Needle Found in Halloween Candy in Salisbury
At approximately 5:30 p.m. Sunday evening, Salisbury Officers responded to the 1000 block of Grant Avenue for a report that a child's Halloween candy was found to contain a sewing needle. Initial investigation revealed that on October 31, 2015 the family was trick-or-treating in the following areas; Russell Avenue, Druid Hill Avenue, Riverside Drive, West College, Camden Avenue, Evergreen Avenue and Monticello Avenue.
Further investigation revealed that on November 01, 2015, while attempting to eat the candy, the 15 year old child observed a sewing needle lodged inside a single piece of a Twizzler brand candy. The child alerted his parents who in turn contacted the police. Initial observation of the exterior of the packaging showed that it didn't appear to be tampered with. The lot number for this particular package of candy is 701-86472-004.
This investigation is on-going and Salisbury Police is working to identify the person responsible for this incident. The candy was not consumed and there were no injuries reported. Salisbury Police Department is working with the Federal Bureau of Investigation concerning this investigation.
This appears to be a singular incident reported within Wicomico County. Salisbury Police as well as our partnering law enforcement agencies want to remind parents to check their children's candy, specifically Twizzlers for foreign objects prior to consuming the candy, and to contact law enforcement if foreign objects are found.
The investigation is continuing and anyone with information concerning this investigation should contact the Salisbury Police Department (410) 548-3113 or Crime Solvers (410) 548-1776.