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Halloween Patrols Help Keep Tricksters At Bay
COLONIE -- Police set up
checkpoints in several neighborhoods Halloween night to deter teens from
gathering to vandalize homes. Last year more than 200 teens mobbed streets
around Danielwood Drive in continuation of an annual occurrence in town.
There were several locations we had an idea they might go to tonight and we covered all of them tonight like I said nobody showed up, said Ptl. Richard Barber with the Colonie Police Dept.
The only minor incident occurred on Adams Drive around 9 p.m. when police caught a teen throwing a rock through a window.
Police throughout the Capital Region were also keeping a watchful eye on trick-or-treaters.
In Troy, officers were kept busy with two minor vehicle accidents on busy Hoosick Street in between patrolling the streets.
This year police received some help because the rain kept some people inside, but officers know they may not get lucky next year.
It's a complete turn from last year and without any mess to clean up or damage to property. I think they [residents] are going to be happy, said Barber. Unfortunately I think they think it'll probably rain next year. It will be their goal.