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RVC Police Issue Halloween Advisories

RVCPD warns that violations will be strictly enforced this year.

The Rockville Centre Police Department is reminding parents and teenagers that all state and local laws will be strictly enforced on Halloween night, Wednesday, Oct. 31.

Crimes against people or property, impeding pedestrian or vehicular traffic and other violations will not be tolerated, the RVCPD said in a statement.

Enforcement will be especially heightened around Harvard Avenue and the walkbridges across Peninsula Boulevard.

The village attorney said that parents and legal guardians will be financially liable for the actions of their children.

The police department also reminds residents that Halloween can be a dangerous time for children: drivers and parents should be on the lookout for children who may run into the street, especially toward nightfall.

Parents of young children are advised to avoid dressing them in dark-colored clothing and, if possible, to have them wear costumes that incorporate reflective material.

"The safety of our residents, especially our young ones, is paramount," Police Commissioner Chuck Gennario said. "Parents need to closely supervise their small children."

"We want everyone to have a good time without putting anyone in danger," he added.

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