Ice Chest with Explosives Found on Indians Rd. in Janesville


On 7/1/24 at about 1750 hours, the Lassen County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) received information regarding possible explosive devices at a residence located on Indians Road. Reporting parties stated they were cleaning up the property and found what appeared to be possible blasting caps in an ice chest.

Upon arrival at the residence, Deputies observed the contents of the ice chest and determined it contained dynamite at the advanced stages of decomposition, making it likely unstable.

The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Consolidated Bomb Squad was contacted and briefed of the situation. Once on scene, bomb squad personnel concurred that the devices were dynamite.

A robot was used to transport the ice chest to a blast container and safely transported out of the area to be detonated.

The Lassen County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Consolidated Bomb Squad for their assistance with this incident.