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Halloween weekend a busy one for Prince George RCMP

Halloween weekend often brings out plenty of tricks and treats for police, and this year’s weekend was not any different for Prince George RCMP.

“The partying and celebrations stretched through the weekend this year, with police responding to an increase of six per cent more files this weekend over the previous weekends in October,” said Cpl. Jennifer Cooper, Media Relations Officer for the Prince George RCMP. “Prince George RCMP frontline police officers usually respond to an average of 140 calls for service on Halloween day itself, and this year was close with 113 calls for service, which is fairly typical for a Monday.”

There were some notable files on the weekend, with RCMP arresting four people for mischief when they were caught throwing rocks from a rooftop into a nearby crowd, for example. In total, 37 people were arrested and brought to Prince George detachment cells for offences such as causing a disturbance, being intoxicated in a public place and assault, among others.

October typically marks the beginning of holiday season, getting everyone ready for the upcoming Christmas and New Year’s celebrations. Prince George RCMP is encouraging everyone enjoy the holiday season safely, including planning a safe and sober ride home if you will be drinking alcohol or consuming cannabis.

Please visit the BCRCMP website for other helpful Holiday Season Safety Tips.

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