Feds called into dynamite theft

Garfield County Sheriff’s Department photo—More than 100 sticks of dynamite similar to what is shown above were reported stolen recently from a site just outside Silt town limits. Federal agents and Garfield County authorities are offering a $6,000 reward for information.

Garfield County and federal authorities are investigating the reported theft of at least 100 pieces of dynamite from private property near Silt.

The theft, which was disclosed Wednesday in a news release from Garfield County Crime Stoppers,  happened “during the middle of November” and involved more than 100 “sticks or cartridges” of dynamite, plus a partial spool of detonation cord. Authorities didn’t specify where the theft occurred, saying only it was a rural location just outside Silt town limits.

Garfield County Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Tanny McGinnis declined to answer specific questions, citing the ongoing investigation.

The FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives also are investigating the theft.

State and federal authorities are offering a $6,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and the recovery of the material.

Anyone with information is asked to call 970-945-0101 or report it at http://www.garcocrimestoppers.com.


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