Report: Neighbor Watches Man Trigger Van Explosion
DES MOINES, Iowa -- The Des Moines Police Department has confirmed that it is investigating a recent van explosion as arson. Authorities responded to a vehicle fire in the 300 block of East Watrous Avenue about 2:30 a.m. Wednesday. The van was parked outside the owner’s home, who was asleep until he was woken by “popping noises,” a police report says.