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OSP Bomb Techs Help Dispose of Explosives in Curry County
12/18/2009
Sheriff John Bishop
Curry County Sheriff's Office
(541) 247-3242
 
Sergeant Kevin Delgrande
Oregon State Police
Arson & Explosive Sections
(503) 934-0327

Oregon State Police (OSP) Bomb Techs removed "old and unstable" explosives from a Curry County residence Thursday after receiving a request from the Curry County Sheriff's Office for their technical assistance.
 
On December 17, 2009 at about 4:20 p.m. a Port Orford-area residence on Myrtle Lane contacted Curry County Sheriff's Office asking for help with disposal of explosives.  The 58-year old male resident reported finding explosives and blasting caps while cleaning out his father's residence.  The man said he had moved the explosives to his residence north of Port Orford.
 
Two deputies responded, assessed the situation and found what appeared to be old high-power explosives.  They secured the scene and contacted OSP for their department's bomb squad response.
 
OSP Bomb Techs responded from Medford and secured the items.  The unit also went to the father’s residence and swept it to ensure that no additional explosives were present.  All units cleared by about 11:00 p.m.
 
Curry County Sheriff John Bishop extended his appreciation to the OSP Bomb Unit for its quick response and efficient handling of the explosives.
 
The Sheriff’s Office and OSP also reminded citizens not to handle explosives or suspicious items, leaving them where found and moving all people wway from the site prior to contacting local law enforcement to report the situation.