Although there have not been any reported incidents in Reno, the Reno Police Department is urging parents to inspect all candy that their children receive this year to keep an eye out for tainted candy.
We also want to remind drivers to keep a vigilant eye out for all Trick-or-Treaters and to drive with a little more caution this holiday weekend.
The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office is providing free Halloween candy X-Ray inspection on Sunday, November 1, 2015, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Mills B. Lane Justice Center, 1 South Sierra Street in Reno. The X-ray machine will detect metal objects only. Parents who feel candy has been tampered with should dispose of the candy immediately. No treat is worth the safety of a child.
The Reno Police Department also wants to remind parents and children of some other safety tips:
- Stay on sidewalks and use crosswalks
- When crossing any street make sure you make eye contact with drivers of vehicles and they stop their car before crossing
- Carry a flashlight and have it on during hours of darkness
- Travel in groups
- Wear reflective clothing or bands
- Have parents inspect your candy