7 BONDURANT HOMES AND SOCCER FIELDS EVACUATED FOR ABOUT 3 HOURS
Friday, April 13, 2012
A Polk County Deputy was following up on a matter with 40-year old Jared Collins at 309 2nd Street NW in Bondurant when he noticed something suspicious. The deputy arrived at approximately 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, and Collins was standing in the garage near a styrofoam container which was taped shut and also had a wire protruding from the side. Concern was raised when Collins described the contents of the container.
The Bondurant Fire Department was immediately called to assist with the possibly volatile mixture. Another deputy arrived at the residence a few minutes later and transported Collins to a court-ordered facility. Collins cooperated with the deputies.
Members of the Bondurant F.D. arrived around 5:30 p.m. and requested the presence of the Des Moines Bomb Squad at the scene. Neighboring homes were evacuated by deputies and fire department officials and 2nd Street NW was closed from Deer Ridge Drive NW to Mallard Pointe Drive NW. The Des Moines Bomb Squad arrived at approximately 7:00 p.m. and began to evaluate the device and its contents.
By 8:45 p.m. it was determined by the bomb squad that the device and the chemical mixture inside were household products and were not placing anyone in danger. The bomb squad then made the scene safe and allowed people back into their homes and opened the street around 9:00 p.m. There were no arrests or injuries as a result of this incident.