Keremeos man charged in connection to Kamloops explosives incident

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KAMLOOPS - A 38-year-old Keremeos man is facing charges after a police incident in Kamloops earlier this week.

Robert Stanley John Wilson is charged with one count of  possessing an explosive substance, an improvised explosive device, while he was prohibited from doing so, and another count of possessing or making an improvised explosive device with intent to endanger life.

According to court documents, Wilson was charged with the offences on Tuesday, Aug. 29, the same day of the incident.

Police responded to a home on Brocklehurst's Cambridge Crescent in the early morning hours on Tuesday after receiving a report of an incendiary device.

Kamloops RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Jodi Shelkie said in a news release that police located a potential incendiary device outside the home. An incendiary device is defined as a device designed to start fires or destroy sensitive equipment using fire.

Surrounding homes in the area were evacuated and the RCMP Explosive Device Unit was called in. They arrived a few hours later and secured the device.

A police dog trained in explosive detection was brought in from Kelowna but no other devices were located.

Wilson was arrested at the home and is being held in custody until a bail hearing next month. The charges against him have not been proven in court.

A police dog was brought to Cambridge Crescent on Aug. 29 to search a property after a potential incendiary device was located outside the home.
A police dog was brought to Cambridge Crescent on Aug. 29 to search a property after a potential incendiary device was located outside the home.

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