We wanted to inform you of a serious situation that took place this weekend. Someone has placed “bottle bombs” around the park area. A “bottle bomb” is basically a sealed plastic bottle that gets filled with water, certain household chemicals, and aluminum foil. Colors can vary depending on which chemicals were used. Once the bottle gets disturbed, a chemical reaction takes place building up pressure in the bottle which makes a dangerous & loud explosion. One of these bombs was detonated at 2:00am on Saturday morning on Millbrook Drive in front of the park. Three more “bottle bombs” were discovered at daybreak and the police were notified.
The local police and state police bomb units have gotten involved and have taped off the area twice. Once on Saturday and once on Sunday when three additional “bottle bombs” were discovered. They informed us that this is very serious because it could fatally injure someone. The police believe that it is most likely kids experimenting without realizing the incredible consequences.
We strongly advise that no one touch any sealed plastic bottles anywhere in the neighborhood. If you have children of age, make sure they know that this is not a joke and when the bomb creators are caught they are in a serious legal trouble. If you see bottles that fit the description, be sure to contact Rockland Police.
As a result of this incident, the police will be stepping up regular patrols in our neighborhood. Big groups of kids in the neighborhood at night will be broken up and sent home. It is advised to keep your kids & their guests around your own home at night and avoid being a part of any large groups. Just a reminder to stay out of the park after 8pm. Police will arrest people in the park after 8pm. If you see large groups of kids in the neighborhood at night, call the Rockland Police. Let’s address this early in the season before it gets out of control.
Fortunately, no one has been hurt. Please take caution until the bomb creators are caught. It is only a matter of time. Someone will most likely expose them on Facebook or some of the other social media.
If you have any information that could lead to the apprehension of the bomb creators of if you see bottles that fit the description of a “bottle bomb”, contact Rockland Police at 781-878-1212.
Thank you for your support.
Millbrook Board of Directors