Janesville police make 2 Halloween arrests of registered sex offenders violating parole

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The agency says only those being supervised under sex offender directives are barred from Halloween activities, including trick-or-treating or answering the door to trick-or-treaters.

Families are reminded to check on IL homes with sex offenders before their children trick-or-treat tonight.

No trick-or-treat at this address!' was placed in the yard of each of the county's 54 registered sex offenders, Sheriff Gary Long told CBS News.

Before you take your little trick-or-treaters out, you can search your neighborhood on the sex offender database.

"Halloween is a fun holiday for children and families and we want to make it as safe as possible", Sheriff Rick Staly said in a release.

Checks were to make sure those offenders are within their home and not dressed in Halloween costumes. "I hope you and your children have a safe and enjoyable Halloween".

There now more than 240 registered sex offenders in Brazos County.

A sign saying 'Warning!

"We are going to put these notifications out so we can protect some kids this Halloween season", Sheriff Dix said.

Registered sex offenders can not participate in Halloween in any way.

The sheriff's office uses "Offender Watch", a program that allows community members to register for alerts and search for offenders living in their communities.

The men and women in the room wanted to keep their identities concealed, but say they understand why they have to spend Halloween at the probation office.

A sex offender is someone who has committed a sexual crime.