Police investigate reports of needles in Halloween candy
● By Steven Hoffman
The Kennett Square Police Department is still investigating reports that some candy given out to children on Halloween was tampered with. No injuries have been reported as a result of these incidents, Kennett Police Chief Edward Zunino said on Monday.
According to a press release from the Kennett Square Police Department, needles were found inside five wrapped Twix bars that were handed out to four different children. The four children are not all related, but they all went out trick-or-treating with each other. The candy is believed to have been handed out in the Stenning Hills section of town. The candy and the packaging are currently being processed and examined by authorities.
An additional incident where a needle was said to have been found in a Snickers candy bar was reported to the Kennett Square Police Department on Sunday, Nov. 1. This child visited homes from D Street to the area of Center and South streets.
Zunino said that Chester County Detectives are now assisting with the investigation.
“At this point, we’re conducting numerous interviews,” Zunino said. “We’re also having the forensics work done on the wrappers that were recovered.”
Police continue to urge parents to check all Halloween candy before it is eaten by children.
Anyone with any information about any of these incidents is asked to contact the Kennett Square Police Department at 610-268-3171 or 610-444-0501.