Calgary, AB,

Police warn of possible candy tampering

We are investigating a report of possible candy tampering in the northwest community of Panorama Hills.

On Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022, a Calgary woman found a sewing needle inside of a packaged chocolate bar that her child received while trick-or-treating in the community. The woman reported it to police on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022, and we continue to investigate. The child had not eaten the candy and was not injured.

As the child is believed to have collected candy from at least 100 homes, we have not been able to determine where the candy bar came from. The investigation is ongoing as we try to determine whether this was intentional. As a matter of public interest, we are sharing this information and reminding parents to:

  • Ensure they check their children’s candy before letting them eat it.
  • Check candy wrappers for any holes, tears, openings or signs they have been opened and re-wrapped.
  • Discard any candy that you do not recognize or that you think looks suspicious.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact police by calling 403-266-1234. Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers through any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
APP: P3 Tips

Case #22452800/5598

Police investigate possible candy tampering