Homemade explosives found in northside Appleton neighborhood

APPLETON, Wis. - Appleton Police are warning neighbors in a northside neighborhood after finding a homemade explosive device Sunday.

Neighbors in a subdivision near Appleton North High School had been plagued with a number of extremely loud detonations occurring mostly in the evening, Appleton Police said.

On July 9, a home in the 1300 block of Wyndmere Drive was the target of a damage to property involving a homemade explosive device, according to officers.

The device, made in part from what appears to be a prescription pill bottle, exploded, damaging the front door of the residence as well as a lawn ornament located near the front porch, police said.

Officers want to stress that these kinds of devices are highly dangerous and can cause serious injury or death. Plus, these crimes are considered felonies.

Parents are urged to look for indicators that youth may be creating such devices and put a stop to it immediately.  Anyone with information regarding this incident or others like it are urged to call the Appleton Police Department immediately.

For additional information, please contact the Appleton Police Dept.


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