Shed Break-ins In Jackson Township | Wpmt Fox43

Bomb Squad Called in for Decades-Old Howitzer Round in Storage Shed – Police & Fire – East Greenwich, RI Patch

The break-ins occurred between May 11th and May 17th. Residents of the 200 block of Lena Drive reported finding the locks broken off of their backyard storage sheds. Gas cans and extension cords were removed from the sheds. Police ask anyone with information is asked to contact the Northern York County Regional Police Department at 717.292.3647 or use the crime tip reporting portion of this website .
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The round stayed at her house, moving along with her from Portsmouth to North Kingstown, where it sat for 20 years before she put it into her storage unit about three weeks ago. With the warmer weather, the woman “became nervous because the container gets very hot in the summer” and was originally planning on bringing the round to police but decided to talk to an officer first, according to a police report. Police arrived at the storage container, cordoned the area off and upon close inspection, saw no evidence the round was a dummy round at all. There was no sign of holes being drilled to empty explosive material and the main body had “flight test” printed on it. The round, which resembles a bomb, had serial numbers and was labeled as a 105 mm round with fins on the bottom that were connected to a device that appeared to be a motor used to deploy them. Police then called the state bomb squad, who investigated the device and made contact with the United States Navy. By this time, a contingent of firefighters, police, the town and state fire marshals had gathered at the scene, blocking the area off.
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