Cuthbert Blvd. Soda Bottle Bomber Arrested Monday

Troy Fearn, 21, allegedly constructed and detonated a small, homemade explosive at a Cuthbert Blvd. home Monday.

Haddon Township police yesterday arrested a man who allegedly constructed and detonated a soda-bottle bomb at his Cuthbert Boulevard home.

Troy Fearn, 21, of Collingswood**, was arrested Monday on charges of possession of a destructive device, a crime of the third degree under New Jersey law.

Fearn’s bail was set at $5,000, and he was remanded to the Camden County correctional facility.

“This was done as an experiment or a prank or something,” said Capt. George Tagmire of the Haddon Township police. “I don’t think he had intentions of harming anyone or planting anything.”

was first on the scene, answering reports of “multiple bangs.” Haddon Township Fire Chief John Medes estimated that perhaps four or five such incidents occur within the community annually.

The resident who placed the call was clearly shaken, and asked to not be identified; however, that resident did describe Monday’s incident as the latest in a series of ongoing concerns with Fearn in the neighborhood.

Authorities said such bombs are constructed by combining chemicals within a soda bottle or water bottle that build up enough pressure to explode.

“These things that they make, they’re probably not going to cause a lot of damage, but they can burn you or injure you because the contents,” Tagmire said.

**CORRECTION: An initial report identified Fearn as hailing from Haddon Township; he is a Collingswood resident.

Matt Skoufalos (Editor) July 31, 2012 at 08:18 PM
Technically, a report-o, but thanks for the catch. I doubled back and was able to print that correction because of it.
Funky Monkey Banana Junkie July 31, 2012 at 08:24 PM
Let's also clarify that our less-than-bright neighbor was not charged with possession of a controlled substance and is not being investigated for dealing or making methamphetamine.
Jennifer S August 01, 2012 at 12:19 AM
Has anyone looked at his photos on his Facebook page?
Gary B August 01, 2012 at 02:18 AM
Some are what one could expect what a young kid (nowadays) would post ....others should require questioning...... And anyone who quotes Charles Manson as a moral compass, probably needs some help. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150610296767748&set=a.10150609135612748.407882.824982747&type=1&permPage=1
Ed B August 01, 2012 at 07:20 PM
Great job Mr. & Mrs. Fearn...Probably not their fault at all....but man, whata jack ass. What can be done with such garbage in society? Apparently he is well known amoungst his neighbors...somebody reel this guy in and give him a good ass kick before his antics evolve and we end up reading worst things from this jerk!
Anne Carroll August 01, 2012 at 10:32 PM
Thanks Jennifer S and Gary B for the link to this kid's facebook pages. It is frightening. It proves absolutely nothing, but it show's where this guy's head is. Hopefully not where he is heading. Alarming to me for sure. He describes his 'job' as being The Reaper 'employed' by The Grim Reaper. Again, proves nothing but . . .
Kevin August 02, 2012 at 02:10 AM
Glad the cops are onto this kid. I hope this just doesn't get brushed under the rug as no big deal. The parents need to wake up and get this kid some help before he hurts himself or others.
Kevin August 02, 2012 at 01:20 PM
If by "nosy neighbor" you mean someone who called the police BECAUSE THEIR NEIGHBOR DETONATED A BOMB IN HIS GARAGE, then I'd say we need more nosy neighbors. Unbelievably ignorant comment.
N August 02, 2012 at 03:20 PM
troy is the best person I know and he's the nicest person I know. The disgusting bridge troll disguised as a woman who called the police on him is just mad she will never be happy because god cursed her with such uglyness and unhappyness. I bet her family doesnt even love her, I woudnt. Troys amazing and nobody on here better disrespect him if u dont know him. Troys awsome and nice and amazing. I heard someone say that his neighbor is a racist and has paranoid scitsophrenia.
N August 02, 2012 at 03:31 PM
Troys an amazing person
doesnt matter August 02, 2012 at 03:33 PM
No I mean nosy by constantly standing outside taking pictures of the kids. Everyday she is outside. The kids cant even play out there. The 9 year old is constantly being watched. The nosy neighbor has called the Twp. Police department numerous times for stupid stuff. Fire in the fire pit, people out there, music during the day etc... What they don't report is that even tho he did it he had sense enough to put it in a fire pit with a lid on it. It was controlled. It was a chemical mixture n yeah he could have gotten hurt but that would have been on him. But I'm sorry it was no different than a science experiment.
Matt Skoufalos (Editor) August 02, 2012 at 06:32 PM
"N," please review our terms of service if you'd like to post here. http://collingswood.patch.com/terms We don't allow content that: is defamatory, abusive, obscene, profane or offensive; violates any party’s right of publicity or right of privacy; is threatening, harassing or that promotes racism, bigotry, hatred or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual; promotes or encourages violence; is inaccurate, false or misleading in any way; is illegal or promotes any illegal activities; contains “masked” profanity (e.g., F@&#) I understand you have a perspective to share, and you're welcome to share it here; please just respect the rules of the board. Thanks.
concerned citizen August 02, 2012 at 11:23 PM
http://www.bustedmugshots.com/new-jersey/camden/troy-fearn/48201341 http://www.bustedmugshots.com/new-jersey/camden/troy-fearn/6572332
One road town August 02, 2012 at 11:46 PM
Three known arrests by the age of 21, solemnly that puts a new perspective on this story Hopefully this young man can turn his life around, soon.
Kevin August 03, 2012 at 01:34 AM
Pure poetry.
Kevin August 03, 2012 at 01:41 AM
Ah, so he exploded a bomb in his own garage with the lid on? That's totally different then. This guy's a scientist. I see a nobel prize in his future for sure. Seriously, N and doesn't matter are obviously friends of this kid. So of course you want to defend him. I appreciate your loyalty. But the kid's been arrested 3 times now in a year and he's only 21. By most people's standards, that's not an amazing person. If you really are his friends , you'll help him get his shit together before he ends up in jail or worse.
N August 03, 2012 at 02:15 AM
I bet concerned citizen is jackie
N August 03, 2012 at 02:26 AM
Everyone commenting on.this should focus on sorting out their own problems instead of insulting troy and his. As if what your all saying could possibly benefit troy in any way. If you want to help him dont call him trash and gossip about him like this is highschool.
Alyssa Fearn August 03, 2012 at 04:17 PM
One, there's nothing wrong with my brother. You guys need to really grow up and stop talkin about him like he I a piece of trash. Because he has a record doesn't put anything new to this story. He made a mistake. And is currently paying for it. This is coming from someone who's known him for 18 years and he's not a bad kid at all. You guys are judging him from the mistakes he made. And talking about how he's trash won't help him much either. Troy Fearn is a great person.
Alyssa Fearn August 03, 2012 at 04:20 PM
And, bringing his Facebook and old mugshots up is stupid. Facebook is a place where he can express himself. It shouldn't be brought up. He's not going to get worse. And his mugshots are old, again mistakes. Who are you guys to hate on him like you all are perfect. I have a criminal record too and im Troy Fearn's little sister, I'm sure you're all going to make the worse judgements on me now also. He's my big brother and I look up to him. I'll defend him to the end of the world, cause I know who he truly is
Alyssa Fearn August 03, 2012 at 04:21 PM
Also, you can leave my parents out of this too.
One road town August 04, 2012 at 09:08 PM
Speechless. Fingers crossed; ~138 days~
fern like the tree August 05, 2012 at 03:51 AM
Nosy neighbor needs to get a life and butt out of the Fearns! She has way to much free time on her hands aparently and no life. The Fearns are very good people and they care very much about their children and grandchildren, they do everything in their power to make a great home enviornment for them! Do not judge unless you have all of the facts and aparently you dont. I do not know anyone on earth that is perfect. We all have made mistakes, some worse then others but hopefully we have all learned and grew from them and they make us better people. So please do not judge the Fearns or their parenting skills as you would not want to be judged yourself. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, I understand that and this was mine.
cease August 10, 2012 at 09:24 AM
I think it is funny that you all think I'm dangerous, if I was I'd have been escorted to the police car in handcuffs. I didn't do this to harm anyone, I just did it for entertainment purposes. There are alot of worst things going on, 75% of your kids are drug addicts, and stealing and breaking into cars and houses. You need to lay off your computer and Pay attention to your own lives.
cease August 10, 2012 at 09:25 AM
I look good in that picture aswell
cease August 10, 2012 at 02:24 PM
Also you are all so blind, how many injuries have u ever heard from one of these when the market sells firecrackers and more dangerous explosives to anyone whos 18 u can go 1 state away and come back with a car full of explosives. So really i dont see the problem if i would have lit off a firecracker which has the potential to blow a hand off no one would have cared except nosy nieghbour
GFY August 10, 2012 at 03:10 PM
So how do I tell which one of my kids is the non-drug addict? I think they deserve a nice gift.
JAG40JNJ September 22, 2012 at 11:52 PM
N: You need to go back to school to learn how to spell, then maybe you can make an intelligent comment. Wow!
JAG40JNJ September 22, 2012 at 11:53 PM
N: Troys? should be "Troy's".. Troy should behave better.
JAG40JNJ September 22, 2012 at 11:55 PM
It probably will be just a slap on the wrist. Look around you, bad behavior always gets rewarded.


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