LAKEWOOD – Authorities are seeking the individuals responsible for setting off explosives Saturday night near Squankum Road and Shafto Road.
Officers received a report around 9:30 p.m. that an explosion occurred with smoke. A neighborhood resident told police that he saw two vehicles traveling slowly on Squankum Road just before he heard what he described as a loud boom.
After viewing nearby home video systems that captured the event, police saw two pickup trucks, one light in color, the other dark in color, traveling in tandem south on Squankum Road. On video, the trucks are seen stopping near a small wooded section and after a brief pause, a lit object was tossed from one of the trucks and into the wooded area prior to detonation.
Police said two pedestrians were about 50 to 100 feet away at the time, however no one was injured.
At this time the investigation is active, with assistance from Lakewood Civilian Safety Watch. Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Kevin Donnelly at the Lakewood Police Department, 732-363-0200 ext. 5346.