Police are investigating two separate incidents of Halloween candy tampering in which copper wire was found in saltwater taffy.

Lt. Steve Layton said parents should check their children's candy and cut open any salt water taffy to check for bits of wire that may have been intentionally inserted.Layton said the two tampering cases don't appear related.

"They happened at opposite ends of town," he said. "One involved a hand-wrapped piece of saltwater taffy while the other was a brand name."

Layton declined to identify the parts of town where the tampered candy was collected. But he said he is sure the tampering was deliberate.

Layton didn't have any details as to the ages or sex of the children involved but said neither was injured or ingested any of the candy.