Next week, Weiser will be bustling with costumed kids at various Halloween festivities in search of fun and candy. The Weiser Police Department want to make sure that you are able to celebrate Halloween safely.
WPD officers will be out patrolling neighborhoods, looking for reckless drivers, speeders, and drivers under the influence. All drivers are urged to slow down and stay alert for pedestrians. Special attention should be used when backing out of a driveway. Please be courteous to pedestrians and stay on your side of the street. In the past we have had several near misses where a driver illegally crosses the street to let kids out and blinded the oncoming traffic as they park there. There will be Zero tolerance for speeding during this time.
Here are some tips to help make your Halloween a safe one.
Wait until children are home to sort and check treats.
Though tampering is rare, a responsible adult should closely examine all treats and throw away any of the following candies that have:
1. An unusual appearance or discoloration
2.Tiny pinholes or tears in wrappers
3.Spoiled or unwrapped items
4.Homemade items or baked goods should be discarded unless you personally know who gave them.
When in doubt, throw it out!
Tell children not to accept -- and, especially, not to eat--anything that isn't commercially wrapped.
Parents of young children should also remove any choking hazards such as gum, peanuts, hard candies and small toys.
Try to apportion treats for the days following Halloween.
Although sharing is encouraged, make sure items that can cause choking
(such as hard candies), are given only to those of an appropriate age.
If you have any questions about possible tainted candy, you can contact the:
Weiser Police Department (208)414-2244
POISON CONTROL CENTER 1-800-222-1222
For EMERGENCY 911