Blasting Caps Detonated in Colusa

On Monday, November 9, 2015, the Colusa County Sheriff’s Office, Office of Emergency Services were notified of vintage “blasting caps” discovered in a workshop located on Neva Avenue in Colusa.

“While cleaning out their shop, the homeowners discovered somewhere around a dozen blasting caps,” said Colusa County Office of Emergency Services Coordinator, Lt. Neil Pearson.

Lt. Pearson also commented that the property had belonged to one of the resident’s family members; whom at the time had permits to possess/use the explosives.

The Butte County Inter-Agency Bomb Squad responded to the residence and assessed the blasting caps.

“Although the blasting caps were safely stored, it was determined due to their age, it would be safer to dispose of them on-site,” said Lt. Pearson.

At about 10:35 Am the bomb squad safely detonated and disposed of the blasting caps. ◄

Lloyd Green Jr, Editor
Lloyd Green Jr. is the Owner and Publisher of the Williams Pioneer Review. He is dedicated in publishing the news and informing the community of Colusa County. Lloyd has been with the publication since 2008, and purchased the business in 2010. Under his ownership the newspaper has grown significantly in subscriptions, publishes weekly, and obtained the title of Newspaper of General Circulation by the Superior Court of Colusa County in Sept. 2007. Lloyd is also the director of advertising, classified manager, legal notice clerk, and circulation manager. To contact Lloyd, email him at or call (530) 458-4141 ext. 100.