Mayor Harold E. Miller, City Council, and Interim City Manager, DeeAnn Pulliam, in conjunction with the Weirton Police Department, have scheduled this year's Weirton Halloween Trick-or-Treat activities for Thursday, October 31, 2019, between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Those residents welcoming Trick or Treaters this year should turn ON their porch lights. In addition, it is suggested that Trick or Treaters stay in their own neighborhoods and visit only those homes that are familiar to them. Don't accept treats from strangers. Walk in pairs, groups, or with parents. Use sidewalks, when available, and cross the streets at intersections. Any treats that obviously appear to have been tampered with should be set aside and immediately brought to the attention of the Weirton Police Department.
Again this year, the Police Department is requesting that motorists use extra caution while driving through residential districts. Many times, children, with the excitement of Halloween, fail to realize the dangers when they run out into the street. Some Halloween costumes and masks greatly reduce the visibility of the children and obstruct the Trick or Treaters' view of cars and other hazards. Parents should accompany their children and sew or fasten a reflective material to the children's costumes. Costumes should be short enough to prevent a child from tripping on the costume. The Weirton Police Department will also have increased patrols in residential areas. Acts of vandalism will not be tolerated. Officers working in plainclothes and using unmarked cars will be assisting the regular patrol force to curb acts of vandalism.