ST. LOUIS, MO. (KTVI) – Halloween night was about candy and treats for kids and for parents it was all about safety. Neighborhoods did what they could to ensure a safe and fun evening for everyone. For the 16th year in a row folks in the Stonebriar subdivision in Chesterfield held the annual Halloween party. It attracted scores of kids and adults and it gave everyone peace of mind.
In St. Ann the number of cops on the street almost doubled thanks to reserve officers. They watched out for youngsters and also made sure the 25 registered sex offenders in the area also follow the law. St. Ann Police Lt. Aaron Jiminez said, “Those suspects are people that are in our neighborhoods that have certain requirements they’re not allowed to have their lights on they’re not allowed to pass out candy.”
For the 5th year in a row in north St. Louis Halloween safe zones were established. Alderman Antonio French said trick or treating all but died years ago because parents did not feel comfortable letting their kids out on the streets. French said now more than one thousand people take part each year.