RIVIERA BEACH Fla July 13 2011— Police arrested an 18-year-old man for allegedly making home explosives in his apartment.
Jeffrey Hercule, of Riviera Beach, was charged with possessing explosives and disorderly conduct, according to a Riviera Beach Police arrest report.
Around 11 .m. on Monday, police officers were dispatched to Indian Trace apartments when a security guard notified them that a resident had reported hearing shots fired in the area of Building 1026, the report said.
The security guard led the officer to Hercule’s apartment. He answered the door and allowed the officer to come in, the report said.
Once inside, the officer reported seeing several pieces of aluminum, plastic bottles and a bottle of ‘The Works’ – a toilet bowl cleaner – on the back patio.
When asked about the materials, Hercule allegedly told police that it was used to make an explosive, the report said.
This morning, Palm Beach County Circuit Court Judge Krista Marx ordered Hercule held on a $1,000 bond and to have a mental health evaluation within 72 hours of his release.
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