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Norwalk Police Increasing Patrols For Halloween

The Norwalk Department of Police Service is reminding motorists to use extra caution on Halloween.
The Norwalk Department of Police Service is reminding motorists to use extra caution on Halloween. Photo Credit: File

NORWALK, Conn. – The Norwalk Department of Police is reminding motorists to use extra caution on Halloween to help keep all the trick-or-treaters safe.

Additional proactive patrols will be assigned throughout Norwalk to help make Halloween a safe and happy holiday for everyone. These units will be focused on Halloween-related calls for service and drunk driving/motor vehicle enforcement.

Halloween can be a dangerous night if safety precautions are not in place. Statistics show that 44 percent of national fatal crashes during Halloween weekend involved a driver or motorcyclist with a Blood Alcohol Content of 0.08 or higher, and pedestrian fatalities involving children are about 4.5 times higher compared to other nights of the year. Tips for motorists include:

  • Use caution while behind the wheel
  • Slow down and be alert in residential areas
  • Enter and exit driveways and alleys carefully
  • Eliminate distractions so you can concentrate on the road and your surroundings

If you see a crime, tips can be placed by calling the Norwalk Police Tip Line at (203) 854-3111. Anonymous Internet tips can be sent to Norwalk Police website here .

Anonymous text tips can be submitted by typing "NPD" into the text field, followed by the message, and sending it to CRIMES (274637).

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