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Sep 14, 2019

Man Who Allegedly Left Explosives at Donovan’s Reef Freed from Jail

donovan's sea bright explosive device jail released

The man arrested and charged with possession of a destructive device after leaving a suspicious package at Donovan’s Reef in Sea Bright over Labor Day Weekend was ordered to be released from jail.

Thomas G. Kaiser, 55, appeared in court Friday where the judge ordered his release while awaiting trial.

On Sunday, Sept. 1, an investigation began in Monmouth County when a suspicious package with a destructive device was left at Donovan’s Reef. An investigation by the Sea Bright Police Department and the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office led to Kaiser’s residence. Subsequently, the South Plainfield Labor Day parade was cancelled after other destructive devices were found.

There has been speculation that the device left in Sea Bright was a homemade firework, never intended to hurt anyone. Others say the nature of its construction still posed risk.

Other outlets have reported Kaiser was ordered by the judge not to return to Donovan’s Reef.