Several Miami Streets Shut Down After Grenades Found
South Florida Crime
MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Several streets in Miami were shut down Tuesday night after police say they discovered ten grenades in a home.
Police were called out to the home at 2021 SW 37th Ave (Douglas Road) for a neighbor dispute when they made the discovery.
“On arrival during the course of that investigation they located some narcotics and a firearm on the scene. As the investigation continued they located what appeared to be six to 10 grenades,” said Miami Police Sgt. Freddie Cruz.
Miami Police cruisers blocked off the Douglas Road between Minorca Avenue and Coral Way while they investigated.
Bomb sniffing dogs and members of the Miami Police Bomb Squad took 10 grenades out in a large metal box Tuesday evening.
Police tell CBS4′s Natalia Zea that the grenades are real, but are being tested now to determine if they were live.
The owners of the home told officers that the grenades belong to squatters living there illegally. The man and woman living in the home were arrested for the gun and marijuana and cocaine possession and charges are pending on the grenades.
Neighbors dispute that claim, saying the people living in that home have lived there for years. They say the residence is a known drug house. Police are not disclosing the amount of marijuana and cocaine they found in the home.
Police also discovered a large pet pig named “Simon” inside the house. It’s not clear where he will go now that his neighbors are locked up.