Weld County sheriff’s deputies searching for suspect who taped firecrackers to live gas meter

Weld County sheriff’s deputies searching for suspect who taped firecrackers to live gas meter
Weld County Sheriff’s Office

Firecrackers tapped to a live gas meter line at a home in unincorporated Weld northeast of Brighton Wednesday, March 25, 2020.

By Anne Delaney, Greeley Tribune

The Weld County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information about a suspect or suspects who taped several firecrackers to a gas meter March 25 in an apparent attempt to ignite a live gas line.

Deputies Michael Jaeger and Nathan Scudder responded to a property call in the 200-block of Kelly Lane in unincorporated Weld County northeast of Brighton about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, according to a sheriff’s office release.

A homeowner called 911 after he found a backpack on the side of the house. The backpack contained several items believed to have been stolen from the house the night before, including car keys, an ignition tumbler, gloves, tools and a registration card recovered from a stolen vehicle.

Scudder did a second-check on the evidence when he noticed five M-150 firecrackers wrapped in plastic and taped to a live gas line running to the gas meter.

Read the full story at greeleytribune.com.

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