Man living in house owned by Long Grove parish arrested


LONG GROVE – A man living in a home owned by St. Ann Parish was charged with possessing firearms as a felon following his arrest two weeks ago.
Christopher Bozik, 40, was booked into Scott County Jail after probation officers and detectives visited his home Oct. 17. At the rental property southeast of St. Ann Church, they found about a dozen firearms, enough ammunition to fill a pickup truck bed and material to make pipe bombs, said Lt. Bryce Schmidt, a parishioner.
Lt. Schmidt said two probation officers made a home check after the Scott County Sheriff’s office received an anonymous tip suggesting Bozik had firearms. Two detectives accompanied the officers. “As they started to go into the home, they noticed a firearm in plain sight,” Lt. Schmidt said. Deputies then obtained a search warrant and noticed, in the unattached garage, PVC piping with caps on the end, often used in pipe bombs. “When they saw that, they got unnerved. So they called our local bomb squad.”
A robot removed the pipes, which turned out not to be explosive. “The residents denied knowing anything about the piping,” Lt. Schmidt said.
Officers seized weapons, boxes of ammunition and reloading supplies from the brick house.
Bozik’s felony conviction stems from a 2009 assault in Waterloo, Lt. Schmidt said.
The offender’s wife and three children continue to live in the home on parish property, where the family has resided for years.

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