The Elk Valley RCMP reported a relatively quiet Halloween weekend. With the exception of one bar fight late Saturday night, there were no other major incidents reported.
Const. Will Thien said he was happy with the quiet weekend, especially considering that Halloween fell on a weekend evening.
“Nothing major occurred, but we kind of expected some craziness out there. After all, I think this is the first year that I have had both Halloween going over Friday night and Saturday night,” he said.
Thien said there were numerous children out celebrating Halloween in all three municipalities, and the RCMP was doing random vehicle stops mostly to remind people to slow down.
“We did do quite a few checks throughout the three communities in terms of random police checks – pulling cars over just to make sure that people have their driver’s license, mostly showing people to slow it down a little bit because there are little kids running around out there,” said Thien, adding that the weather made visibility more difficult when driving.
The one incident was a bar fight reported outside of the Royal close to 2:30 a.m.
“There was a bar fight but it was quickly controlled by our members and dispersed,” said Thien. “We were out there to begin with to try and shoo them along.”
Thien added that he felt lucky that there were no major incidents to report this Halloween weekend.