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Port Moody police kept busy on Halloween with many public disorder calls

Among the nuisance calls was "mischief to a home" and a possible "attempted arson" at an elementary school, say Port Moody police
Port Moody police dealt with many disorder calls on Halloween, 2021.

Port Moody police were kept busy Sunday night dealing with calls about banned firecrackers being set off — and other unlawful behaviour from revellers.

Community relations spokesperson Const. Sam Zacharias said police were occupied with numerous calls but Halloween night was "fairly tame" compared with other years.

Still, there were plenty of concerns to be dealt with, he said.

"We did receive many public disorder calls," Zacharias confirmed to the Tri-City News.

Among the nuisance complaints were a mischief to a home and a possible attempted arson at an elementary school; Zacharias did not provide the name of the institution.

Frontline officers also had to handle dozens of groups that were unlawfully setting off firecrackers on public property, which is contrary to the City of Port Moody bylaws, he said.

"However, given that the holiday landed on a Sunday, it seemed to keep the revellers at bay and the evening quieted down after midnight."