Small needle found in Beach Park child’s trick-or-treat candy bag: sheriff

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BEACH PARK, Ill. — A needle was found in a bag of Halloween candy in suburban Beach Park.

It happened Sunday in the community’s Cambridge subdivision.

A family called sheriff’s deputies after they found a device that tests blood sugar levels in their child’s trick-or-treat bag.

Deputies went door-to-door and conducted a search of the neighborhood where the child had been trick-or-treating.

Detectives aren’t sure whether someone put it there intentionally.

Police are once again urging parents to inspect their children’s candy.

Sheriff’s officials are asking anyone with information to call the office’s Criminal Investigations Division at 847-377-4250.