Nelson Police say this year’s Halloween was quieter than usual. Photo: Miguel Teirlinck/ Unsplash

Nelson Police say this year’s Halloween was quieter than usual. Photo: Miguel Teirlinck/ Unsplash

Nelson’s Halloween was quiet: police

Six calls in total, and no large parties

The Nelson Police Department says the city had a quiet Halloween, with residents generally following provincial advice not to gather in groups or have large parties.

“The Halloween crew had very few calls, I think six in total,” Sgt. Brian Weber told the Nelson Star in an email.

“This is far below our normal call load for a Halloween that falls upon a Saturday evening.”

It contrasts sharply with media reports from larger centres such as Vancouver, where police dealt with hostile partiers, a stabbing, a car fire, and a 911 call every minute and 11 seconds.

“Nelson Police did not attend any noisy, large, house parties,” Weber said. “There were no actions taken, other than to remind pedestrians of social distancing. We did not write any citations under the Emergency Program Act.”