Another Halloween passes into the night

A pair of velociraptors trots in formation through the crowd on Front Street in Lahaina on Halloween night. The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo

About 20,000 people attended Lahaina town Halloween festivities, which went smoothly with no arrests or significant incidents, police said.

A portion of Front Street in Lahaina was closed to motorists starting Tuesday afternoon for the Keiki Parade. The street was reopened to traffic at about 11 p.m., said Maui Police spokesman Lt. Gregg Okamoto.

Capt. David Silva, commander of the Lahaina Patrol Division, credited the success of the event to the work by Maui Police Department officers, along with support from the Maui Fire Department, Office of the Prosecuting Attorney, Department of Land and Natural Resources, Department of Liquor Control and West Side Highway Division.

The event was sponsored by the LahainaTown Action Committee.“The Maui Police Department would like to thank the community and merchants for helping make this year’s Halloween in Lahaina a safe and successful event,” Okamoto said.