Town PDs Look to Help Promote a Safe Halloween

   Written by on October 27, 2016 at 10:54 am

town-police-departmentsLUNENBURG – Halloween falls on Monday night this year and the police departments from both towns will be out in full force to protect the children in Lunenburg this year.

Victoria Police Chief Keith Phillips said that all of the officers in his department will be working that night and on patrol throughout the town. He stated, “We have been lucky not to have any incidents in recent years and look for that to continue again this year, but we will be on patrol that night to protect children in the town.”

Chief Phillips said that he always takes these same measures on Halloween, but with some recent reports of mischief such as clown sightings in areas, he and the other officers will be looking for anyone that is not behaving properly.

The Victoria Town Council members recently decided that they would use the hour of 8 pm as the end of trick or treating in the town this year. Town officials noted that this should give families plenty of time to take part in the traditional Halloween activities and still be able to get kids home and in bed for school the next day.

In Kenbridge, the town will again hold a Trunk or Treat event on South Broad Street from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The event will feature a costume parade starting at 6:00 pm The town is also taking candy donations that can be dropped off at the Kenbridge Town Office this week.

Kenbridge Police Chief Raymond Hite, Jr. helped with safety measures at the event last year and he also noted that officers will not only be at the Trunk or Treat, but will also be patrolling throughout the town.

The 5th Avenue area is always a popular Trick or Treating place and Kenbridge PD officers will be there helping ensure the safety of kids on Monday night as well. Kenbridge will have Trick or Treating hours from 6 pm to 8 pm throughout the town as well to coincide with the Trunk or Treat event.

Lunenburg County Sheriff’s Deputies are also expected to be out in force on Halloween night to help throughout the county.

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