Homeless Man Breaks into Home, Officers Find improvised Explosive Device
LEWISTON, ID - On Monday, the Lewiston Police Department received a call from the 200 block of Prospect Ave from a woman who owns a house she rents through Air Bnb. No one was scheduled to be there, however there was a car parked outside the property. The officers went inside to find 24 year old Johnathan Peterson, a homeless man.
The officers were searching the property, while going through the drawers they found white PVC pipe wrapped in tape with a fuse, appearing to be a pipe bomb. Peterson claimed that he found the alleged device in the drawer and didn't comply much with the officers. The Spokane Bomb Squad then reported to the scene, they determined it wasn't able to blow up. The squad was able to disassemble the device. However, they felt that it was an improvised exposive device. Peterson was taken in on burglary chargers.