Chief Lewis discusses Halloween safety

(Festus) Halloween is exactly one week away and law enforcement among other first responding agencies want everyone to have a safe and fun experience whether that be trick-or-treating or partaking in any spooky parties.

Festus Police Chief Tim Lewis says motorists need to be mindful of kids trick-or-treating around town.

Outside of reminding motorists to be vigilant, Chief Lewis says it’s also important to check your candy before consuming.

Trick or treating in both Festus and Crystal City is allowed between 6-9pm on Halloween.

Other municipalities in Jefferson County have their own set times in which trick or treating is allowed.

Please refer to your local city for more information.