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Explosives Found On Rural Property

**Press Release from Kootenai County Sheriff's Department**

RATHDRUM, Idaho - On Thursday, March 8, 2012, shortly before 7:30PM, a resident in the 10900 Block of W. Wyoming Avenue, southwest of Rathdrum, called and advised he located, what he believed, were explosives, while walking on his property. 

Members of the Kootenai County Sheriff's Department responded to the scene and with the aid of the Kootenai County Sheriff's Explosives Recognition Team, verified that there were three sticks of what was determined preliminarily to be common commercial grade explosives, typically used in roadbed clearing operations.  Also found with the sticks was a small length of fuse and what appeared to be a blasting cap. 

The Spokane County Explosive Disposal Unit was sent to the scene and it was determined to detonate the items at the scene.  This was safely and effectively executed without incident.

The origin of the items is unknown at this time and is under investigation.  There have been no recent reports of stolen explosives.

The Sheriff's Department would like to remind the public that if they think they discover a form of explosive, to not handle the item and notify the proper authorities. 

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