Stamford beefs up police patrol on night of trouble and fun

Southwestern Connecticut police are stepping up patrols Monday night and warning teens that Halloween fun doesn?t mean breaking the law.Stamford police have begun referring to Halloween Eve as Mischief Night because of the amount of crime that typically takes place. They warn teens that Mischief Night traditions like toilet papering trees, tire slashing and egging houses are crimes and punishable by law. Police remind teens to be responsible when having fun.Stamford, Milford and Norwalk are some of the departments that are bringing in extra patrols for Mischief Night. Police advise residents to keep lights on in their houses to make it look like they are home and keep cars in garages.