Press Release

For Immediate Release
01-20-14 Seymour Police Detectives have made an arrest in last evening’s incident at the Balance Rock Condominium complex. Shortly after 3:00 P.M. yesterday afternoon the Seymour Police Department received information of a possible “Pipe Bomb” located inside an apartment at the Balance Rock Condominiums located at 75 Balance Rock Rd. Once on location at the Balance Rock Condominiums the building of 75 Balance Rock Rd. was evacuated as a precautionary measure. A search was conducted of an apartment located inside the building. A device resembling a “Pipe Bomb” was located inside the apartment. The device was secured by Connecticut State Police Bomb Technicians and was later rendered safe. The device was sent to the State Police Forensic Laboratory for further examination. Other items used to make an explosive device were located inside the apartment and were seized as evidence. Residents who lived inside the building of 75 Balance Rock Rd. were evacuated from their apartments for nearly two hours until the scene was made safe. A temporary shelter was opened up at the Seymour Middle School located on Mountain Rd for residents to go to until they were able to return to their residences. Police arrested 33 year old Matthew Rolewicz of 75-12 Balance Rock Rd., Seymour, CT. Rolewicz was charged with one count of Reckless Endangerment- 53a-64. Rolewicz is being held on a $5,000 bond which he is unable to post at this time. Rolewicz will be arraigned at the Derby Superior Court located at 106 Elizabeth St., Derby, CT. on Tuesday morning (January 21, 2014) to answer to the above charge. Rolewicz could face additional criminal charges, once testing is completed by the Connecticut State Police Forensic Laboratory, on the device that was confiscated from Rolewicz’s apartment resembling a “Pipe Bomb”.

Respectfully Submitted,

Lt. Paul Satkowski Seymour Police Department

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