Safety Reminders Ahead of Halloween

Spooky season is well underway this October, but we’re still about two weeks away from Halloween and Trick-or-Treating events. North Fond du Lac Police Chief Darren Pautsch wants to remind everyone about some ways to stay safe while out haunting the neighborhood. 

Pautsch says “that’s tip number one: make sure small children are accompanied by an adult. Number two: we want to remind the parents to talk to the kids about only approaching houses where the porch light is on. That’s still kind of the tradition, the houses that are handing out candy turn their lights on – the houses that aren’t, don’t.”

Pautsch also tells drivers have to keep their heads on a swivel while kids are running around with their costumes on. He reminds everyone that kids “get excited, they forget, they get distracted, and they see a light and off they go. There’s typically a lot of parked cars on the street during that time and so you can’t necessarily see them well in advance, so just slow down, take your time. It certainly isn’t worth anyone getting injured or killed.”

He says people need to “keep all of those things in mind when planning for trick or treat day
and where you’re going to have your kids go or where you’re going to accompany
them to.  Again, it’s little things, but
it’s things we can do to help keep everybody safe and that it’s enjoyable for
everybody involved.” 

The Trick-or-Treating runs from 3:30pm to 5:30pm the evening of Sunday, October 28th in both Fond du Lac and North Fond du Lac.