Cuyahoga Falls police arrested a Falls man and charged him with four felonies in connection with an explosion at the Second Street post office Thursday.
Shane M. Fraley, 42, appeared in Stow Municipal Court that day before Judge Lisa Coates. He was charged with unlawful possession and manufacturing of a dangerous ordinance, a second-degree felony; arson, a fourth-degree felony; vandalism, a fifth-degree felony; and possession of criminal tools, a fifth-degree felony. He did not enter a plea; however a cash bond of $500,000 was set.
Cuyahoga Falls police said a man walked into the police department lobby Thursday "and reported that he had just set off an explosive device in a window well of the United States Post Office located at 2054 Second St." Officers went to the site, where they discovered damage to a window well and a broken window at the rear of the building, a press release stated.
No additional devices were found at the scene by the Summit County Sheriff's Department Bomb Squad, which assisted Cuyahoga Falls police in searching the building and ground.
Fraley's next court appearance is a preliminary hearing Dec. 13 at 8:45 p.m. before Coates. He remained in the Summit County Jail at press time.
"Subsequent preliminary investigation indicated the suspect acted alone and picked the post office at random," according to the police press release.
Representatives of the U.S. Postal Inspectors, as well as the Department of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, were present at the scene and participating in the investigation, police said.