Keep safety a top priority during Halloween

Tips to avoid a spooky night…

MANUEL AZOCAR III

Managing Editor

Dilley Police Chief Armando Romo is reminding local parents, children and motorists this week to avoid a scary night and to keep safety a top priority on Halloween.

“Halloween is upon us and the City of Dilley Police Department would like to remind parents, children, and motorists to remain alert and keep safety a top priority during this Halloween season,” the police chief said. “Officers will remain proactive through the night patrolling neighborhoods.”

The Dilley Police Department and Chief Romo offer the following important safety tips for everyone to follow:

Watch out for your kids:

Keep children off the street after dark;

Children should be accompanied by an adult;

Children clothing should reflect at night or allow them to carry a flashlight;

Remind your kids:

Never to enter a stranger’s home;

Never accept rides from strangers;

Stay on the sidewalks and grass but not on the streets, and avoid backyards, shortcuts and alleys;

Stick with your friends;

Anyone with trick or treaters riding on the back of any truck or trailer should use hazard lights and don’t go past 8 p.m.;

Trick or Treat Date/Times:

Thursday, October 31, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.;

Participating homes should have their front lights on;

Households that are not participating should turn off their front lights;

Keep your pets inside your home or secure them safely;

Once again, motorists should drive slowly, yield to any pedestrians and watch out for trick-or-treaters darting into the street.

The city of Dilley’s annual Trunk or Treat is on Thursday, October 31 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at City Hall.

City Council members, police department officers, members of the volunteer fire department and EMS will be at the event.