Police search dumpsters for evidence after alleged Halloween candy tampering
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Honolulu Police Department confirms they’re testing Halloween candy distributed in Kailua for drugs and have opened a reckless endangering case following a report of candy tampering.
On Wednesday night, officers went door to door on Kipuka Place ― where the incident was reported ― to urge parents to check their children’s candy. They’ve also asked them to report anything suspicious.
“It was disturbing,” said Annelise Yang, one of the residents police alerted. “They just came around knocking on everyone’s doors and just said there was an incident so if you have candy or went trick o treating just check your candy make sure everything is okay.”
A police spokesperson said officers also searched nearby dumpsters for tampered candy or other evidence.
“The officers opened and search through numerous individual bags of trash but did not find anything,” she said.
On Kipuka Place on Thursday, resident said they were shocked to hear about the alleged incident.
“Growing up I was more scared of the costumes and everything but I never had to think about needles or drugs or anything like that,” said Annelise Yang.
It’s the second case of alleged candy tampering on Oahu this Halloween.
Woman says she found a needle in granddaughter’s Halloween candy
An Oahu woman said she found a needle in her granddaughter’s chocolate bar after the girl went trick-or-treating in Ewa Beach. The woman has not made a police report, but HPD said they will investigate if she does.
HPD advises parents to check Halloween candy and to call 911 to report possible tampering or suspicious candy.
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