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HPD urges Halloween safety

The Hazlehurst Police Department wants everyone to have a wonderful, spooky and safe celebration of Halloween.
“We are asking people not to wear mask in their cars or into businesses. I want to remind merchants to be on the guard. If anyone enters their establishment wearing a mask, please call 911 to report it,” state Chief of Police Byron Swilley.
“We will be out in full force on Wednesday night. All residents are asked to turn on your outside lights if you plan to participate in trick-or-treating,” continued Chief Swilley.
“We will use our discretion in regards to the city’s 7 p.m. curfew.  We are asking parents to chaperon all children under the age of 15. Please check the traffic both ways when crossing the street. We want to encourage parents to buy light colored costumes for their children when possible or wear light colors themselves. Also, don’t let their children eat the candy until they get home and have a chance to check and make sure the candy is safe,” suggested Chief Swilley.
Finally, Chief Swilley warned kids against egging or rolling yards. “We will be on the lookout for this type of activity. Anyone who is caught will be charged.  Again, we want everyone to have a safe and happy Halloween,” concluded Chief Swilley.

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