Sun Valley Police Department – May 2, 2013
The Sun Valley Police Department has found five explosive devices in the Elkhorn Springs area. The devices are called Bottle Bombs/Drano Bombs and shrapnel materials are also placed into the plastic bottles.
The descriptions of the bottle bombs are plastic soda bottles or various types of water bottles that will have a mixture of water, Drano and aluminum foil. Some of the bottles have had tape on the outside as well, securing the cap.
We ask that you pass this information out to all of your employees and have them be mindful of plastic bottles that look suspicious or match the above description. If a suspicious bottle is found DO NOT TOUCH IT and call 911.
Sun Valley Police Department
On April 29, 2013 the Sun Valley Police Department was called by an Elkhorn Springs property management maintenance employee about a suspicious item located in a pond on the Elkhorn Springs property. Sun Valley Police officers responded and found a plastic soda bottle which appeared to have been damaged by an explosion. There were several items (Shrapnel) found in the bottle and the immediate area. A preliminary search of the area was conducted and another exploded plastic soda bottle was located in an adjacent area with similar shrapnel materials.
Sun Valley Police contacted the investigators working on the East Fork incident Task Force. On May 1, 2013 members of the Sun Valley Police Department, Ketchum Police and the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office incident task force conducted a search of the Elkhorn Springs area and the immediate surrounding properties. Three additional devices were discovered. Two plastic exploded bottles were discovered along with shrapnel material. A third device was found which did not appear to have been exploded. The Bottle Bombs found in Elkhorn Springs match the device that was found in an East Fork mail box last week.
In the last week and a half the Sun Valley Police Department have received citizen reports of possible gunshots and or loud noises in the Elkhorn Springs area where we found all of these devices.
We ask people to be mindful of these devices. If you find a soda bottle that shows signs of swelling, that has tape, liquid or foil in it DO NOT TOUCH IT and dial 911. If anyone has information on these devices, you can call the Sun Valley Police Department or you can call Tip 411 and remain anonymous.