LeRoy Police Find Grenade in Man's Car During Traffic Stop

4:32 PM, Oct 9, 2012   |    comments
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LeROY, NY - Police in the Village of LeRoy got quite a surprise when they stopped a man for speeding.

Authorities say an officer pulled over 26-year-old Paul Kaiser of East Aurora for speeding on Lake Street in the Village of LeRoy around 6:40 Monday morning. While the officer was talking to Kaiser he noticed a smell of marijuana.

During a search of Kaiser's vehicle officers found a live, homemade grenade and a semi-automatic shotgun in the vehicle's trunk.

About eight homes were evacuated and the road was closed while the New York State Police bomb disposal unit was called in. 

Kaiser is charged with criminal possession of a weapon for the grenade, and various vehicle and traffic violations. He is being held on $5,000 bail at Genesee County Jail. 

The ATF and the Genesee County District Attorney's office were also notified.

 

A search warrant was executed by the Erie County Sheriff's Department at Kaiser's Bullis Road residence in East Aurora to look for more explosives. The results of that search are not known at this time.

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