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Halloween Safety Tips

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YAKIMA, Wash. -

YAKIMA, WA - The Yakima Police Department is sharing a few pieces of advice with us on how to keep safe on Halloween. 

 First, you will want to make sure children can see from inside their hood or mask. 

It's also important you don't have anything dragging on the ground and you should make sure other people can see the child in the dark. 

Police say a child under ten years old, should have an adult or older sibling along with them for any trick or treating. 

 Of course, once the children are back home an adult needs to check the candy before anyone eats it. 

"Looking at wrappers even wrappers that are so called sealed factor candy. Just take a moment and look them over. Give the package a bit of a squeeze, I'm not saying smash your kids candy put it between your fingers and make sure nothing feels weird that when  you grab it that the end doesn't pop open," said Mike Pollard, PIO for the Yakima Police Department. 

It's also good to remind children to use cross-walks when crossing the street and make sure there's a designated curfew time. 

 For people of an older age group, officers are reminding people to not drink and drive.