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Officers check up on sex offenders for Halloween, find man violating parole

Trick-or-treaters weren't the only ones going door to door on Halloween night. State parole officers were checking in with registered sex offenders in Syracuse, making sure they follow a very specific set of rules as part of Operation Halloween.
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) - Trick-or-treaters weren't the only ones going door to door on Halloween night.
 
State parole officers were checking in with registered sex offenders in Syracuse, making sure they follow a very specific set of rules as part of Operation Halloween.
 
Unless at work, sex offender parolees had to be home by 3 p.m. But at 4:30, a man known as "Blue Eagle" to his neighbors wasn't there.

Officers called his cell phone but there was no answer, so they hopped in a car to find him, with no luck.
 
About 20 minutes later he was back and led away in handcuffs. Luckily, that situation was a rare sight on Halloween night.
 
State Parole Officer Jay Moss said, “I've been on this case load, sex offender case load, for ten years and this is only the second violation here in Syracuse.”
 
“Blue Eagle" is now at the county correctional facility and could potentially head back to prison for violating his parole.
 
80 sex offender parolees were being checked up on in Syracuse, each of which signed off on the restrictions two weeks ago and have been reminded about them since.
 
Under Operation Halloween, they must also stay in their homes until 6:00 a.m. the day after Halloween.
 
The other restrictions for registered sex offers prevent them from putting up decorations, handing out candy, or wearing costumes. They also have to answer their phones when parole officers call.
 
Officer Jasniewski said, "I care about kids, care about the community. There are a lot of innocent people out there. It's supposed to be a fun night for the children and all we are doing in reassuring them that it is."


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