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Police say go to them and not only social media after tampered candy found in Prince Rupert
Alleged piece of tampered candy found in Prince Rupert. (Credit: Prince Rupert RCMP)

Police say go to them and not only social media after tampered candy found in Prince Rupert

Someone may have played a nasty and potentially dangerous trick on Prince Rupert Halloween trick or treaters yesterday.

A social media post by a Prince Rupert resident shows a piece of Halloween candy with what appears to be a pin inside it.

Sgt. Dave Uppal of the Prince Rupert RCMP says they were told about the posting and are investigating.

He says incidents like this aren’t common, and encourages parents to inspect their children’s candy before letting them eat it.

Sgt. Uppal says it’s important for people not only to share information on social media, but to also inform police if it’s a criminal or suspicious matter.

Terrace RCMP just issued a release echoing that sentiment.

Cst. Angela Rabut of the Terrace detachment says there were three incidents that were widely shared on social media but weren’t passed onto them.

She says in one incident, a person was posting on social media about a crime as it was happening instead of calling the police.

Cst. Rabut says no one should hesitate to call police if they feel something is not right.

She says police don’t monitor social media so they’re left out of the loop unless someone reports an incident to them.

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