BRACEBRIDGE — Police say they are investigating a mischief at a local park in Bracebridge after officers were notified by town staff Tuesday that several “sewing-type needles” were located in the water at Kirby’s Beach area of the park.

Bracebridge Mayor Rick Maloney, reacting on Facebook this afternoon, said the “town of Bracebridge Public Works staff are aware. Clearly disappointing to say the least. Any measures that support public safety at town beaches will obviously be considered.”

An accompany FB photo showed long, thin-looking needles, though some questioned what they look like.

One other poster who said they were at the beach said toddlers were crawling around in the beach sand.

“This is scary. When do cameras become an option?”

The beach has apparently been closed.

Anyone with information is asked to please call Bracebridge OPP at (888)310-1122 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. You can submit your information online at www.crimestopperssdm.com if you have any information on this crime or any other crime. Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display and you will remain anonymous. Being anonymous, you will not testify in court and your information may lead to a cash reward of up to $2,000.

A photo posted online purportedly shows needs found a Kirby’s Beach in Bracebridge May 30. Police are investigating along with the town, which is said to have temporarily closed the beach in the west end of town.