UPDATE: grenade found at West Ave home

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UPDATE: grenade found at West Ave home

Story By: GLENN ROHRBACKER
8/20/2019


Suffolk County police and bomb squad investigated a report of an explosive found at a West Avenue home in Patchogue Village on Tuesday, Aug. 20.The presence of a grenade was found. SCPD orginially reported the grenade as live, but after further investigation stated that it was inert. Police confirmed that it was removed for "proper disposal."

Patchogue mayor Paul Pontieri said to his understanding, the object was found in the home of an elderly man next to a burned down home. The village has been trying to condemn the property and remove the occupant. Village officials urged residents to not use West Avenue until the investigation was complete.

According to SCPD the grenade was found by a professionally hired cleaning crew, who then called the police at approximetly 10:25 a.m. Emergency service officers and the fifth precinct responded.

No arrests have been made and there was no indication that any criminal charges would be filed.

Nicole Fuentes contributed to this story.