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Guam Police's tips for a safe Halloween

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by Jolene Toves

Guam - Tomorrow night hundreds of families will be out and about walking the street in search of tasty treats, but with all the fun in store.

Fairies, ghouls and pirates oh my! This Halloween season is sure to be filled with yummy treats and spooktacular tricks. But whether it's tricks or treats here's a few Halloween tips to keep your goblins and little minions safe. GPD spokesperson Officer A.J. Balajadia said, "Parents should start early and end early when they are out there trick or treating with their children they need to be aware of exactly where their children are and that they are all accounted for."

While the festive displays can be eye catching parents are reminded not to get side tract and be sure to keep your little ones visible with reflective gear. If your child is in their teens, he said, "Teenagers you need know exactly where your teenager is at is your teenager attending a party and if that teenager is attending a party who's at that party and who are the adults responsible for that party if it is a teenage party there should be some adults there responsible adults remember there is no alcohol."

GPD will be enforcing the no alcohol under 21 law. Any teens found intoxicated at parties as well as the adult responsible for the party will be held accountable. Motorists need to be mindful that as the sun sets hundreds of little children dressed up as their favorite characters will be roaming the streets in search of candy treats...so keep your eyes on the road and drive slow.

Parents if you are looking for a place to take your little ones but don't want to venture outside there are several places you can go. Agana Shopping Center promotions coordinator Ariel Buccat said, "This year we will be having a "Say Boo To Drugs" event which will be held by the DEA and Guam Chamber of Commerce to promote a drug-free Guam they are also partnering with ribbon committee which will present awards to students from elementary to high school."

The "Say Boo To Drugs" and "Red Ribbon" event will kick off at 4 pm followed by ASC Annual Halloween Fright Night Fest featuring a Halloween costume contest, JFK haunted house and trick or treating til 8 pm. Meanwhile the Guam Premier Outlets will also host trick or treating from 6 to closing.

Stay safe and have a happy Halloween!

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