Skip to main content

Charges: Couple who set up pipe bomb near fire station has set off at least 6 others in the past year

They admitted to setting up a pipe bomb left near a fire station.

The couple accused of setting up a pipe bomb in the woods near a Ramsey fire station last month has admitted to setting off such devices in the past. 

In fact, they said they've done it at least six times in the past year, the Ramsey Police Department said Wednesday

Jacob Hall, 24, and Jennifer Stuer, 25, were charged last week in connection to the pipe bomb, which was safely decommissioned by a bomb squad on Oct. 23. 

Hall told investigators he set up the bomb in the woods, saying he did it because juveniles sometimes partied there and he wanted to "send them a message." He also said he wanted to show off to his girlfriend, Stuer. 

They also told investigators that on Oct. 7 they set off a bomb inside a home that was being built, and admitted to detonating as many as six other bombs in Ramsey in the past year "just for fun," the charges against them say. 

The Ramsey Police Department said Wednesday the couple is also suspected in "dozens" of other crimes, ranging from stealing lawn ornaments and holiday light projectors (see photos of the stolen items here) to shooting metal balls with sling shots at garage doors. (Note: Hall and Stuer are suspects in these crimes – it's not clear if they have been charged in connection to them.)

Police are asking anyone who believes they may be a victim of these crimes and haven't already filed a police report to call 763-427-1212 and make your report.

More on the charges 

When investigators searched Hall and Stuer's home, they found "a large amount of bomb-making supplies," a binder filled with bomb-making instructions, and what looked like a handmade gun, the charges say. 

The criminal complaint also notes police found a "large amount of stolen lawn ornaments, lights, and wind chimes," as well as a "small amount" of marijuana and methamphetamine.

Hall is charged with three counts of explosive/incendiary device violation in connection to the Oct. 7 and Oct. 23 incidents; first-degree criminal damage to property in connection to the Oct. 7 incident, which did an estimated $1,000 worth of damage; and fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance. 

Stuer is charged with two counts of explosive/incendiary device violation, first-degree criminal damage to property, and fifth-degree drug possession. 

According to Anoka County Jail records, both Hall and Stuer are behind bars. Hall's bail was set for $150,000, while Stuer's bail is listed at $25,000

Next Up


Beloved Eagan Dairy Queen says goodbye

A summer staple has shuttered in Eagan.

Screen Shot 2022-08-16 at 3.44.22 PM (2)

Bridge damage closes westbound Hwy. 62 between Richfield, Edina

The Minnesota Department of Transportation said bridge maintenance work is in progress.

Michael Miller

Charges: Drunk driver killed former chair of Hibbing Chamber of Commerce

Michael Miller's blood-alcohol content was nearly three times the legal limit at the time of the crash.

Mystic Lake

Charges: Man attacked Mystic Lake security with 2x4

A chaotic scene unfolded after the man approached the bell stand late Friday.


SWAT presence in Eagan neighborhood Tuesday morning

There's a developing story out of Eagan.


Comedian claims hotel bed bug ruined his Twin Cities visit

The Hilton Garden Inn in downtown Minneapolis states otherwise.


2 men charged with driving around St. Paul with a pipe bomb

The bomb was found in a rented car Saturday.

MN pipe bomb maker and would-be revolutionary gets prison

Eric Reinbold, of Oklee, was sentenced in federal court on Friday.

Felony charges filed against teen in Mayo Clinic pipe bomb case

A 17-year-old St. Charles boy is charged with possession of an incendiary/explosive device and discharge of a firearm or dangerous weapon endangering public safety, Winona Daily News reports. The teen is accused of making a pipe bomb that was discovered in his mother's trunk last week while he was a patient at the hospital in Rochester. Authorities say the 3-foot-long device weighed about 50 pounds with gunpowder and fireworks.

u.s. attorney's office

Guilty plea from man who stockpiled guns, equipment to make bombs, drugs

Prosecutors say he had multiple guns, items to make weapons and pipe bombs, and lab equipment to make drugs.

Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA)

6 arrested in N. Minnesota human trafficking sting operation

The men responded to an ad seeking to buy sex from adults, police say.

Couple charged with murder of boy, 6, in their care

The contents of this story are extremely upsetting.

Update: Man arrested in connection with deadly stabbing near light rail station

The victim and killer were "known to each other," police have said.