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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Reward Notice

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Contact: Ashlee J. L. Sherrill

$5,000 Reward Offered in New Berlin Explosion Case

NEW BERLIN, Wis. — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), in conjunction with the New Berlin Police Department, announce a reward of up to $5,000 for information related to recent explosions on Coffee Road in New Berlin, Wisconsin.

Investigators are looking into two explosions that occurred in the 18300 block of W. Coffee Road. There were no reported injuries related to either detonation. ATF and New Berlin Police are looking for any information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible.

Evidence recovered supports two explosive device detonations. The first occurred Saturday, Sept. 15, in the early morning hours, and the second occurred yesterday, Sept. 17, around 4:00 in the afternoon.

Those with information can dial 1-888-ATF-BOMB, email or submit an anonymous tip through the ReportIt app which is available on Google Play and the Apple App Store, or by visiting When reporting, be sure to include as many details as possible and contact information for potential follow up if a reward is sought.

ATF protects the public from crimes involving firearms, explosives, arson, and the diversion of alcohol and tobacco products; regulates lawful commerce in firearms and explosives; and provides worldwide support to law enforcement, public safety, and industry partners. More information about ATF and its programs is available at


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