Halloween Safety Tips
The Bullhead City Police Department would like residents to have a safe and happy Halloween. Here are some helpful Halloween Safety Tips:
- Help children pick out or make a safe costume:
o To prevent tripping or falling down, costumes should have good ground clearance and not drag. Have children wear their own shoes, rather than giant “feet”.
o Costumes should be fireproof.
o Make sure there are no ties or strings that could get caught on something.
o If your child is carrying a prop, such as a plastic knife or pitchfork, be sure the tips are smooth and flexible enough to not cause injury.
o Have children wear reflective tape, carry a flashlight or glow stick to make them more visible to cars.
- Tell your children not to eat any candy until you’ve had a chance to check it. Be sure all candy is wrapped and doesn’t appear to be tampered with. It’s a good idea to feed children a big dinner beforehand, so they are less likely to eat candy while trick-or-treating.
- Children should be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult while trick-or-treating. Or, they should go during daylight hours, be home by a certain time and parents should know what route they will be taking.
- Talk to your children about safety issues, such as not getting into cars or talking to strangers, walking not running, looking both ways before crossing the street and not to approach houses that don’t have outside lights on or dogs in a fenced yard.
- Educate children on the difference between tricks and vandalism. If you are caught throwing eggs at cars or houses you could be arrested for criminal damage.
- Be extra careful with lighted candles or jack-o-lanterns inside your home. Place them where pets or children cannot accidentally knock them over.
- Do not feed pets any Halloween candy. Chocolate is toxic to cats and dogs; and wrappers, such as tin foil, can get stuck in their digestive track and make them ill or cause death.
- There are alternative ways to celebrate Halloween besides trick-or-treating. Several organizations plan Halloween events, such as the City’s 2nd Annual Bullhead City Halloweenfest. Call the Recreation Division at (928) 763- 0158 for more information.
- Halloween can also be a night for adults to dress up. The Bullhead City Police Department has distributed Halloween “Over the Limit. Under Arrest” posters to local bars as a reminder to not drink and drive. Please have a designated driver or call a cab. The posters are provided by the Western Arizona DUI Task Force.
Tuesday, Oct 14, 2014
KidzArt is a nationally recognized art enrichment program that provides a safe, creative and fun environment. Art is an important part of every child’s education that spills into their life and study. We foster creative thinking and self-confidence. KidzArt meets and exceeds all the national standards and is a great compliment to any daytime “core” art program. With KidzArt we bring out the artist in you. Program is instructed by KidzArt owner Rachelle Campbell.
KidzArt @ Starline
Program is for children enrolled in pre-kindergarten through sixth grade. Program will be held every Thursday, beginning October 30 through December 11, in Room 190 at Starline Elementary School, located at 3150 Starline Drive. Class times: Pre-K/Kindergarten (4-5 year olds) will meet from 3:25 p.m. – 4:25 p.m., 1st – 3rd graders will meet from 2:20 – 3:20 p.m. and 4th – 6th graders will meet from 1:15 – 2:15 p.m. Cost is $60 per participant plus a $12 material fee due to the instructor on the first day of class; no material fee for 4-5 year olds.
TeenzArt @ Thunderbolt
Program is for children enrolled in sixth grade and up. Program will be held every Wednesday, beginning November 5 through December 17, in Room D126 at Thunderbolt Middle School, located at 695 Thunderbolt Avenue from 3:15 – 4:15 p.m. Cost is $60 per participant plus a $12 material fee due to the instructor on the first day of class.
Registration is being accepted at the Aquatic Center or by visiting our website at www.lhcaz.gov/aquaticcenter.
For more information please contact the Aquatic Center at 928-453-8686 or instructor, Rachelle Campbell at 928-288-2103.
Thursday, October 9, 2014
SEARCH AND RESCUE RECEIVES DONATION
Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Bullhead City Unit received a generous donation of $7,600 from Dondi and Jesse Godinez, owners of the Mohave Steakhouse at 2430 Highway 95 in Bullhead City, on Tuesday (10/7).
Dondi and Jesse Godinez held a Search and Rescue fundraising event on September 29th where they donated all of their proceeds for that evening. According to Dondi, we especially enjoy having this fund raiser every year to support and honor Search and Rescue. These men and woman do a lot for us and the community. “We are hopping non-stop during this event with such a great turnout of customers. Additionally, this fund raiser is truly a team effort where fifteen employees donated their own time to show their support”, said Jesse.
Sheriff Jim McCabe said, “Especially amazing with today’s economy! Dondi and Jesse Godinez have once again given back to the community by supporting the Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue! Much needed replacement equipment will be purchased by the SAR unit with their generous donation.”
Dondi and Jesse Godinez, owners of the Mohave Steakhouse, presented Sheriff Jim McCabe
with a check for the Mohave County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Bullhead City Unit.
Back Row (left to right): Sgt Rob McEuen; MCSO SAR Coordinator, Sean Borland; Captain BHC Unit and Jesse Godinez Jr.
Front Row (left to right): Gary Howells; Lieutenant BHC SAR, Bill Weaver; Sgt BHC SAR Unit, Gary Wall; Chef, Dondi Godinez; owner: Sheriff Jim McCabe, Mason Godinez and Jesse Godinez; owner.
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Mohave County Sheriff Jim McCabe presented Life Saving Awards to Deputy Joey McEuen, Deputy Lester Tarkowski and Deputy Brian Binkney on Monday (10/6) at the Sheriff’s Office in Kingman.
On June 11th Deputy McEuen heard a medical call on his scanner regarding an unresponsive female lying on the ground at a residence in the 4300 block of Stardust Road. Deputy McEuen was patrolling in that area when he responded and he immediately administered CPR as the female subject did not have a pulse. McEuen continued CPR until medical personnel were on scene. The adult female was able to be revived in part by Deputy McEuen’s actions.
On September 7th Deputy Binkney and Deputy Tarkowski responded to a structure fire at 3951 Devlin Avenue and were able to pull James Clark to safety from his burning residence. Clark’s house was fully engulfed when deputies arrived. They observed a male subject, later identified as James Clark, waving his hand from a window. As deputies approached, they quickly learned that Clark was injured and he was unable to climb out of the window. Without hesitation, Deputy Binkney climbed through the window and picked-up Clark while passing him through the window to Deputy Tarkowski. Deputy Tarkowski proceeded to carry Clark over a fence and to safety.
Sheriff McCabe said, “Something we don’t do often enough in law enforcement is recognize and present lifesaving awards. I’m very proud of the outstanding job of Deputy McEuen, Deputy Tarkowski and Deputy Binkney”.
Sheriff McCabe (at right) presented Deputy Tarkowski (left to right), Deputy Binkney and Deputy McEuen with Life Saving Awards.