The Riverside County Sheriff's Department has released a statement reminding the public that sex offenders in Calimesa are prohibited by city law from decorating their homes for Halloween, including lighting, and from answering their doors to trick-or-treaters.
Here's the full statement:
Calimesa City Ordinance #323 specifically prohibits Sexual Offenders
who are registered pursuant to Penal Code Section 290 from certain
activities on October 31st.
Sexual Offenders are prohibited from decorating their
dwelling with Halloween decorations during the day or night beginning
12:01 AM and endings at 11:59 PM for that date.
Sexual Offenders must leave all exterior residential,
decorative, and ornamental lighting off at the dwelling in which the
offender resides, excluding exterior safety lighting, between the hours
of 4:00 PM until 11:59 PM.
Sexual Offenders are prohibited from answering the door of their dwelling to children who are trick-or-treating.
The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department and the
Calimesa Police Department are committed to providing a safe atmosphere
for children during the Halloween holiday.
Anyone with information
regarding a Sexual Offender violating any of the above terms of the
Calimesa City Ordinance are encouraged to contact the Riverside County
Sheriff’s Dispatch Center (1-800-950-2444).