Police seek public help in continued search for missing dynamite

TERRACE RCMP is seeking any information that will lead to the recovery of two boxes of dynamite that went missing last week.

  • Wed Jul 25th, 2012 5:00am
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TERRACE RCMP is seeking any information that will lead to the recovery of two boxes of dynamite that went missing last week.

On July 16, at 1:30 p.m., RCMP were advised by Orica Canada Inc. that a freight truck delivering packaged explosives had three boxes of the high explosive PowerPro™ (dynamite) inadvertently fall off the truck on the West Kalum Forest Service Road near Terrace.

One of three boxes was recovered within half an hour of the loss, said police.

An extensive ground search for the remaining two boxes was conducted with a police service dog team, however, the search yielded negative results.

“At this time, our main priority is locating and recovering the two boxes of dynamite as soon as possible. The explosives do pose a health and safety risk to individuals not trained in handling it in addition to the risk to the general public should it not be properly stored at this time. The RCMP is seeking any information that will lead to the return of these two boxes of explosives,” said Cpl. Dan Moskaluk, senior media relations officer, RCMP South East District.

RCMP investigators have determined that the dynamite was lost from the back of the delivery truck at approximately noon July 16, between the 4 and 6 kilometre markers on the West Kalum Forest Service Road.

Investigators have confirmed that there were other vehicles on the road at the time that the dynamite fell off the truck and it may be that a motorist picked up the boxes shortly thereafter.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of this material or anyone who wishes to assist in seeing it safely returned is asked to contact Terrace RCMP at 250-638-7400 or their local police services.

Those wishing to provide information anonymously can do so by contacting Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.