The game plan was to double police presence on the streets during Halloween, and RCMP Staff Sgt. Grant Learned said Thursday it succeeded.
"The plan worked. It held true."
Kamloops RCMP received 67 calls Wednesday between 8 p.m. and midnight, which is about mid-range compared with the previous three years.
Learned said good results came with officers stamping out minor incidents before they became major — for example, seizures of illegal liquor and fireworks.
"We took the legs out of the later problems."
Other than a few assaults resulting in minor injuries, there were only two incidents of note, he said.
Police had to bring in a helicopter and set up a perimeter after an armed robbery at 9:25 p.m. resulted in cash stolen from Panago Pizza on Summit Drive.
Half an hour later, several officers responded to a report of shots fired at the front window of a home on Monarch Drive. The weapon turned out to be a BB or pellet gun. There were no injuries.
Police had received a call earlier about youths at nearby McGowan Park firing what appeared to be a BB or pellet gun.
Learned noted that the extra police presence didn't result in more expense because shifts were worked out well ahead of time.
"It was cost efficient."