Costumes, candy, and trick-or-treating, Halloween can be a lot of fun, and with a few tips, it can be safe as well. St. Clair County Sheriff Tim Donnellon said that “the county has had wonderful luck with trick-or-treating and they want to keep it that way.” He offered a few tips.
Always wear some sort of reflective material on costumes so you are easy to see. If a costume has a mask with it, consider replacing the mask with make-up to offer better, unobstructed vision. “Always,” said Donnellon, “stay off the roadways when going house to house, and use sidewalks.” He also suggested bringing a flashlight alone for better visibility. Sheriff Donnellon also warned against going inside any home, and if the lights are off at a house, do not approach it. Finally, when returning home, inspect the candy. Any candy that does not come from a brand name company should not be eaten. Donnellon said if trick-or-treaters run into any issues they should contact their local law enforcement agency.