Tuesday, November 1, 2016

RCMP investigating Halloween treat tampering in Prince Rupert

Check your Halloween Treats Thoroughly!

That's the Message in Prince Rupert this afternoon after it has been learned that the RCMP has launched an investigation into a case file related to a tainted Halloween treat in the community.

In a media release Tuesday afternoon, the Prince Rupert RCMP outlined the early stages of their investigation, noting that they had been made aware of the situation through a social media posting that featured a picture of a candy treat with a needle embedded in it.

There was no indication from the statement, as to what area of the city the youngster had been trick or treating in during the course of the evening's activities.

The RCMP notes that they have spoken with the person who posted the picture and have seized the candy for further examination

While they continue with their work on the file, the Prince Rupert detachment is issuing a reminder to parents and guardians to thoroughly examine the treats that came home from last night's Halloween collections.

A tampered treat has marred the Halloween of one Prince Rupert youngster
with RCMP now investigating the incident
(photo from RCMP statement)

More on the Monday evening incident can be found here.

Should you have information related to the tampering, or have found a similar situation from your children's collections,  you are asked to contact the RCMP at 250-6247-0700 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477)

The incident is the first one made public since a similar tampering back in 2013.

At that time a pin was also found in a chocolate bar, thankfully as in the recent case, the tampering was noticed by parents and a warning to review the treats was issued as well.

For more items of interest related to Northwest Emergency responders see our archive page here.

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