Gresham tenant finds deactivated grenade

Police waiting for word on other devices found
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Police on Tuesday were still waiting to hear from Brown County authorities on the status of possible explosive devices, including a deactivated hand grenade, found in a village of Gresham apartment over the weekend.

A man flagged down Stockbridge-Munsee police around 4:20 p.m. Saturday to report he had found a potential grenade in the apartment complex in the 1100 block of Main Street.

The man, who had just moved into the apartment, said he found a box on a closet shelf that contained the grenade and two canisters with markings, according to Stockbridge-Munsee Police Chief Jim Hoffman.

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

Hoffman said the grenade was an actual military device but had been deactivated.

He said it was not clear whether the other two items were explosive devices or whether they were functional.

He said he was waiting for a report from the bomb squad.

Meanwhile, police have been talking with the landlord and neighbors to determine who had left the items.

Hoffman said the apartment had been vacant for a while.