Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Halloween Candy (2011)


1 November 2011

Oneida Police say tainted gum may have been given to trick-or-treaters

Oneida (WSYR-TV) – Oneida Police are warning parents after reports that bubble gum handed out on Halloween night may have been tainted.

Police say one teen reported that after returning home from trick-or-treating, she put a piece of “Super Bubble Gum” in her mouth that tasted bitter and tin like and made her lips numb. The teen’s mother tasted the gum and confirmed the taste and sensation and called the police. [...]

Police sent the gum to a lab to be tested. They have not confirmed whether or not it is tainted.


CBC News [Canada]
1 November 2011

Prescription pills found in Halloween bag
Codiac RCMP are calling the discovery of pills an isolated incident

The Codiac [New Brunswick] RCMP are investigating how a young person in Moncton wound up with a bag of prescription pills after an evening of trick or treating.

Codiac RCMP Const. Damien Theriault said a child was given a bag of candies on Monday. But when the treat bag was opened up later, it turned out that candy was not the only item in it. [...]


KRQE-TV [Albuquerque, NM]
1 November 2011

Razor blade found in candy
Police say this could be one of many

Reporter: Celina Westervelt

SANTA FE, NM (KRQE) - Sometimes a parent's worst nightmare really does come true.

Someone really did put a razor blade in a child's Halloween candy in Santa Fe Halloween night.

"There was a little slit on that side right here. It was a minimal slit. If he had opened it from the front or the other side he would have never really seen it," said John Martinez.

He found a razor in Reese's peanut butter cup while inspecting his 15 year-old son's Halloween candy. [...]


CJCY-FM [Medicine Hat, Alberta]
1 November 2011

Needle Found In Child's Halloween Bag
Believed to have been picked up on 10th st. SW

It appears one trick or treater in Medicine Hat got a little more than they bargained for.

Just after 10:00 Monday night, Police responded to a complaint that a syringe was found inside a child's Halloween candy bag.

Officers say it was capped, so the needle was not exposed and there was no attempt to hide it within any candy. [...]


Guelph Mercury [ON]
1 November 2011

Fish hook found among Halloween candies in Guelph

GUELPH -- City police are warning parents and children to sort and carefully examine Halloween candy after a parent found a fish hook among his child’s trick-or-treat goodies.

Police have launched an investigation, they reported Tuesday.

The fish hook was on a table during candy sorting. The parent concluded the fish hook was in a bag the child used to gather candy on Halloween Monday evening, police report. [...]


WSLS-TV [Roanoke, VA]
1 November 2011

Raw chicken foot found with child's Halloween candy in Blacksburg

BLACKSBURG, VA -- It may have been a trick, but a raw chicken foot Randa Freeborn says her six-year-old son discovered Monday night in his candy bag, is certainly no treat. [...]


Toronto Star [ON]
2 November 2011

Whitby girl finds needle in Halloween candy

Victoria Ptashnick
Staff Reporter

Residents of a quiet street in Whitby are reeling after an 11-year-old girl found a needle in her Halloween candy after trick-or-treating there. [...]


The Post and Courier [Charleston, SC]
2 November 2011

Needle in treats a sharp warning for mom

By Edward Fennell

SUMMERVILLE -- It's every parent's Halloween nightmare -- a needle dropped in a child's trick-or-treat bag.

It happened Monday night in Summerville, a still-shaken mom said.

"If it was a trick, it was a sick trick," Geny Moringlane of Regency Oaks Drive said about the syringe she discovered amid her children's candy Halloween night. [...]


WSBT-TV [Mishawaka, IN]
4 November 2011

Halloween candy rumors rampant after death of 11-year-old girl, but police say foul play not suspected

By Kelli Stopczynski

CASS COUNTY -- An 11-year-old Howard Township girl was found dead in her bed and some parents are worried about the safety of their own children.

Destany Frick's parents tried to wake her up for school Thursday morning, but she was unresponsive. Other than a news release sent late Thursday, police weren’t saying much Friday. There’s no indication of how or why Destany Frick died. A Cass County police spokesman admitted they are looking into her Halloween candy for clues, but a source close to the investigation said they don't believe that's what killed the otherwise healthy little girl.

Rumors inside Oak Manor Sixth Grade Center and outside in the Niles Community are rampant.

“The Halloween candy might have been poisoned and then she died in her sleep because of that, that's what they're saying,” said Hali Burns, one of Frick’s friends. [...]


Springfield News-Sun [OH]
4 November 2011

Candy had needle inside
Springfield mom reports tampering to police.

By Jessica Heffner, Staff Writer

SPRINGFIELD -- Police are investigating how a sewing needle ended up in a child’s Halloween candy.

The child’s mother told Springfield police on Thursday that she found a sewing needle inside a Tootsie Roll. [...]


WLWT-TV [Cincinnati, OH]
2 November 2011

Mom Claims Child Found Needle In Trick-Or-Treat Candy

DAYTON, Ohio -- A Dayton woman says her daughter bit into a candy bar and found a needle.

Cynthia Finley said she didn't check her daughter's candy after she came home from trick-or-treating, only to have her daughter find the needle in a mini-Baby Ruth candy bar. [...]


The Tennessean
8 November 2011

Sewing needle discovered in a child's Halloween candy

A father filed a report with the La Vergne Police Department Monday that his 12-year-old child discovered a sewing needle in a Tootsie Roll.[...]


WTVF-TV [Nashville, TN]
1 November 2011

Montgomery County Mom Says Needle Found In Candy

by Kim Gebbia

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Tenn.- It's been written off as urban legend: parents who find sharp objects in their kids' Halloween candy.

But for one Montgomery County mom, it was reality Tuesday when she found a two-inch needle in a candy bar wrapper. [...]


Chicago Sun-Times
14 November 2011

Metal nail found in trick-or-treat candy in Wheaton


Police are investigating after a nail was found in a candy bar given to a child on Halloween in west suburban Wheaton.

On Sunday, a resident of the 400 block of Byron Court notified police of possible food-tampering after finding a 1-inch metal nail in a fun-size Snickers candy bar. The parent called police department and no one was injured. [...]