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Delaware: Pop-bottle bombs explode; no injuries reported

Delaware police

No one was hurt when two chemical bombs exploded last week on Delaware's north side.

Police discovered the remains of two soda bottles that previously had contained an explosive combination of chemicals about 9:15 a.m. May 4 in the 900 block of Executive Boulevard and the 100 block of Straton Drive.

Capt. Adam Moore said one of the apparently homemade bombs was placed inside a mailbox, which it destroyed. The other exploded in the street in front of a house.

Moore said none of the occupants of the homes knew of any reason why they would be targeted.

In other recent Delaware police reports:

* Multiple suspects reportedly assaulted a woman while stealing merchandise from a Delaware business late last month.

The incident occurred between 6:15 and 6:45 p.m. April 28 in the 1700 block of Columbus Pike, according to reports.

The suspects stole about $730 worth of merchandise, including electronics and clothes, from the business, reports said. Police have identified multiple suspects and arrests are pending.

* An unknown person entered a residence and stole multiple items between 5:15 p.m. April 30 and 2:15 p.m. May 1 in the first block of Blymer Street, according to police reports. A television, multiple knives and video games, together worth an estimated $1,900, were stolen, reports said.

* A woman reported someone forced entry into her room on Ohio Wesleyan University's campus and stole a box of chocolates. The first-floor window of her residence was forced open between midnight and 8:45 a.m. May 6 in the first block of South Sandusky Street, according to police reports.

* A man reported someone entered his residence between 11 p.m. April 30 and 6:15 a.m. May 1 in the first block of Vandeman Avenue. An unknown suspect stole a purse worth $70 and prescription painkillers after entering through an unlocked door, according to police reports.

* Someone broke into a home in the first block of Rheem Street between 9:30 a.m. and 9 p.m. April 28, according to police reports. The burglar took a credit card from the residence, reports said.

* A woman in the 1800 block of Ashburn Drive reported she was the victim of a theft between 6 p.m. April 28 and 12:30 p.m. April 30. She said someone stole her credit card from her residence.

* A woman reported someone stole $3,100 worth of jewelry from her residence in the 500 block of Durham Lane between April 12 and May 5. The incident is under investigation, according to police reports.

* A man and a woman living in the 100 block of North Liberty Street reported their residence was burglarized about 7 p.m. May 1. The case is inactive pending further information, reports said.

* A man reported he was beaten and robbed between 11 p.m. May 2 and 1 a.m. May 3 in the 800 block of North Houk Road. The man said he realized money was missing after the assault occurred.

* Someone entered a vehicle and stole a man's wallet between 11:30 a.m. May 3 and 7:30 a.m. May 5 in the first block of Oakwood Drive, according to police reports.

* A man reported cash and personal checks went missing from his vehicle between 8:30 p.m. May 3 and 6 p.m. May 4 in the first block of Noble Street.

* Someone stole the identities of two people living in the 200 block of Flint Run Drive, according to police reports. They said someone accessed their joint credit-card account and stole money between 11:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. May 7.

 

Sheriff's reports

* A Big Walnut High School student was arrested late last month after he allegedly brought marijuana-laced baked goods onto school grounds, according to Delaware County Sheriff's reports.

The juvenile allegedly brought three chocolate-chip cookies baked with marijuana to the high school, 555 S. Old 3C Highway, on the morning of April 29, reports said.

He was arrested and charged with a minor misdemeanor count of drug abuse, according to reports.

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