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Police, Trick-or-Treaters Both Have Their Eyes on Woodsdale on Halloween

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Officers will be busy all over the Ohio Valley on Halloween night, and the holiday presents a unique set of challenges to the police.

In Wheeling, patrols will saturate our neighborhoods, but police say one neighborhood in particular is so swamped with kids coming from other towns - some from across the river.

That neighborhood is Woodsdale, and from 6:30 to 7:30 on Thursday night, the streets will be packed with kids. Police say the popularity also means more danger.  Marty Kimball, of the Wheeling Police Department, said, "some of these people from out of the area are traveling on strange roads in strange neighborhoods they are not familiar with. Maybe going the wrong way on a one way street or not seeing a stop sign, they are adding that much more of a level of danger for people out trick-or-treating."

Kimball says the rain the area is expecting tonight will make visibility even worse. He urges everyone to be on their toes.