No Halloween Curfews Planned in Ridgewood – For Now

If a state of emergency is declared due to Hurricane Sandy, that might change, according to police.

Ridgewood won't be following Glen Rock's lead in instituting a curfew on the night before Halloween, Ridgewood Police Chief John Ward told Patch. Not for now, at least.

"There's no mandatory curfew at this point, but if a state of emergency is declared due to the weather, that may change," Ward said.

Extra patrols will be out on Tuesday night – known as "Goosie Night," "Mischief Night," or "Cabbage Night" – and officers will be taking a hard line on those causing trouble, according to the chief.

"If someone is doing something they shouldn't, they'll definitely be dealt with depending on the situation," Ward said. "We aren't going to tolerate destruction.

"We're recommending to the parents that with what's going on in the county," he said, referring to luring incidents, "to keep their kids in during Cabbage Night and at a minimum supervise them while Trick-or-Treating," Ward said.

The police chief also stressed that children should not be trick-or-treating alone and if they observe anything suspicious, they should contact police immediately.

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