Police to conduct Halloween sex offender checks | Community Spirit
On Halloween Poplar Bluff police will be going door-to-door.
But, they won’t be trick-or-treating.
Instead, they’ll be checking registered sex offenders.
On October 31 the police department will conduct its annual “Halloween Sex Offender Compliance Check.”
Captain David Sutton says officers will check registration information on as many offenders as possible. They will also make sure the offenders are complying with Halloween-related restrictions.
According to Capt. Sutton, sex offenders convicted after August 28, 2008, are required to:
- Avoid all Halloween-related contact with children
- Remain inside their residence between 5 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. unless they have just cause to leave
- They must post a sign outside their residence which reads “No candy or treats at this residence”
- Leave all outside residential lights off during the evening hours
“No candy or treats at this residence” signs are available free of charge at the front desk of the police department.