WEST ESSEX, NJ - With so much activity happening between the dusk and evening hours of Halloween and as groups of people navigate the terrain in unfamiliar costumes, Halloween can present some challenges and safety concerns for all involved. Essex Fells Police Chief Vincent A. Kulik reports that, due to an increase in property damage in past years which included egg throwing, paintballs and rock throwing, area police will not tolerate acts of criminal mischief and will take appropriate action against offenders.
On "Mischief Night," as well as on Halloween, the Essex Fells Police Department will have additional officers patrolling in marked and unmarked vehicles, and on motorcycle along with bicycle patrols. The agency has a “no tolerance policy” in place for dealing with any criminal mischief and asks that motorists be sure to take extra precautions around pedestrians and while driving through neighborhoods. Residents should be especially watchful for any signs of mischief or criminal activity on Thursday and Friday evenings and contact the police immediately to report anything remotely suspicious.
"While the holiday can be a fun time for many families,
The Essex Fells Police have put together a list of helpful reminders so that everyone, including motorists, can enjoy the holiday safely:
The Police Department wishes everyone