Gate Night and Halloween

Posted on Friday, October 30, 2009 09:43 AM

Ghosts and goblins will be out this weekend, but local policewill be keeping an eye out for other mischief makers.

Tonight is Gate Night in the city, traditionally an eveningof lots of minor incidents of vandalism.

Constable Dave Cain of the OPP says they will have extrapatrols out tonight and tomorrow night to reduce mischief complaints.

Cain says in recent years they've noticed a decrease in theamount of mischief on Gate Night, thanks in part to an increasedpolice presence and the work of Citizans on Patrol.