City of Cleveland Announces 2018 Trick-or-Treat Times; Hosts Annual ‘Big City Boo’ Celebration

City of Cleveland Announces 2018 Trick-or-Treat
Times; Hosts Annual ‘Big City Boo’ Celebration

Events planned at all city recreation centers


CLEVELAND– The City of Cleveland will observe trick-or-treat times on Wednesday, Oct. 31 from 6-8 p.m. The City will also host ‘Big City Boo’ at all city recreation centers on Oct. 31 beginning at 5:30 p.m. Parents, guardians, and caregivers can bring children (ages 12 and under) to the city’s recreation centers for games, contests and other family-friendly activities and Halloween treats.

The Cleveland Division of Police offers the following tips for a safe Halloween:



  • Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks.
  • Look left, right and left again when crossing and keep looking as you cross.
  • Put electronic devices down and keep heads up and walk, don’t run, across the street.
  • Teach children to make eye contact with drivers before crossing in front of them.
  • Always walk on sidewalks or paths. If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic as far to the left as possible. Children should walk on direct routes with the fewest street crossings.
  • Watch for cars that are turning or backing up. Teach children to never dart out into the street or cross between parked cars.TRICK-OR-TREAT WITH AN ADULT
  • Children under the age of 12 should not be alone at night without adult supervision. If kids are mature enough to be out without supervision, they should stick to familiar areas that are well lit and trick-or-treat in groups.
  • Keep costumes both creative and safe
  • Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers and, if possible, choose light colors.
  • Choose face paint and makeup whenever possible instead of masks, which can obstruct a child’s vision.
  • Have kids carry glow sticks or flashlights to help them see and be seen by drivers.
  • When selecting a costume, make sure it is the right size to prevent trips and falls. DRIVE EXTRA SAFELY ON HALLOWEEN
  • Slow down and be especially alert in residential neighborhoods. Children are excited on Halloween and may move in unpredictable ways.
  • Take extra time to look for kids at intersections, on medians and on curbs.
  • Enter and exit driveways and alleys slowly and carefully.
  • Eliminate any distractions inside your car so you can concentrate on the road and your surroundings.
  • Drive slowly, anticipate heavy pedestrian traffic and turn your headlights on earlier in the day to spot children from greater distances.

National Drug Take Back Day: Saturday, October 27, 2018 – Turn in unused medications at any @Clepolice District

The Cleveland Division of Police will partner with the United States Drug Enforcement Administration on Saturday, October 27, 2018 in participating in National Drug Take Back Day. Members of the public are encouraged to visit any one of the five neighborhood police districts to dispose of unused medications between the hours of 10:00 am and 2:00 pm.


The Cleveland Division of Police will be conducting checkpoints this week at the following locations:

Drivers license checkpoint. Wednesday October 24, 2018, in the area of West 67th and Lorain, beginning at 8:00 pm.

Drivers license checkpoint. Thursday October 25, 2018, in the area of West 61st and Memphis, beginning at 8:00 pm.

OVI checkpoint. Friday October 26, 2018, in the area of Broadway and Fowler ave, beginning at 10:00 am.







The Cleveland Division of Police is seeking the Public’s assistance in identifying suspects in an aggravated robbery that occurred on October 17, 2018 at 6025 St. Clair ave. The 74 yr old victim was walking to her car when she was approached by the suspects, one of which had a handgun, who then took her purse.

Anyone with information is asked to call (216) 621-1234 or the 5th District detectives at  (216) 623-5500.

6025 St Clair