Bomb squad handles grenade in Gresham

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Leader Staff

Shawano County authorities responding to a suspicious incident complaint Sunday located an explosive device on Main Street in Gresham.

A man flagged down Stockbridge-Munsee police around 4:20 p.m. to report he had found a potential grenade in the apartment complex where he had just moved in, according to the sheriff’s report.

The immediate area was evacuated and the Brown-Outagamie County Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad was called in, and their team took possession of the device.

The investigation is ongoing.

The incident was one of 102 deputies logged over the weekend, including an arrest for operating while intoxicated in the town of Wescott; a domestic disturbance in the town of Lessor; drug complaints in Wittenberg and the town of Red Springs; a burglary in the town of Herman; identity theft in the town of Birnamwood; property theft complaints in the town of Wittenberg and the village of Bowler; and disorderly conduct complaints in the town of Wittenberg, town of Seneca and village of Gresham.

Shawano police logged 38 incidents over the weekend, including disturbances in the 400 block of South Hamlin Street, 200 block of East Division Street, 800 block of East Richmond Street and 900 block of Olson Street; an arrest for operating while intoxicated in the 1000 block of East Lieg Avenue; a property damage hit-and-run in the 100 block of South Main Street; and a property damage accident at Waukechon Street and McDonald Road.