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Police Say Caledonia Man Has Improvised Explosive Device in Home

Nearby fight takes police officers to a home with the bomb and multiple guns.

A 21-year old Caledonia man is accused of having an explosive device inside his home while police officers were investigating a fight.

Austin W. Povkovich was charged in Racine County Circuit Court Tuesday with one count of possession of an improvised explosive device. If convicted, he faces up to three years in prison and $10,000 in fines.

According to the criminal complaint:

On Oct. 28, Caledonia police officers were investigating a fight at a residence in the 6000 block of Highway 31. Officers went to the home where they found Povkovich and two females inside, who gave consent to enter the home.

While the officer was talking to Povkovich, a 16-year-old came out of a room and when the officer asked if there was anyone else inside, Povkovich said he didn't know. The officer decided to do a sweep of the home, and Povkovich told the officer he could search him. He then took a loaded gun magazine out of his jacket and said he as a concealed carry permit and he put the gun on his bed when officers arrived.

The house was dirty with empty liquor bottles, empty beer cans, clothes piled up in the rooms, both cased and uncased guns in the rooms and a makeshift bar with drug paraphernalia in plain sight. Offices also found an indoor grow operation with what looked liked mushrooms in a bin. The officer then found an improvised explosive device made from a plastic jug.

The Milwaukee County Bomb Squad was called to defuse the device, which created a 12 feet tall flame in the process. Povkovich was make his initial appearance in court Wednesday.

Mafia Mike November 08, 2012 at 01:27 AM
Too bad he didn't make it to the White House before the cops found it.
Rita Wendt November 08, 2012 at 04:24 PM
@MafiaMike. Why dont you make one and take it yourself, so you could be placed in prison, with all the other racist ignorants like you!! Why wish a young adult to do your ignorant tasks. Guess what, not sure if you are aware, but Barack Obama is the President of the United States of America!! Hello???
Johnny Blade November 08, 2012 at 07:20 PM
Benjamin Franklin, “When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.” ... Looks like endless government spending followed by hyperinflation, then tyranny .. Woo hooo fools
Denise Lockwood November 12, 2012 at 04:25 AM
Hey guys... had to delete a number of comments because they didn't meet our terms of service, ie cursing.
judy kozlowski November 19, 2012 at 03:40 PM
Rita, I don't think Mafia is racist...he just doesn't like the Pres.!

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