Quiet Halloween for cops

Trail’s Gate Night and Halloween did not have any unusual tricks this year, which was a treat for the Greater Trail police.

Trail’s Gate Night and Halloween did not have any unusual tricks this year, which was a treat for the local police.

The Trail detachment reported no unusual activity, which often occurs when ghosts and goblins are out running around town.

“I think weather had a big effect. Calls for service were average, with nothing out of the ordinary,” said Corporal Dave Johnson.

“Being a school night, most kids are in at a reasonable time, and that can account for an average night as well,” he added.

The Trail RCMP focused on prevention with extra members on duty to carry on patrolling, while the trick-or-treaters roamed the city.

Last weekend, the police increased their visibility by beefing up patrol and setting up more roadblocks on the highways.

Unlike the Trail police, which only reported an “average” night with nothing significant under its vigilant watch, the Castlegar detachment reported that it responded to several incidents on Halloween night including vandalism to eight local businesses which were spray painted and fireworks set off illegally near the Grandview Heights area.