Tips for Halloween Safety
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.- Halloween brings out many kids dressed as ghosts and goblins, but even though the day is fun, there are still plenty of safety precautions to take.
Grand Junction police officials and other local authorities are reminding parents that following simple guidelines on Halloween goes a long way.
First, if you can, accompany your child. It's the easiest and best way to keep them safe.
Authorities say if kids will be trick-or-treating at night, they should wear reflectors or lights, especially if their costumes are dark.
Kids should also always walk on the sidewalk and determine a specific route they will take.
If a parent is uneasy about a specific area, Grand Junction police officials say they have an easy way of figuring out how safe a home is.
All the local law enforcement agencies have links on their websites that take you to the sex offender maps; from there, you can see where every sex offender in Mesa County is living and where they are registered.
Officials say to pay close attention to homemade treats, and only allow your child to eat them if they come from a trusted source.
Authorities also say it's always a good idea to take a photo of your child dressed up in costume, so that just in case something goes wrong authorities will have a current photo.
If you witness any suspicious or criminal activity this Halloween, please report it by calling 242-6707.