Suspicious Item Found In Child's Trick-or-Treat Bag

A Beach Park family reported an unusual item found in their child's trick-or-treat bag

A suspicious item was found in a suburban Chicago child's candy bag while trick-or-treating on Oct. 30, according to the Lake County Sheriff's Office.

A Beach Park family reported that a device used to prick fingers, commonly used to test blood and sugar levels, was placed in their child's bag while trick-or-treating, police said.

Lake County Sheriff Deputies located the item and canvassed numerous homes the family had visited during the night. Detectives said they are investigating whether or not the item was intentionally placed in the child's bag.

The Village of Beach Park issued a recorded phone message to the homes in the Cambridge subdivision, reminding parents to inspect the contents of their child's trick-or-treat bags.

No other incidents have since been reported.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call the Lake County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigations Division at 847-377-4250.

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