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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

For Immediate Release

Jan. 31, 2012

Contact: Senior Special Agent David D. Coulson

Public Information Officer

(219) 746-9776

William Holland, Public Information Officer

Summit County Sheriff’s Department

(330) 204-6853

ATF Offers $2,500 Reward

Investigators Seek Information Regarding Explosives Devices Recovered in Coventry Township

Coventry Township, Ohio — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for placing two illegal explosive devices near the roadway on Homewood Avenue in Coventry Township on Jan. 5, and Jan. 8.

ATF, the Summit County Sheriff’s Department and the Summit County Bomb Squad responded to the scene after being notified of these incidents. Investigators are analyzing evidence collected and are actively pursuing investigative leads. ATF and police are seeking information from the public that may assist in solving this case.

While the devices did not detonate, the placement of such illegal devices posed a significant danger to the community and to law enforcement personnel who responded to the scene, said Lance Kimmell, ATF Supervisory Special Agent of Cleveland Group I. Thankfully no one was injured. We ask the community to provide any information that would lead investigators to the individual(s) responsible.

Anyone with information is asked to call the ATF Cleveland I Office at (216) 573–8100 or the Summit County Sheriff’s Department at (330) 643–2181. Callers may remain anonymous.

ATF is the lead federal law enforcement agency with jurisdiction for investigating violations of federal explosives laws. More information on ATF and its programs is available at