Police deliver serious message on Halloween in St. Louis

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ST. CHARLES, MO (KTVI) - It was one year ago this weekend that an 11-year-old boy ran into traffic during a Halloween celebration. The child was hit and seriously injured. This year St. Charles took extra precautions and closed traffic on Main street for a trick-or-treating event on Friday night.

On Halloween night, Creve Coeur Police held an indoor safety event. Passing out Halloween candy and safety advice.

Thousands of kids in Missouri and Illinois are going door to door this weekend. Police will be watching for registered sex offenders living in each city. Officers say this is typically not a problem but everyone should use precaution.

Law enforcement will also be cracking down on anyone drinking and driving and not wearing a seat belt and speeding.

Officers say Halloween should be viewed as harmless fun.

“The reason we do it is because we want to promote subdivision safety and let criminals know that we are out there . We are working together to stop crime in our neighborhoods,” said Officer Grace Fico with the Creve Coeur Police Department.