On December 10th at approx 7:00 p.m. Halifax Regional Police received a suspicious circumstances call in the 0-100 block of Oak St in Dartmouth.
A 9-year-old girl was eating a piece of her remaining Halloween candy when she bit into a chocolate bar and discovered a sewing needle inside. The girl had been trick-or-treating in the area of Retreat Ave, Joseph Howe Dr and surrounding streets in Halifax. The girl was not injured by the needle.
The Forensic Identification Section will conduct an investigation of the candy bar for any evidence and the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division will continue with the investigation.
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 about this incident or any others, 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 by texting a tip – Tip 202 + your message to 274637.