Staying Safe On Halloween Night

Ponca City Now - October 30, 2013 9:25 am

It’s an American tradition for kids to go door-to-door asking for candy on Oct. 31.

However, with time it has become more dangerous.

I sat down with police chief Don Bohon to talk about how to keep children safe that night.

“The main thing that is always the preventative measure to take is one with younger kids especially they must have an adult with them," Bohon said. "It’s not a law, obviously, but man just the safest thing to do is to have an adult with them. Little kids are excited, they are ready to go, it’s just Halloween is such a big deal to them and they got costumes on, mask on so their visions obstructed in most cases.”

And Bohon suggest to talk to older kids who will be going without supervision.

There will be extra traffic in neighborhoods and some dark areas.

Bohon suggests bringing a flash light and to stay in groups.

And make sure to check the candy for any that look like they have been tampered with.

There are also trick-or-treating alternatives.

NOC is having a trick-or-treat fair starting at 6 on Halloween night and before downtown Tonkawa will have trick-or-treating, along with a costume contest.

St. Mary’s church is hosting a trunk-or-treat tonight.

Walmart will also have a Halloween event with a costume contest starting at 6:30 on Halloween night.


Latest Stories

Nebraska-Oklahoma provided stage for Black stars in ’70s

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Half a century ago, the Nebraska-Oklahoma rivalry provided a grand stage for...

Oklahoma Supreme Court agrees to expedite mask appeal

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Supreme Court has agreed to expedite an appeal of a...

Police: Man who took Oklahoma officer’s gun fatally shot

DAVIS, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say a south Oklahoma man was fatally shot by police after...