Barrington child receives suspicious Halloween candy

Skittles package had been taped closed

Posted 11/6/19

A Barrington resident contacted police after one of her children received a suspicious candy while trick-or-treating on Halloween.

The woman called police on Friday, Nov. 1, after she discovered …

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Barrington child receives suspicious Halloween candy

Skittles package had been taped closed

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A Barrington resident contacted police after one of her children received a suspicious candy while trick-or-treating on Halloween.

The woman called police on Friday, Nov. 1, after she discovered the questionable candy — she said one of her children had gotten a bag of Skittles that had been opened slightly and then taped closed.

The woman said the child had received the candy from a home in the Martin Avenue neighborhood. The woman also said she tried one of the Skittles and it seemed fine, but still wanted to alert police to the situation.

Trick-or-treater bitten by dog

On Thursday, Oct. 31, an 8-year-old Barrington boy was out trick-or-treating in the Broadview Drive neighborhood when he was bitten by a small dog.

Police were able to contact the dog's owner, who said she was handing out candy that night when the boy came to the door. She said her dog ran out of the house and bit the boy's pants leg. The woman said she asked the boy if he was OK, but he ran off.

The woman said her dog, a small animal, was up to date on its vaccinations. The bite allegedly broke the skin, but the boy's mother did not request medical attention for her son.

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