COLONIE, N.Y. -- Colonie Police were out in force Thursday, cracking down on anyone that might be causing criminal mischief.
NEWS10 ABC's Marty Kasper rode along with police and watched as they made sure no property fell victim to vandalism.
Police say in years past, hundreds of teens have used Facebook to communicate a gathering point and time.
Last year more than 200 teens gathered along Danielwood Drive, egging property, spraying silly string, and setting off fireworks. Police were able to get the teens to eventually leave the area, and this year police are prepared and have been monitoring social media.
Police asked parents not to drop off their kids in neighborhoods unattended.
Colonie police officer Todd Martinovich and others canvased areas they believed teens might gather this year.
"We are going to do the best we can to ensure this is a fun safe night for everyone," he said.
Most of the night was quiet, filled with rain and brave trick or treaters, but it didn't take long for police to get the call.
"We had a call for criminal mischief, a rock through a window," said Martinovich.
While searching for a suspect, officer Martinovich spotted people matching the description and tried to stop them.
"We saw a group with hoodies on, stopped to talk to them, they initially refused to stop," he said.
He followed the group of 15 to 20 teens down the street, and when back up arrived the teens, ages 16, 17, and 18 were interviewed. Cartons of eggs were found; the teens were questioned, and then sent home.
"They denied involvement; they had a couple eggs on them. Obviously they're up to no good. We recovered the eggs and sent them on their way," he says.
And the eggs were handed off to a nearby resident thankful her home didn't become the target.
"I'd be very upset because you know what I live in this neighborhood and I try to keep it respectful for people to admire," said resident Valarie Donahue.