UPDATE: Kenosha Police close explosive bottle case, no arrest made

UPDATE: Kenosha Police close explosive bottle case, no arrest made

Updated: 2:43 p.m. January 10, 2018

KENOSHA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Kenosha Police have closed the case of the explosive bottles. Police say no arrests have been made.

The substance inside the bottles is believed to be common household clear and tinfoil.


Updated: 9:56 a.m. January 4, 2018

KENOSHA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Kenosha Police are investigating after a third potentially explosive soda bottle was found Friday morning.

According to police, the bottle was found near 63rd Street and 53rd Avenue in a mailbox. The resident found the bottle while getting their mail around 6 a.m. The bottle was hidden behind mail that appeared to have been delivered over several days. 

Officers believe the bottle to be similar to ones found January 2. 

The bomb squad investigated and rendered the suspicious bottle safe. Officers checked mailboxes within a two block radius and canvased yards for suspicious items, but none were found.

Residents say they are staying on alert.

"I've been trying to warn the kids," Alyssa Garcia said. "If you see a pop bottle outside don't touch it."

If anyone finds a suspicious bottle they are asked to call 911 and not touch it. 


Posted: 12:56 p.m. January 3, 2018

KENOSHA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Just after 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 2, Kenosha Police responded to the area of 53rd Avenue and 63rd Street for a report of a suspicious soda bottle.

While officers were investigating they discovered a second suspicious soda bottle across the road.

Both bottles had the potential to explode.

The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Hazardous Device Unit responded and rendered the bottles safe. Officers searched the surrounding area and did not find any more suspicious items.

Police are still investigating and are asking anyone with information to call 262-605-5203.

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