PD: Active and inert IEDs found in Surprise home

Posted at 11:46 AM, Apr 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-10 17:50:23-04

Police serving a warrant found various weapons, ammunition, and both active and inert improvised explosive devices at a Surprise home.

Surprise police report that on March 19 they responded to a home near Reems and Cactus roads, where a man had violated an order of protection by taking a relative’s vehicle. 

When police entered the home of 36-year-old Nicholaus Dalton Collier, they reportedly found "complete disarray with most of the windows shattered and drywall ripped out." 

They also located what appeared to be "a pipe bomb made from a shower curtain, wrapped in paracord, primed with wiring." The Glendale police bomb squad investigated and allegedly found several devices; most were inert or hoaxes. However, one was deemed to be a "legitimate explosive device." 

In addition to the devices, investigators also reportedly found numerous shotguns, rifles, gun parts, and ammunition including shotgun shells with the gunpowder removed. 

Police say Collier admitted to making all the devices, saying he planned to blow them up in the desert. 

He was arrested for multiple weapons violations and violating court orders.