NORTH AURORA – Seven juveniles have been charged in six “Drano bomb” incidents that occurred on the village’s west side in May and June.
After reviewing the case, the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office authorized charges against seven juveniles – six 15-year-olds and one 16-year-old – in connection with these incidents, according to Tuesday’s news release from the North Aurora Police Department.
All seven are North Aurora residents and have been charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct, according to the release.
The 16-year-old also has been charged with felony criminal damage to property in connection with the damage to an overhead garage door in the 1400 block of Oakland Circle.
The offender allegedly kicked the overhead door, causing an estimated $1,450 damage.
All of the juveniles have been referred to Kane County Juvenile Court Services for further action.
North Aurora Police Deputy Chief Scott Buziecki said no more arrests will be made and that the case is closed.
There were no injuries in any of the incidents. The “bombs” involved were homemade overpressure devices made out of plastic bottles and household chemicals, according to the release. They are commonly called “Drano bombs,” named after the popular name brand pipe clog remover, but they can be made using other products as well.
The chemicals cause a reaction that creates pressure inside a bottle until it bursts.