SPRINGFIELD, Mo — Springfield Police's crackdown on sex offenders this Halloween found a number of violators in the area.
Corporal Matt Brown with the SPD said officers conducted checks on 54 addresses in the city to ensure compliance with the Missouri Halloween Sex Offender Law. Brown said officers found a total of 6 violations under the law, and two additional individuals who did not register as a sex offender under new addresses.
Officers are completing criminal case reports and are passing them off for review to the Greene County Prosecutor's Office, Brown added.
Two individuals also had warrants for their arrests and were taken to jail.
Under the current Missouri Halloween Sex Offender Law, sex offenders must:
- Avoid all Halloween-related contact with children
- Remain inside his or her residence between the hours of 5 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. unless required to be elsewhere for just cause, including but not limited to employment or medical emergencies
- Post a sign at his or her residence stating, "No candy or treats at this residence".
- Leave all outside residential lighting off during the evening hours after 5 p.m.