Court security staff will screen candy at the X-ray station located inside the Court Street entrance to the courthouse from 9:00 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 1, 2014.
The X-ray machine will detect metal objects only. Parents who feel candy has been tampered with should dispose of the candy immediately. No treat is worth the safety of a child.
What: Washoe County Providing Free Halloween Candy X-Ray Inspection
When: Saturday, November 1, 2014, 9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Where: Court Street entrance of the Washoe County District Court Building, 75 Court Street, Reno
The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office wants everyone to have a safe and enjoyable Halloween. The Sheriff’s Office urges parents to share safety information with their children before the trick-or-treating begins. Make sure children understand their role in detecting and preventing potentially dangerous situations.
Here are some Halloween safety tips from the “Staying Safe” page on WashoeSheriff.com:
- Never allow a child to trick-or-treat alone
- Accompany children to the door of every house they approach
- Don’t allow children to enter a home or apartment without adult supervision
- Children should not approach strange vehicles
- Remain visible. Wear bright clothing or use reflective strips on costumes. Carry a glow stick or flashlight
- Obey all traffic and pedestrian regulations. Look both ways before crossing, walk on sidewalks, obey traffic signals and stop signs
- Always walk; never run across streets or lawns
- Trick or Treat at friendly homes. Warn children to stay away from houses that are not well lit
- Do not go onto properties that are marked “Keep Out,” “No Trespassing” and/or “No Solicitors Allowed”
- Never allow a child to eat Halloween candy until an adult checks it. Dispose of anything that seems to have been tampered with, opened or unwrapped
- Instruct children to shout for help and make a scene if anyone tries to grab them or force them into involuntary situations
- Children should immediately report anything suspicious to their parents and/or law enforcement
- Consider alternatives to trick-or-treating such as community Halloween events or organize your own party at home
- Be sure to have a plan for what your child should do if you do become separated
- For more safety tips and other information about services provided by the Sheriff’s Office:
Visit the WCSO on Facebook
Install the free WCSO app from the appropriate app store for your device
Follow the Sheriff’s Office on Twitter at: @washoesheriff
Sign up for the Sheriff’s monthly Community Partnership Connection eNewsletter at WashoeSheriff.com.