DEWITT, N. Y. (NCC News) — With Halloween just a day away, safety on the holiday is on the minds of many Central New Yorkers. A trick to staying safe requires everyone being cognizant of their surroundings according to Lieutenant Jerry Pace of the DeWitt Police Department.
“We urge parents and children that are going to be trick or treating to as best they can, stay on the sidewalk, cross the street at crosswalks, look out for cars that are driving, and not to cross the street in between cars,” Pace said.
In Dewitt, plenty of neighborhoods will see lots of foot traffic throughout the night, and the neighborhood of Dewittshire is a place everyone feels safe.
“Our neighborhood is sort of a bastion of safety in troubled times near troubled places but we’ve been fortunate and we’re very grateful,” Latimer-Cohen explained.
With winter weather a possibility as well, staying warm might just be as important as staying safe, according to some trick-or-treaters.
“You don’t want to be out in a costume and get drenched, that’s just not good,” Sabin said. “You can get really cold because it’s not warm now, so I would say a lot more people might do it with a car.”
No matter the situation, Pace said his department in conjunction with other groups will be working to keep everyone safe all night long.
“We work hand-in-hand a lot with the Sheriff’s office and the state police,” Pace said about his department. “We have a mutual agreement that we’re all on the same team and we patrol the same areas and make sure everyone is safe.”