Police receive report of contaminated candy

Your Orangeville Police Service is investigating a report of a sewing needle found in a box of Halloween candy last evening.

On Thursday, October 31, 2019, at approximately 8:45 a.m., police received a report that a small sewing needle was found in a box of Smarties candy. The complainant opened a small Halloween size box of candy and proceeded to put the handful of candy into her mouth. After feeling something wasn’t right, she spit out the mouthful of candy and discovered the small sewing needle. The complainant advised that the candy was received from a downtown Orangeville business on Saturday, October 19, during the annual Harvest Festival. It is unclear at this time which business gave out the box of candy.

Police remind parents to thoroughly check all candy and food items received during Halloween. “Although we have had no other reports of this nature, we always recommend that parents check their kids candy before allowing them to eat it”, explained Constable Scott Davis. “We will be trying to narrow down the source of the candy as we continue our investigation.”

Police would like to hear from anyone else who might have encountered a similar experience. Anyone who has further information is asked to contact the Orangeville Police Service at 519-941-2522 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.crimestopperssdm.com.

Posted on October 31, 2019