On Nov. 1 at approximately 9:16 p.m, members of the Prince Rupert RCMP Detachment responded to a complaint with regards to a pin that had been embedded inside a small O-Henry chocolate bar.
Upon arrival at the scene police spoke with the complainant who advised that they had been out Trick or Treating on Hallowe’en night. The complainant further advised that their child had been walking in the area of Smithers Street, 7th Avenue West, and Sloan Avenue in Prince Rupert where it is believed the tainted piece of candy was received.
While inspecting the Halloween candy that they had received, the complainant located a partially opened O-Henry chocolate bar. Upon further inspection a small silver pin was located pushed into one end of the bar. As this was a very concerning find, police were contacted immediately.
“This is a very concerning find and this matter is being actively investigated by the detachment,” said Const. Ericson, spokesman for the Prince Rupert RCMP.
“As infrequent as this type event is, we take these complaints extremely seriously. We want to remind the public to ensure that all Halloween food items are carefully inspected prior to consumption and to commend the complainant for taking the proper precautions, which most likely prevented anyone from being injured.”
Police are asking anyone who may have received any Hallowe’en food items that are suspected to have been tampered with to contact the Prince Rupert RCMP Detachment immediately.
As this investigation is ongoing, the Prince Rupert RCMP is asking anyone that may have information regarding this incident or similar incidents to contact the Prince Rupert RCMP Detachment at 250-627-0700 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Please remember that Crime Stoppers pays cash for information that leads to an arrest.