Police: Homemade explosive device shatters windows of Dayton apartment

Police spoke to residents in the 400 block of Delaware Avenue following the Sunday morning blast of a homemade explosive, including a 31-year-old man with a warrant for his arrest.

The device was set off by a vehicle and the explosion caused windows of a nearby house to shatter, Dayton police Sgt. Thomas Schloss said.

After Dayton Bomb Squad and fire officials finished questioning Jetarr Washington about the explosion, officers informed him he had a warrant for his arrest for obstructing official business from Huber Heights and would be taken into custody.



Washington ran but police tackled him in a hallway of his apartment, according to a Dayton police report.

Inside his apartment, police reported they spotted a mason jar half full of capsules of a yellowish power suspected to be heroin. Police later reported counting 86 capsules in the jar, the report stated.

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While officers were taking Washington to the Montgomery County Jail, he unbuckled his seat belt and kicked out the windows, according to police.

He was booked on suspicion of felony drug possession and obstructing official business in addition to the warrant. He was not charged in connection to the explosion. He is due in court Monday.


Crews were dispatched to a report of an explosion just after 4 a.m. today in the 400 block of Delaware Avenue.

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The road between Linda Vista Avenue and Wheatley Avenue is blocked off.

It is not yet known what the explosion was nor where there were any injuries.

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