ALERT | Suspicious Item In Esquimalt Halloween Candy Prompts Public Notification

Victoria, BC – Patrol officers are investigating after a suspicious item was located in a child’s Halloween candy.

At 6:30 p.m. this evening, Patrol officers were called to the 900-block of Arm Street in Esquimalt for a report that a suspicious item was located in a child’s Halloween candy. A parent located an ammonia inhalant, commonly referred to as “smelling salts”, within their child’s Halloween candy. The family had trick-or-treated in the area of the 900-block of Arm Street and the 700-block of Selkirk Avenue the previous night.

Officers are asking anyone who trick-or-treated in that area on Halloween to review their child’s candy for suspicious items. If you discover a similar item, please remove it from your child’s candy and call our non-emergency line at (250) 995-7654 and select extension 1 for our Report Desk.

Officers are investigating the incident as a suspicious circumstance and are also asking for information from the public.

Photographs of the ammonia inhalant are below.

A parent located an ammonia inhalant, commonly referred to as “smelling salts”, within their child’s Halloween candy.
(VPD) A parent located an ammonia inhalant, commonly referred to as “smelling salts”, within their child’s Halloween candy.

If you have information about this incident, please call our non-emergency line at (250) 995-7654, extension 1. To report what you know anonymously, please call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

File: 20-43645

Victoria Police Department

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