Halifax Regional Police is investigating a report of a pin inside a Halloween-sized candy bar.
On November 6 at approximately 10:21 a.m., a parent discovered a sewing pin inside a small candy bar when he took a bite. The initial investigation determined the man’s child had been trick or treating in the Portland Estates area of Dartmouth on Halloween night. Fortunately, the man was not injured during this incident.
The Forensic Identification Section will conduct an investigation of the candy bar for any evidence and investigators in the General Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division will continue to investigate the matter.
Police encourage parents and children to be vigilant in checking all Halloween candy gathered and to report any incidents of candy tampering to police.
If you have any information regarding these incidents, please contact Halifax Regional Police at 902-490-5016 or Crime Stoppers anonymously anytime at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or by their Secure Web Tips at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or texting a tip – Tip 202 + your message to 274637. Calls to Crime Stoppers are not taped or traced.