Hamburg Police investigate report of needle in Halloween candy

Posted at 3:29 PM, Nov 03, 2017

Town of Hamburg Police are investigating a report that someone placed a needle or small nail in a piece of Halloween candy.

Detectives believe the candy - a piece of Banana Laffy Taffy - was handed out in the Pine Lakes subdivision area in Lakeview.

Parents are asked to closely check any candy their children may have received from this part of town.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Hamburg Police Detective Widman at 649-3800 extention 2603.

This is the second warning about Halloween candy in the area this week.

The Erie County Sheriff's Office received a complaint Wednesday night about a metal pin found inside a Nestle Crunch mini candy bar after trick-or-treating in Clarence.

According to detectives, a pin was embedded in the candy and, what appeared to be, a compromised wrapper.

The sheriff's office is warning anyone who went trick-or-treating on Chelsey Court and Westminster Drive in Clarence as well as Forestview Drive, Crestwood Lane, Oakview Drive, Timberlane Drive, and Timberlane Court in Amherst to collect all candy and thoroughly check the packaging for defects and foreign objects.

Kaleida Health is offering free x-rays of candy collected in the listed neighborhoods at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital and Great Lakes Medical Imagining on Park Club Lane in Amherst during normal business hours.