The Barrie Police Service is currently investigating an incident where a two inch sewing needle was located in a Halloween treat.

Late yesterday afternoon, Barrie Police were contacted by a concerned homeowner after her child bit into a chocolate bar that contained the needle. The child was not injured, but the potential for injury was certainly a possibility.

From the investigation that followed, police have learned that the child attended homes in the Raymond Crescent and Serena Lane area and also on Danielle Crescent and Catherine Drive within the City of Barrie.

An examination of the packaging could not determine if the needle was inserted prior to packaging or afterwards. The chocolate bar has been seized by police and the investigation remains ongoing.

Although there are no known suspects at this time, police are urging parents that have children who may have attended homes on the identified streets to please have a second look at their child’s candy and make certain that they have not been tampered with and are safe to consume.

Anyone with information on this mischief is asked to contact Constable Claridge of the Barrie Police Service at [email protected], contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or leave an anonymous tip online at

Occurrence #: BA19063424
Prepared by: Corporate Communications Coordinator,Peter Leon


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