5 In custody after police find guns, grenade on burglary callPosted: Updated:
TOLLESON – Five people are in custody after police responded to a call of an alleged burglary in Tolleson.
Officers responded to a home near 95th Avenue and Kingman Street on Tuesday afternoon after someone called 911 and reported seeing what appeared to be a burglary in progress.
When officers arrived at the scene, four individuals tried to flee but were later apprehended.
Lindsay Graham, a neighbor, tells 3TV, "Just kind of curious on what's going on in our neighborhood. It tends to be fairly calm."
Police found guns in the laundry room as well as a hand grenade which prompted police to call the bomb squad in. Graham explains, "The streets were blocked off, lots of cars parked on the side of the road."
Det. James Holmes, with the Phoenix Police Department, tells 3TV, "Now the bomb squad did take the device, took it away. The device looked like it had been tampered with in some way so I'm not gonna know for quite a while if this was actually an active device or some type of simulation."
At the same time the bomb squad was dealing with a possible grenade, officers entered a neighbor's home whose doors were wide open and, after a quick search, found one more individual hiding in the back bedroom.
Graham admits, "It's always a concern when you see heavy activity in your neighborhood, but it doesn't faze me too much."
Police are continuing with their investigation. It is still unclear what charges the individuals involved with the bust will face.