On Thursday, November 1, 2018, the Beaumont Police Department received notification through social media postings that a member of the community was alleging that they had located a piece of Halloween candy that had appeared to have been tampered with.

At the time of the posting the Department had not received a report regarding the discovery. Later that afternoon, the Beaumont Police Department dispatch was contacted by an individual who reported having the Halloween candy that was seen on the social media postings in her possession.

An officer was dispatched to the reporting party’s home to investigate the claim. During the investigation the reporting party told the officer that the previous evening she and her family had taken their children trick-or-treating to the homes in the area of 1st Street and Seneca Springs Parkway. The family went home and as she was sorting through the candy she noticed that one of the pieces appeared to have been tampered with.

Officers recovered the candy for additional investigation. At this point officers are unable to determine the origin of the candy or if the tampering was done intentionally.

The Beaumont Police Department would like to take the opportunity to remind our residents to thoroughly check and inspect your children’s Halloween candy for any signs of tampering. If the candy has been opened or appears to have been tampered with do not allow your child to consume it, but instead contact the Beaumont Police Department on our non-emergency line at 951-769-8500.

If anyone has information regarding this case or received similar Halloween items that appear to be tampered with, please contact the Beaumont Police Department at 951-769-8500. Information can also be reported anonymously at crimetips@beaumontpd.org.

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