Among the greatest fears of parents on Halloween is the safety of their kids.
Trick-or-treaters prancing around costumed in the dark, knocking on strangers' doors certainly makes plenty of moms and dads nervous.
But there's nothing but good news to report Thursday, the day after Halloween 2012.
According to Central Fire Spokesman Mike DeMars, "nothing even worth mentioning" happened from Live Oak to Capitola on Halloween night.
Sheriff's Deputy April Skalland also reported a quiet night in Soquel and Live Oak.
According to CrimeReports.com, there was just one petty theft and one narcotics arrest in Capitola on Wednesday.
"We had extra officers out yesterday because Halloween just happened fall on a double-up day," Sgt. Andrew Dally said. "But it was actually really quiet."
Happy Halloween, indeed.