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SPOTSYLVANIA BRIEF: Greater presence on Halloween by Spotsy officers

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Spotsylvania County residents may notice more police uniforms this Halloween, but they aren’t costumes.

Spotsylvania Sheriff Roger Harris said he will increase the number of patrol units tonight to help ensure the safety of residents trick-or-treating.

Those patrolling will include bike patrol deputies, traffic division units and special detail units to supplement the deputies who already are on duty Oct. 31, Harris said.

In addition to the patrols, deputies will be on hand at the general district court lobby at 9111 Courthouse Road to offer free X–rays of any candy or food items that parents want to check. The X–rays will detect only metallic objects hidden within an item, he said.

“We will be on increased alert for any criminal activity that may endanger persons or property,” he said.

—Portsia Smith