Fort St. John RCMP report a quiet Halloween

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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – It was a quiet Halloween in Fort St. John, according to the local RCMP detachment.

Sgt. Dave Tyreman with the Fort St. John RCMP said that overall, there were nine files between 6:00 p.m. and midnight on Monday evening. He said that of those calls, one was a report of a speeding vehicle from earlier in the afternoon, while another was for a complaint of an impaired driver that police were unable to locate. After querying that night’s files, Tyreman explained that none of the files were due to anything Halloween-related, and said that the night overall was “very uneventful” which was warmly received  by the detachment. Tyreman explained that the lack of activity on what is traditionally a busy night for police could be due to both the heavy snow that fell that evening, as well as it being a Monday night.

Overall, the only Halloween-related call that police reported was a suspicious person report early Sunday morning.

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According to a text message screenshot that was received by and posted on a Facebook group in Taylor, a woman was driving home from a Halloween party when she was chased by people dressed as clowns wielding weapons. Sgt. Tyreman confirmed that a complaint was received by police of a clown wielding a large knife that ran at the woman while she was driving. The motorist drove to the edge of town to call police, according to Tyreman. While unable to locate the clown, officers spoke with patrons at the Taylor Pub, who stated that a teenager was scaring people in the area while wearing a clown costume as a joke.

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