BIDDEFORD — A man and a teenager have been arrested in connection with reports of “explosions” over the last several days in the Cleaves Street neighborhood of Biddeford.

Biddeford police described the devices that exploded as soda bottle or acid bombs. Police cautioned the public about handling the devices, which rely on a contained chemical reaction to build pressure until the container ruptures.

“The danger associated with these devices is that they can look harmless and very ordinary, but when they explode they can send bits of the container and chemical – in the form of liquid and gas – into the surrounding area,” according to a statement posted on the police department’s Facebook page.

The Biddeford Police Department on its Facebook page announced that 20-year-old Devon Cervantes of Biddeford was arrested Tuesday and charged with criminal use of explosives – a Class C crime. Cervantes is being held at York County Jail in Alfred on $1,500 cash bail.

Also charged with criminal use of explosives was a 17-year-old boy, who is not being named because of his age. The juvenile was released to the custody of his mother.