3 teens face charge in Liberty Township chemical bomb cases

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP, Ohio -- Detectives of the Butler County Sheriff's Office have made three arrests in connection to chemical reaction bombs found outside Liberty Township homes.

Three teens, 17, 17 and 16, were charged with misdemeanor arson, according to a spokeswoman for Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones. She said the three teens are Liberty Township residents, and live near Aspen Valley Drive, where the chemical bombs were placed.

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The devices were found on Sunday, April 6, and Thursday, April 10. Residents of Aspen Valley who found the chemical bombs were not hurt, but their property was damaged when the bombs detonated. At the time, they guessed local kids had mischievously placed the chemical bombs outside their homes.

The arrests, the spokeswoman said, happened thanks to several anonymous tips given to the sheriff's office. More arrests are possible, if anyone is caught making or keeping chemical reaction bombs.


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