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Naperville Man Charged With Arson After Home Explosion

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Mark Hoen (Credit: Naperville Police)

Mark Hoen (Credit: Naperville Police)

CHICAGO (CBS) — Police have charged a Naperville man with arson in connection with an explosion at a neighbor’s home.

Around 3:30 a.m. on Sept. 30, 2012, an explosive device went off at a home on Prairie Knoll Drive in Naperville, causing significant damage to the front of the house, police said. The device had been placed between the storm door and front door of the home.

Naperville police have now charged Mark A. Hoen, who police say lives about a block away, in connection with the case.

Hoen, 22, is charged with residential arson and criminal damage to property, both felonies.

The homeowners were inside the home sleeping at the time and were exposed “to potential serious injuries,” Naperville police said in a news release.

Hoen was taken into custody and bail was set at $10,000.