At least two of the three people arrested Friday during a raid on Allen Street are scheduled to have detention hearings Tuesday afternoon in federal court.
The Federal Bureau of Investigations and United States attorneys have sealed the search warrant affidavit and have not released the names of those apprehended Friday afternoon nor revealed the nature of the investigation. Eyewitnesses said two of those arrested appeared to be older women and that a weapon was seized from the house.
The FBI, U.S. Department of Agriculture and Dayton Bomb Squad were among the agencies believed to be searching 249 Allen Street. A neighbor said police told him a person was apprehended who tried to evade police during the raid. The FBI’s Todd Lindgren confirmed that three people were arrested during the search.
According to property records, the house is owned by a Sakhadin K. Ilyasov. There are no federal cases involving anyone with that last name. A spokesman with the U.S. attorneys office said the hearings could be heard by a magistrate Tuesday afternoon.
James Morgan, who lives nearby, said on Monday he didn’t know the people who lived in the house but sees teenagers in front of the house and that his niece rides her bike and down the sidewalk near the house. He added that about nine vehicles drove down the street at the beginning of the raid.
“I asked several of the FBI agents what was going on and they wouldn’t say,” Morgan said. “The last FBI agent that I talked to, I asked was the neighborhood safe and he said, ‘Now it is.’”
One woman in the neighborhood said Friday that authorities told her and her husband to stay in their home for 45 minutes or more. “They don’t want us coming out,” she said.
Morgan said a police officer said the raid was not drug-related and he said no one was wearing Drug Enforcement Agency gear.
“You always want to know what happens in your neighborhood, especially when you’ve got kid,” Morgan said. “And we’ve got kids on this block.”
Morgan said authorities were on the block from around 4 p.m. to when he left at 10 p.m. Friday.