Police: Reported Halloween Vandalism Down

ELLICOTT-Halloween has traditionally been a time for plenty of treats but also a time for tricks, pranks and vandalism. Not so this year, according to local police officials.

Ellicott Chief of Police William Ohnmeiss reported there were no reports of vandalism, Halloween-related or otherwise.

“For the last 10 years plus things have gotten so much better. Kids aren’t as destructive,” he told WNYNewsNow. He said police coverage was stepped-up in the past.

“We would have four to five cars plus a sergeants’ car on Halloween in the area and the next day… It would look like a war zone. It was pretty destructive,” he said.

Jamestown police and New York State Police also reported no vandalism this Halloween season.

Justin Gould and Rory B. Pollaro contributed to this report.