The Mt. Healthy Police Department is taking a proactive approach to keep trick-or-treaters safe on Halloween.
Officers posted a list of addresses on the department’s Facebook page. They are all sex offenders who live in parts of the community.
Brittany Athey looks forward to taking her kids out on Halloween, but was not aware that a registered sex offender lived on a street near her house.
“I think it’s a great thing because we’ll be able to keep away from those houses then. So we know what houses to go to and what houses not to,” said Athey.
The transparency is an approach which mom’s like Cassandra Johnson appreciate. The post asks parents to avoid these areas on Halloween or any other time.
“It’s sad but at the same time it’s a safety hazard because you never know who is looking or watching the kids. Kids her age get snatched up so fast in the blink of an eye,” said Johnson.