Green Bay Police: Needle found in Halloween candy

Posted at 1:01 PM, Nov 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-02 14:39:28-04

A needle found in Halloween candy was reported Thursday to the Green Bay Police Department. 

Police say an 8-year-old child was about to eat the piece of candy and quickly realized that a needle was in it. The child turned the candy/needle over to her grandmother. In turn, the grandmother threw away all of her grandchildren’s candy that was collected.

The grandmother turned the piece of candy with the needle in it over to the police department Thursday morning. The investigation revealed the candy was collected near Velp Avenue, Neville Avenue and Windford Avenue. The origin of the needle/candy is unknown and there is no information to follow up on, according to police.

The Green Bay Police Department encourages all parents to go through their children’s Halloween Candy to ensure it is safe for consumption.

Those with information pertaining to this incident, contact the Green Bay Police Department at 920-448-3208. If you wish to remain anonymous, please contact crime stoppers at 920-432-STOP.