including a citation book, a crash report template, and a copy of the
Indiana Criminal Code.
Cincoski was unable
to say what Pilipovich’s current status is with the LCSP. No one at the LCSP
was available today, a federal holiday, to speak with the Chesterton
Cincoski also told
the Tribune today that, prompted by concerns over the jars of unknown
chemicals, both labeled and unlabeled, observed in the home by
first-responders, he successfully sought to keep the search warrant issued
to him from being made part of a public record. “At the beginning of the
case, due to the potentially sensitive nature of the materials, the search
warrant was sealed until such time as formal charges were filed,” Cincoski
taken into custody on Friday.
Pilipovich’s residence, among other things, were a quantity of ammonium
nitrate, a compound used as an explosive and a main component of the
industrial explosive ANFO; and black powder, sometimes referred to as
gunpowder, used as a propellant in firearms and in fireworks, police said.
Also recovered: a
“length of red wound cord appearing to resemble a length of fuse”; “numerous
metal bearings of differing sizes”; “several sections of metal piping with
attached and unattached caps and a large section of PVC pipe,” police said.
hazardous-materials technicians called to the scene on South Calumet Road
characterized it as a “major disaster” and indicated that firefighters,
other responders, and neighbors were “lucky there was no significant
explosion,” police said.
Pilipovich has also
been charged with dealing in a schedule controlled substance, after police
said at least one gram but fewer than five grams of Ecstasy was found at his
residence; and possession of a legend drug, after 66 pills of Cialis were
found there, for which police said Pilipovich had no prescription.
Possession of a
destructive device is a Level 5 felony punishable by a term of one to six
years; dealing in a schedule controlled substance is also a Level 5 felony;
and possession of a legend drug is a Level 6 felony punishable by a term of
six to 30 months.