both sides, from Cambridge Street to Merrimac Street

Plympton Street

·         Both sides, from Albany Street to Harrison Avenue

East Dedham Street

·         Both sides, from Harrison Avenue to Albany Street

Columbus Avenue

·         Both sides, from Melnea Cass Boulevard to Douglas Park

Recent Promotions: Four Members of the Boston Police Department Rated Sergeant Detective and Detective in Ceremony at BPD Headquarters

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PROMOTIONS: The men and women of the BPD would like to congratulate Michael Brown, Joey Tse, and Michael R. Mylett for their recent rating of Sergeant Detective and Jimmy Giraldo on his rating of Detective. On Tuesday, October 30, 2018, Chief Long presented the men with their new badges. We wish them the best of luck in their new chapters with the BPD.

 

Boston 24 and Public Journal for Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Data includes 24 HR PERIOD beginning Monday @ 10AM through Tuesday @ 10AM

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 1
Nonfatal Stabbings: 0

Street Robberies: 3
Commercial Robberies: 0
Bank Robberies: 0
Other Robberies: 0

Vehicle Thefts: 4
Vehicle Recoveries: 1
Vehicle Breaks: 8

Residential Break-ins: 3
Commercial Break-ins: 1

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Note: The information above is preliminary information, and should not be considered official crime statistics. The information is based on an initial review of incident reports and may not be a comprehensive listing of events. It is not a statistical analysis, but rather an initial tally of significant events.

Halloween Safety Tips Courtesy of the Men and Women of the Boston Police Department

Halloween Safety Tips Courtesy of the Men and Women of the Boston Police Department: If you are going to be out trick-or-treating this Halloween, Wednesday, October 31, 2018, we ask that do you so safely and respectfully. If you are traveling on the roadways in our neighborhoods, we expect and encourage you to drive extra slow and be extra cautious given the surplus of super enthusiastic trick-or-treaters crisscrossing streets throughout the city. In an effort to make this year’s Halloween the safest it can be, we’ve created a list of Halloween safety tips for you and your family. From all of us here at the BPD, let’s make this Halloween the safest one yet!!!

Halloween Safety Tips for you and your family:

  • Parents should establish a curfew and route for children which keeps kids close to home within familiar areas and surroundings.

  • Remind kids not to enter stranger’s homes or vehicles.

  • Remind children to avoid homes without an outside light.

  • Attach your phone number & address to your children’s costume.

  • Take a flashlight.

  • Be sure clothing & costumes are bright, reflective and flame resistant.  

  • Set rules about not eating treats until kids get home.

  • Once home, all candy should be inspected before it is ingested.

  • When in doubt, throw it out! Candy that has been opened should be thrown away. Any homemade treats or fruit should be inspected closely.  

  • Never cross the street from between parked cars.

  • Watch open flames from jack-o-lanterns as they can ignite costumes and long wigs.

  • Make sure that fake knives, swords and guns are made from cardboard or other flexible materials so as to avoid accidental injury.

  • If giving out candy, make sure your home is safe and accessible to trick-or-treaters.  

  • Keep a porch light on.

  • Move jack-o-lanterns off the porch where kids get bunched up if they are trick-or-treating in groups.

  • Remove objects from your yard that might present a hazard.

  • If driving, drive slowly all evening. You never know what creature may suddenly appear and cross your path. Slower is always better.

  • Report any suspicious or criminal activity to the police.  

  • Again, set a curfew. Ideally, trick-or-treating should go no later than 8:30pm.