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Office of the Eaton County Sheriff - Weekly Update

Posted on: October 17, 2022

Weekly Update Article October 17, 2022

From October 9-16, Sheriff’s Deputies responded to 716 calls for service/events.  Higher call volumes occurred in the following areas:  Traffic Stops-102, Suspicious Subject/Situation/Vehicle-54, Assist Citizen/Motorist Assist-33, Property Damage Crashes-32, Check Well Beings-29, Traffic Hazards-29, Traffic Violations-27, Shoplifting Complaints-24, Alarms-23, Car Deer Accidents-21, Personal Injury Crashes-18, Larcenies-16, Miscellaneous Animal Calls-16, Domestic Disputes-13, Civil Complaints-10, and Disorderly Person or Subject-9. 

Whether your young or old the excitement of Halloween is all around us.  Please keep the following tips in mind to help make a safe and happy holiday for everyone.

Costume Safety:

  • All costumes, wigs and accessories should be fire-resistant
  • If children are allowed out after dark, fasten reflective tape to their costumes and bags, or give them glow sticks
  • Pick nontoxic Halloween makeup over masks, which can obscure vision; always test makeup in a small area first to see if any irritation develops
  • Remove all makeup before children go to bed to prevent skin and eye irritation

Keep these tips in mind when your children are out on Halloween night:

  • A responsible adult should accompany young children on the neighborhood rounds
  • If your older children are going alone, plan and review a route acceptable to you
  • Agree on a specific time children should return home
  • Teach your children never to enter a stranger's home or car
  • Instruct children to travel only in familiar, well-lit areas and stick with their friends
  • Tell your children not to eat any treats until they return home 
  • Children and adults are reminded to put electronic devices down, keep heads up and walk, don't run, across the street

Motorists – If you plan to be on the road during trick-or-treat hours:

  • Watch for children walking on roadways, medians and curbs
  • Enter and exit driveways and alleys carefully
  • At twilight and later in the evening, watch for children in dark clothing
  • Discourage new, inexperienced drivers from driving on Halloween

Yours in Public Safety,

Sheriff Tom Reich

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