SALT LAKE CITY–The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office are requesting the public’s assistance for information on the recent theft of high explosives from an explosives bunker located near Hildale, Utah.
On August 7, 2015, an ATF explosives licensee discovered explosives had been stolen from his lawfully permitted explosives storage bunker located in Hildale, Utah. Unknown suspect(s) forced entry into the storage bunker and stole (70) pounds of high explosives.
“The theft of explosives is a serious crime, and one that presents a danger to the public,” said Brian Embley, ATF Resident Agent in Charge. “We are asking for the public’s help in our effort to apprehend and convict those responsible.”
ATF and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office are offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to the recovery of the stolen explosives or the arrest and conviction of those responsible. Theft 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). They can also contact the Washington County Sheriff’s Office at 435-656-6644 or firstname.lastname@example.org (link sends e-mail). Tipsters may remain anonymous.