NEW MILFORD, N.J. (AP) -- Some New Jersey towns have imposed a Halloween curfew in the wake of recent reports of attempted child lurings.
Children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent after 8 p.m. on Oct. 30 and Halloween in New Milford and Dumont.
A 12-year-old in Bergenfield on Monday became the 15th child in Bergen County since mid-September to claim he was accosted by a man in a pickup.
Police say the recent spike in attempted luring reports may simply be misunderstandings fueled by media frenzy.
The Record newspaper reported Wyckoff Police Chief Benjamin Fox told residents the number has exceeded anything he has seen in 35 years as a police officer.
Lyndhurst police determined two boys made up a luring story earlier this month.
NOTE: These are towns that have provided curfew information to Fox 5/My 9.
TOWNS WITH A CURFEW
New Milford - 8pm on Halloween and night before
Dumont - 8pm on Halloween and night before
Alpine - 7:30pm on Halloween and night before
Closter - as of right 9pm both nights, but officials are still figuring out exact details
Cresskill - 9pm both nights; police will sound whistles, anyone under 18 has to be off streets
Woodcliff Lake - 9pm both nights has a longstanding curfew that begins at 9pm on the night before Halloween and on Halloween
Washington - longstanding 9pm curfew the day before Halloween and Halloween day; urging people to stay inside after dark
Franklin Lakes - 10pm to 6am curfew both nights
Old Tappan - 8pm anyone under 16 not allowed out without adult supervision on both nights; already had a curfew in place for years
Garfield - 9pm both nights for anyone 18 and under unless supervised by an adult
Westwood - 9pm both nights same as every year
Fairview - 10pm curfew all year long, not just for Halloween, but will be enforcing it those two nights.
Hillsdale - 9pm both nights under 18
Harrington Park - 7pm both nights anyone under 18
Hasbrouck Heights - 9pm both nights parents encouraged to keep kids home the night before Halloween and to have kids supervised on Halloween
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