Ottawa Police Alert Regarding Candy

posted Nov 1, 2016, 7:13 AM by Shelly Lyonnais

This morning, the Ottawa Police Service put out this warning to our community:

Public Safety Advisory: Sewing needles found in Halloween candy

The Ottawa Police Service is investigating a report of Halloween candy that was found to have sewing needles inside of it.  The candy was collected at a residence somewhere in the Meadowbrook area; and the needles were found in chocolate bars.

The Ottawa Police Service is urging parents to inspect all of their children/s’ candy prior to letting them eat it, and be aware that the wrappers may not appear to have been tampered with.   If anything suspicious is found please call police and keep the candy and wrappers.

Anyone with information can contact the Ottawa Police Service East Division Criminal Investigative Unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 3566.  Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or by downloading the Ottawa Police app.

Please be extra vigilant about checking Hallowe’en treats.