PARENTS ENCOURAGED TO CAREFULLY CHECK THEIR CHILDREN'S CANDY FOR TAMPERING
The Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office is reminding parents to be diligent in the inspection of any candy or treats that were collected by their child this past Halloween while trick or treating. On Tuesday, November 1, 2016 the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to call in the 700 block of Whisperwood Court SW in Grant Valley Township for the report of some candy that had been tampered with.
The parent reported finding a “fun size” Almond Joy candy bar that had obvious package tampering. The packaging had been found torn open lengthwise and upon inspection by the parent, found a silver sewing needle inserted into the candy.
The parent reported taking their child trick or treating at Walmart of Bemidji and in the Arrowwood Circle neighborhood of Bemidji Township.
Parents are encouraged to inspect any candy or treats that were collected for tampering and report any suspicious items to their local law enforcement.
This incident remains under investigation by the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office.
Respectfully submitted by, Chief Deputy Ernie Beitel, Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office