Many, LA—There are approximately 112 registered sex offenders in Sabine Parish, and the Sheriff’s Office wants parents to know which houses their children should avoid when trick-or-treating.
“Registered sex offenders report their home address to us. If you are going trick-or-treating, visit our Sabine Parish Sheriff App to see whose door you don’t want to knock on,” says Sheriff Aaron Mitchell. “Parents should search for offenders on their trick-or-treat route, and near any addresses where their children spend time. The search and maps on the App pinpoints where offenders live.” On our Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Office website, citizens can also sign up for free email notifications from the Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Office should an offender move into their neighborhood or around an address important to the parent.
“If you aren’t planning on trick-or-treating in your neighborhood, but will be in a family or friend’s neighborhood, search their address beforehand so you know which houses to avoid,” says Sheriff Aaron Mitchell.
Three things parents should do before Halloween:
• Search for sex offenders on our Sabine Parish Sheriff App.
• Sign up for email alerts from the Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Office: https://sabinesheriff.org/.
• Download the Free OffenderWatch App from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store or the Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Office website: https://sabinesheriff.org/. The OffenderWatch App is a free app partnered with law enforcement to inform families on registered sex offenders. Parents can find sex offenders near them, track their children while they are trick-or-treating and receive updates from law enforcement.
For further information, please contact the Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division at 318-590-9475, ask for Detective Chris Abrahams.
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