Police investigate needle found in Hallowe’en candy in Whitby


Published November 1, 2021 at 11:15 am

Durham Region Police are investigating after a lancet needle was found in a child’s Hallowe’en candy haul.

The syringe was found loosely mixed in with the kid’s candy in the Dunlop Street and Henry Street of Whitby around 9:30 p.m. on October 31. Police were quickly called in to investigate the “suspicious item.”

That item was a yellow blood sugar lancet. While there are no other reported incidents, police are asking parents to thoroughly check their child’s candy bag.

Anyone with information can call Cst. Ryan of Central West Division at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 3915.


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