Fernley trick-or-treater reports tampered candy

FERNLEY, Nev. (AP) — Lyon County sheriff's officials say they have confirmed that a pushpin was inserted into candy received by a trick-or-treater in Fernley on Halloween night.

Sheriff's Sgt. Frank Hunewill (Honey-well) says an investigation continues into a couple of other reports of tampered candy received by trick-or-treaters in the same neighborhood.

He was unaware of the foreign objects reportedly found in candy in the other cases.

Sheriff's investigators say the reports stem from candy received by trick-or-treaters in the Southwest Meadows subdivision near Fernley High School, about 30 miles east of Fernley.

They told KOLO-TV that a bucket of candy was placed on the front porch of a house whose owners were not home Thursday night, and a third party may have tampered with candy in the bucket.

A pushpin is a tack-like pin with a large head that is easily inserted into a wall or board.

Sheriff's officials say they're taking the reports seriously and asking parents to carefully check candy for tampering.