PI police chief speaks out about the increase in needles being found in the area

An increase in needles being found in Presque Isle has prompted Presque Isle police to issue a warning.

Daily, the department receives calls from people who have found needles on the ground around the city. The most common place has been the rec center, as well as other playgrounds, parks and along street shoulders. The police says it's important that people not pick up any needles they find.