“Halloween doesn’t exist the way it did anymore,” RCMP Sergeant Al Affleck said, of the lack of activity.
Affleck said one resident in Brookfield complained of having her house egged and garbage left in her driveway. The other two calls involved some boxes being set on fire outside the PharmaSave and a dumpster that was set ablaze at the Don Henderson Memorial Sportsplex.
The only other reports were mischief related involving Halloween treats being taken from one child by another.
Other than that, he said, the night was “extremely quiet.”
Affleck said the RCMP detachment was prepared to handle extra activity by having 15 patrol throughout the county.
And while there was no Halloween activity to keep them busy, the extra patrols did lead to the arrests of three impaired drivers, a number Affleck described as high for a Wednesday.
Truro police also reported a quiet Halloween night.
"All went well. No reports of any issues as far a trick or treaters goes," Inspector Rob Hearn of the Truro Police Service said, of Wednesday night's Halloween activity.
"It was good," Hearn said, describing the night's events as "normal," with the exception of a "our usual nuisance calls. Plants being ripped out of pots, that kind of thing. Outside of that it was a quiet night," he said.