From Page 1 Prescott allegedly was in a backpack that was stolen from a Prescott residence. “Brandon would not say whose house it was that he was visiting and his backpack with the explosive device …
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Prescott allegedly was in a backpack that was stolen from a Prescott residence.
“Brandon would not say whose house it was that he was visiting and his backpack with the explosive device and other personal property was stolen,” Stewart wrote. “Brandon claimed he does not know who stole it or how it got left on a street in the City of Prescott.”
Bleyle asked police, “What’s the harm in making a little bomb?” He told investigators “he was going to find out who took the explosive device and who put it by the school because it does not sit well with him that someone did that.”
Bleyle remains in the Pierce County Jail on a probation hold. He was formally charged with Possession of Improvised Explosives, and a preliminary hearing is set for March 2 at 1:30 p.m. in Pierce County Circuit Court.
In the Hastings incident Feb. 4, Hastings Police and the Dakota County Drug Task Force served a search warrant in the 800 block of 10th St. West, according to a statement from Hastings Police Chief Bryan Schaefer.
“Four individuals were located in the residence and detained. Agents began searching the residence and located a suspicious device that resembled a possible explosive device. Officers and agents immediately exited the residence and evacuated additional residents in adjoining apartments.
“The bomb squad removed the suspicious device for disposal,” Schaefer wrote.
Two men were booked into the Dakota County Jail on charges stemming from that search, Eric Andrew Hanson and Adam Freiermuth. Hanson was booked on multiple devices related to possession of the explosive device, as well as drug and weapon possessions. Freiermuth was booked on charges including drug possession, check forgery, domestic assault, trespassing and failure to appear.