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No noise violations reported on Halloween 

halloween-151843_640 copyPaso Robles Police arrested one person for open container during increased enforcement period

–In preparation for increased activity prior to Halloween Day the police department dedicated a maximum deployment of officers to cover the entire weekend from Thursday, Oct. 27, leading up to and including, Halloween Day. By ordinance the Safety Enhancement Zone period covered Monday, Oct. 31st at 12:01 a.m. to Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 7 a.m.

The safety enhancement period designated specific violations of the San Luis Obispo City Municipal Code as “double fines” which were written by both city police and Cal Poly PD Officers. These violations included:

  • Noise disturbance
  • Urinating in public
  • Open container
  • Dangerous and deadly weapon
  • Social host
  • Unruly gathering


The safety enhancement period on the day of Halloween was relatively quiet, resulting in one citation being issued for an open container. There were no reported noise violations or other violations associated with “double fines.” The department did arrest four people for driving under the influence of alcohol, however, this violation is not covered under the Safety Enhancement Zone.

The weekend leading up to Halloween Day was active with noise and alcohol related incidents. The table below provides statistical data regarding noise and party related offenses that have been compiled over the last three years covering the weekend periods associated with Halloween. It should be noted, by ordinance, the safety enhancement period was in effect Thursday through Sunday in 2014 and 2015, however, this relative time period for 2016 the Safety Enhancement Zone was not in effect since the day of Halloween fell on a Monday.



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News staff of the Paso Robles Daily News wrote and edited this story from local contributors and press releases. Scott Brennan is the publisher of this newspaper and founder of Access Publishing. Connect with him on , Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, or follow his blog. He can be reached at