Suspect Arrested for Explosive Material Located Inside Residence
CITRUS HEIGHTS—The Citrus Heights Police Department arrested Cale Crase on Thursday, August 14 for the alleged possession of explosive devices, possession of illegal materials with the intent to construct explosive devices, and possession of a firearm silencer.
On Wednesday, August 13, 2014 shortly before 6:00 p.m., the Sacramento Metro Fire Department responded to the 7500 block of Peachtree Avenue in Citrus Heights regarding a kitchen fire in a residence. Once the fire had been extinguished, fire department personnel observed several containers of suspicious material, and immediately contacted the Citrus Heights Police Department for further investigation.
Officers arrived and determined the material to be an unstable and potentially explosive. Several adjacent residences were evacuated as a precaution due to the potential for an explosion. Other neighborhood residents were asked to stay inside their homes. The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department arrived to lead this portion of the investigation with their Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) team. They were assisted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosive (ATF), the Sacramento Police Department and the West Sacramento Police Department.
It was confirmed the material was explosive and it was safely detonated during the early morning hours Thursday with three controlled detonations. There were no injuries or property damage during the initial fire or the subsequent controlled detonations.
Crase, 25, was booked into the Sacramento County main jail on three felony charges. There are no additional suspects outstanding.