Skip to comments.Explosives stolen from Forest Service facility near Red Lodge
Posted on 05/01/2013 10:10:13 PM PDT by Kartographer
The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the U.S. Forest Service (USFS), and the Carbon County Sheriff's Office (CCSO) are asking for help from the public in gathering information about the theft of approximately 559 pounds of high explosives from a USFS explosives bunker located near Red Lodge.
A press release from the ATF says that in April 2013, someone used forced entry to get into an explosives storage facility owned and operated by the U. S. Forest Service.
The storage facility is located approximately two miles south of the City of Red Lodge.
(Excerpt) Read more at kpax.com ...
True. Could also be for clearing boulders from the road.
Like the crime wave of the 30’s. BAR’s and Thompson’s were stolen from Armories and Police Department arsenals.
So if you want explosives and ammo, I guess the best place to get it is from the gov’t.
Hmm. Lefties are already blaming the Tea Party. Just doesn’t equate unless you’re a Progressive Marxist.
Or removing Timmy from the well. I remember episodes where Lassie associated with Forest Service Rangers...
It does not require a big truck to move 500 lbs. Just about any car and certainly any pickup truck is capable of transporting 500 lbs of cargo.
It's for blowing the bridges when the zombie attacks start.
Even in foreign countries, it's easy to steal from the US government.
Like there are so many bridges in that state! My friend (sort of because she’s a lib) whose daughter lives there said they needed it so they could do back burning in case of a forest fire. I think your response sounds more plausible.
Actually if you stop and think, the Forest service does use explosives to open fire breaks in the event of forest fires. But over 500 pounds of explosives. Hmm..?
“Huh. Why does the Forest Service have that kind of muscle?”
Well, the last time I took a FS blasting class, we used nearly that much just for practice....
du Pont makes some fun products, don’t they?
Many here agree that 500 lbs. of 'explosives' isn't really that much, considering the likely uses. It's not like you use it all at once, else there would be no need to have it in storage.
“du Pont makes some fun products, dont they?”
Oh yes! And Atlas and a few others :)
(well, at least they used to, I don’t now who’s in the game any more)
Wiley coyote loves Acme products too.
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
Denver Field Divison
May 1, 2013
“ATF OFFERS $5,000 REWARD IN EXPLOSIVES THEFT”
SNIPPET: “RED LODGE, MONT. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the United States Forest Service (USFS) and the Carbon County Sheriffs Office (CCSO) are requesting the publics assistance in information regarding the recent theft of approximately 559 pounds of high explosives from a USFS explosives bunker located near Red Lodge.
In April 2013 unknown person(s) used forced entry to access an explosives storage facility owned and operated by the U. S. Forest Service. The storage facility is located approximately two miles south of the City of Red Lodge. The following items were stolen from the storage facility:
Various emulsion-type explosives
Explosive cast boosters
Sample photographs of the types of explosives taken are shown below.”
SNIPPET: “A reward of up to $5,000 is being offered to anyone who provides information that leads to the recovery of the explosives and to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the theft. Stealing explosives and possession of stolen explosives is a federal crime that is punishable by up to 10 years in prison.
Anyone with information is encouraged to call the ATF hotline at 1-888-ATF-BOMB (1-888-283-2662), or locally in Billings at 406-657-9700. They can also call the Carbon County Sheriffs Office at 406-446-1234.”
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