Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Public Safety Alert, Dishwashing pods placed in trick-or-treat bags

Public Safety Alert, Dishwashing pods placed in trick-or-treat bags

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 10:44 AM
12 Division:  416-808-1200

The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of a quantity of dishwashing pods that were placed into children's trick-or-treat bags.

It was reported that:

- on Monday, October 31, 2016, in the evening, children were trick-or-treating with their parents in the Prescott Avenue, Blackthorn Avenue and Rockwell Avenue areas

- upon returning home, dishwashing pods were discovered in the children's bags

The pods could be harmful, if ingested, especially to children. If swallowed, detergent in even small amounts can be caustic and cause burns to the mouth, throat and airways.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-1200, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

Please download the Toronto Police Service Mobile App for iOS or Android.

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Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Detective Greg Falconer, 12 Division

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