Police find bomb-making materials, guns inside Baychester home

Posted: Updated:
BAYCHESTER -

Police and federal agents discovered bomb-making materials and guns while investigating a possible drug den on Palmer Avenue in Baychester.

Authorities began searching 2205 Palmer Ave. early Tuesday after getting a tip that a resident was receiving an unusual amount of deliveries, according to published reports. The bomb squad was called in after authorities reportedly found chemicals and weapon parts.

The district attorney says the suspect, Richard Laugel, was out on bail when police conducted the drug raid. Police are reportedly looking for Laugel, who is listed as a resident of the address.

Laugel, 38, was arrested two years ago in connection to a car explosion at the corner of Roberts and Mahan avenues. Laugel was indicted on attempted murder charges in addition to a host of other charges. The district attorney's office tells News 12 that Laugel was in court last week, and his trial is set to start next week in that case.

Residents say the news is scary because there are young kids in the area. One neighbor says she has seen Laugel before and didn't find anything unusual about him.
 

  • SlideshowsMore>>

  • Veterans Day Discounts for 2018

    Veterans Day Discounts for 2018

    Saturday, November 10 2018 5:21 AM EST2018-11-10 10:21:13 GMT

    Many restaurant chains are offering discounts for veterans and active military personnel on Veterans Day. 

    Many restaurant chains are offering discounts for veterans and active military personnel on Veterans Day. 

  • Deadly wildfire devastates Northern California town

    Deadly wildfire devastates Northern California town

    Only a day after it began, the fire near the town of Paradise had grown to nearly 110 square miles and investigators found five people dead in vehicles that were torched by the flames.

    Only a day after it began, the fire near the town of Paradise had grown to nearly 110 square miles and investigators found five people dead in vehicles that were torched by the flames.

  • Just Married in The Bronx

    Just Married in The Bronx

    Share your wedding with News 12.Share your wedding with News 12.

    News 12 The Bronx wants to announce your wedding. If you were married in the past 90 days, please submit your photos via Twitter or Instagram using #JustMarriedBX.  

    News 12 The Bronx wants to announce your wedding. If you were married in the past 90 days, please submit your photos via Twitter or Instagram using #JustMarriedBX.  

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."