The Merced Police Departments bomb unit safely disposed of an abandoned box of dynamite that was found Thursday in a remote area of Mariposa County. The Mariposa County Sheriffs Department said someone
found the wooden box containing more than 10 sticks of dynamite around 8:45 a.m. in the rural Pendola Gardens area of Mariposa County. No one was injured. The explosives were detonated without incident around noon Thursday by the Merced Police Departments bomb unit that was called in to help, the Sheriffs Department said in
a news release. Kristie Mitchell, a Sheriffs Department spokeswoman, said it was unclear where the explosives came from or how long theyd been left abandoned in that area. Fire, medical and road crews were also notified of
the discovery as a precaution, the Sheriffs Department said.