MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- Ghouls, goblins, and costumed kids paid people visits across Milwaukee Sunday, Oct. 27, and so did officials with the Wisconsin Department of Corrections -- making sure sex offenders kept a low profile trick-or-treating.
"We have 297 referrals," said Peter Marik, DOC Community Corrections Division assistant chief. "Not sure if we'll get to all of them, but we will do our best."
As 14 teams of four fanned out across the city, agents conducted compliance checks on nearly 300 high-risk sex offenders.
"Just going to make sure they're home during the time periods they should be," said DOC Probation and Parole Agent Dorion Higgins. "During trick-or-treating hours, making sure they have no candy, nothing enticing children to come, and just making sure they're being compliant with their sex offender rules and regulations."
Of the nearly 300 referrals, agents made 231 visits. Five people were arrested for violating the terms of their supervision.