Ghosts and goblins will be free to roam the streets of Sylvania Township Oct. 31 from 6 to 7:30 p.m., according to action taken by township trustees.
In addition to the witches and warlocks wandering residential areas, there will also be an increased police presence in an effort to curb any reckless driving which might endanger costumed youngsters.
Lieutenant Sarah Toth said police officers will concentrate on residential neighborhoods and will have lights flashing as they slowly patrol.
In what has become something of a tradition in the Sylvania Township police department, officers will also be armed with candy for the costumed little beggars.
“Our officers will have sanitizer and gloves, and try to maintain distance, but they want to interact with the community as much as possible,” she said.
Due to the pandemic, she said it is unlikely that youngsters will be invited to sit inside the patrol cars, as they have in the past.
Nevertheless, Lt. Toth said, the aim of the department is to keep Halloween night safe and enjoyable for the young trick-or-treaters.
Written by: Mike Jones, Public Information Officer
Published: September 23, 2020
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