ATF Recovers Explosives Stolen From Worksite In Lancaster County

Elias Hubbard
April 23, 2018

The theft of dynamite and 400 blasting caps from a Gregory General Contracting Company site was reported a week ago. She said agents believe all the stolen explosives were recovered, although an inventory will be conducted.

Charlene Hennessy, ATF spokeswoman, said in an email shortly before 7 p.m. Friday that "dynamite and blasting caps have been recovered from a park about a mile away from where they were stolen from".

Police said the explosives were discovered Friday afternoon by a person on a walking trail in Riverfront Park, near Vinegar Ferry Road and Old River Road in East Donegal Township - not far from the pipeline site.

ATF special agent, Don Robinson says the contents were most likely dumped at that location within the last 48 hours, adding that ATF is exhausting all efforts to find the remaining contents, if there are any.

Originally 640 cartridges of dynamite were reported missing. Later, the ATF updated the quantity of dynamite that was missing to 704 pounds.

Brokers additionally discovered 404 blasting caps, 4 greater than the unique estimate.

Nearly 300 work site employees and other witnesses relating to the investigation have been interviewed so far.

This story is the result of a partnership between WITF and The York Daily Record.

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