This jack-o'-lantern kept a watchful eye on Herridge Lane over the weekend.

This jack-o'-lantern kept a watchful eye on Herridge Lane over the weekend.

Halloween mischief minimal, Nelson police say

On the whole, local police say Halloween was quiet this year.

A report of four slashed tires and several smashed pumpkins were among 27 calls the Nelson Police Department handled on an otherwise quiet Halloween.

According to Sgt. Dino Falcone, there were four noise complaints and three reports of theft from and mischief to vehicles, including the tires.

They also responded to complaints about drunks in the early hours. Several pumpkins were also smashed throughout the city.

“Nelson police were generally pleased with the trick or treaters and party goers young and old given the very little mischief and what notoriously could have been much worse with the alignment of Halloween on a weekend and the extra hour of the time change,” Falcone said.