Law enforcement hitting the streets for Halloween


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Reported by: Michael Barber
Updated: 10/31/2013 6:24 pm Published: 10/31/2013 6:23 pm


As parents take their kids out for trick-or-treating, they're remembering the basics like taking a flashlight, watching their kids closely and holding hands while crossing the street. But what about when you're knocking on a stranger's door?

FOX23 asked parents if they had any worries about visiting the homes of possible sex offenders.

"I personal don't but I have lived here my whole life so I know the neighborhoods," said Elaina Gonzales.

Ed Miller told FOX23 he did his homework and checked the sex offender registry online.

"Occasionally, but not very often, because we're with them the whole time," Miller said.

"Obviously you don't want your kids to go inside, if they're asked to come inside they need to let us know immediately," said Bob Colbert, Wagoner County sheriff.

Sheriff Colbert said he has extra deputies out on patrol for Halloween.

"Tonight well have about nine or 10 extra deputies. They'll be walking the neighborhoods with the kids and their parents," Colbert said.

Miller said he's glad to see extra deputies out but as a parent he will be doing his part, too.

"Walk with him the whole time and watch him walk up to the door; we'll be with him 100 percent of the time," said Miller.


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