Police find pipe bombs in Caldwell man's home

May 10, 2013 

A Caldwell man was arrested after police found pipe bombs in his home while serving a warrant Thursday night, according to the Caldwell Police Department.

Boise and Caldwell police were serving an arrest warrant and search warrant for Troy Thomas Hinkle in connection with grand theft and burglary charges. Hinkle surrendered without incident, but when officers entered his home, they found explosive devices.

The devices appeared to be pipe bombs with a fuse, Caldwell police said. The Nampa bomb squad responded to the scene and successfully disposed of the explosives.

Hinkle was arrested and booked into the Canyon County Jail Thursday night. He is charged with unlawful possession of an explosive device, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Hinkle will be transferred to the Ada County Jail to face charges of burglary and grand theft stemming from an alleged fraud at a store in early May. The suspect allegedly returned the packaging for a computer hard drive for a full refund at a Boise store.

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