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'Mystery solved': Police track down source of nightly booms in Loveland

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Posted at 5:28 PM, Dec 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-29 06:22:43-05

LOVELAND, Ohio — The source of the mysterious booms in Loveland has been identified.

Miami Township Chief of Police Mike Mills said 25-year-old Thomas Stone is responsible for the loud booms heard at nearly the same time every night. Mills said Stone was setting off "high-grade explosive fireworks" that could be heard from Miami Township to Loveland.

Amateur sleuths have been attempting to solve the mystery for months, to no avail. Delow Williams was one of several residents who waited each night for the booms, searching for the source with his two sons-in-law in early November.

"We're hoping we can kind of hear it, get a good idea on if we can see something, but so far we haven't seen anything," Williams said last month.

Joe Wessels with Loveland Local News said theories of where the booms began surfacing online in November, including "aliens crashing into the ground."

Miami Township Police received hundreds of complaints. The department said the booms, "Had residents on edge over the last few months."

Stone was arrested for disorderly conduct and illegally setting off fireworks.

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