Explosives found during Hubbard Twp. burglary investigation

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Police say they have a man in custody but have not identified him

HUBBARD TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WKBN) – A roadway was closed for several hours Monday after police found two explosive devices in Hubbard Township.

Investigators were called out to Hubbard Bedford Road Monday afternoon, which was then blocked off. The 911 call obtained by WKBN says the initial call came in for a burglary.

The explosives were detonated by law enforcement.

There 101 devices found in the house of Charles Shearer. According to Trumbull County 911 recordings, one of the devices was on the ground and another was inside a vehicle.

911 Caller: Hey, somebody broke into my father-in-law’s house. He passed away. I just came here and there’s a guy stuck in his yard.

Hubbard Township police Chief Greg Tarr said when officers arrived. they found a man trying to get into the house.

“He came out and surrendered, and they took custody of him,” Tarr said.

Officers believe a woman known to them was also involved in the break-in, but she left prior to their arrival. Right now Investigators are looking for her.

“We’re not sure, at least at the preliminary investigation, if the the suspect we apprehended on scene knew that these devices were in the house. We are still determining that. We do believe they may have already been in there without his knowledge,” Tarr said.

The investigation is ongoing.

Tarr declined to identify the man who is in custody.

Explosives Found, Hubbard Township

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