Local man charged in possession of a grenade fuse

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WENATCHEE- What could have turned into a very explosive situation results in only an arrest and a bit of luck for a local man.

On Tuesday, Department of Corrections Officers responded to a call of an explosive ordinance at a residence in the 300 block of North Chelan Avenue, upon arrival they found a grenade fuse.

34-year old John Kminek of Rock Island was arrested on a gross misdemeanor explosives charge. Captain Edgar Reinfeld of the Wenatchee Police Department says there are many old sheds, outbuildings and homes all over the area that have old materials in them and the WPD respond to many calls regarding explosive materials each year.

He says if you find a suspicious item that might be explosive, call RiverCom immediately at (509) 663-9911.