Ankeny police confirmed to Axios that they handed out letters Thursday to some residents alerting them to a recently defused "unexploded device" in their area.
The letters were passed out in Southeast Waywin Drive and surrounding neighborhoods, said Ankeny police Sgt. Corey Schneden.
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Details: Ankeny police received multiple calls about "explosions over the past few months in your neighborhood," according to the letter, which was provided to Axios by a resident.
Police recently found an "unexploded device," which law enforcement addressed. Schneden declined to share specifics about the device.
The letter asks residents for help identifying the person(s) responsible, including to watch for suspicious vehicles and people late at night and call Ankeny PD if they stumble upon a suspicious object.
Context: Residents have been extra vigilant since Ankeny police discovered a live pipe bomb near a polling site March 2. There are still few details about who planted the bomb at the Lakeside Center, which was found during a special election.
It's unknown if the recently found device is related to the pipe bomb, Schneden said.
As we previously reported, some residents say they've experienced booms so loud in recent months that it's shaken their homes.
Go deeper: Read the whole letter
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