GREENWICH, Conn. -- Greenwich Chief of Police James Heavey is asking businesses around Greenwich to leave their lights on the nights of Oct. 30 and 31 to help deter Halloween vandalism.
Trick-or-treating is limited to Oct. 31, and Heavey recommends that younger trick-or-treaters should finish their night by 8 p.m.
"As a precaution, please stress the refusal of unwrapped candy and examine fruit before eating," Greenwich Police spokesman Lt. Kraig Gray said in a statement. "Also, children should wear light-colored clothing or reflective clothing when dusk sets in. Several toy manufacturers now make flashlights just for Halloween."
Anyone involved in criminal mischief will be promptly arrested and parents will be held responsible for any damage done by their children, police said.
Motorists are also reminded to watch for children and to slow down if you see any walking on the street.