Sheriff's Office

PR #:
Date Issued:
Aug 29, 2022 - 2:25PM

For Immediate Release

The Consolidated Bomb Squad and other agencies respond to explosives found near Lake Tahoe

For media inquiries contact:
Bryan Samudio
Washoe County Sheriff's Office
Office: 775-785-6234
Cell: 775-484-9820

The Consolidated Bomb Squad and other agencies respond to explosives found near Lake Tahoe

At approximately 9:36AM on August 29, 2022, a citizen made a call to Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch stating  they had discovered what appeared to be an explosive along State Route 28 near Mile Marker 1.

WCSO Deputies searched the area on foot and located the explosive among pine straw, rocks, and trees about 150 feet to the west of the highway.

The Consolidated Bomb Squad was contacted and responded to the scene located between Thunderbird and Sand Harbor to assess the situation and possibly attempt to render the explosive safe.

At 11:20AM, SR 28 was shut down to traffic for safety precautions.

The Consolidated Bomb Squad then used a robot to retrieve the explosive.  The explosive was detonated and rendered safe.  Nothing else was discovered on scene in the investigation and SR 28 was reopened to traffic at around 3:30PM.  The explosive appeared to be dynamite that was very old. 

This was a multi-agency effort by the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office, Nevada Highway Patrol, FBI-Reno, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, North Tahoe Fire Protection District, Tahoe-Douglas Fire Protection District and Park Rangers.

Remember if you see something, say something.  The attentive actions of this citizen may have prevented a future accident.





The Washoe County Sheriff's Office is dedicated to preserving a safe and secure community with professionalism, respect, integrity and the highest commitment to equality. Sheriff Darin Balaam is the 27th person elected to serve as the Sheriff of Washoe County since the Office was created in 1861. The Washoe County Sheriff's Office strives to ensure public safety by building trust and creating partnerships within the diverse communities in which we serve. We will promote the dignity of all people supported by our words and actions through open communication while fostering an environment of professionalism, integrity and mutual respect.


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