Police discovered it was a swollen plastic water bottle made into a homemade chemical bomb that didn't detonate. These can be made with typical household chemicals like hydrogen chloride.
The bottle was deflated using a rake. There are no suspects.
A Holly Hock Lane man said he was attacked in his backyard on Aug. 10. He told police he heard noises and when he checked it out there was a man about 6 feet tall near his fence. The intruder punched him in the face and fled on foot. The Bainbridge K-9 unit tracked the scent for a while but lost the man's trail.
Police were called twice in as many days about gunshots reported in the area. A man called on Aug. 9 to say someone pulled a gun and opened fire in front of a Cochran Road company, but when police arrived there was nothing to confirm the report. The next day a similar call was made by the same person that two men broke into a house and he shot one of them. Officers found nothing at the house.
Elementary School Arson
A fire was reported in a dumpster at Dorothy Lewis Elementary School on Cannon Road Aug. 9 around 7:30 p.m. Police and fire responded and found paper can cardboard were set on fire in two dumpsters and a portable toilet was smoking after paper was lit in the urinal.