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Looking Up Sex Offenders Online Easier in Time For Halloween

by Justin Kree    
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - The neighborhood streets are empty right now. But come Friday evening, little ghost, goblins, princesses and maybe a Ninja Turtle or two will go door-to-door trick-or-treating. 

Sex offenders are scattered throughout the City of Midland. Finding out where these predators live is easier than you think. Taking a quick minute to look up the neighborhood where your child will be trick or treating will make this Halloween safer.

First thing you do is search sex offenders and the name of your community on Google. 
Secondly, a link will show a map of the exact location of the offender. From that map, you can click on the red dot which indicates the offenders location. It will take you directly to the Department of Public Safety's website. You can read up on the individual and know why they are a registered sex offender.

Midland Police tells NewsWest 9 that parents should use common sense and always be close to their kids.

"I have kids and I'm always with my kids. I expect parents to be with their kids at all times because those are our babies and they are priceless," Sgt. Jimmy Young with the Midland Police Department, said.

Young also reminds everyone to know offenders are out there and parents should check any and all candy the kids get.

"Make sure the parents inspect their candy. If they just don't feel right about a certain house or where they got the candy from, trust your instincts and just don't take it," Young said.

Police are hoping for a safe Halloween for everyone.

"We'll try to man it as best we can. You just never know what's going to happen, you never do," Young said.

For a safer alternative instead of going door to door, you can take your little ones over to Midland Park Mall from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday. They will be doing some trick or treating at the stores. 

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