Clipped From Port Angeles Evening News
Youths questioned in dynamite case Sheriff Harley Bishop said today three juveniles were questioned questioned at their homes Tuesday night as suspects in the May 2 attempted bombing of Port Angeles Angeles Police Sgt. John Sweatt's car. The youths are also suspects in t- <.- theft last fall of more than 70 sticks of dynamite and two dynamite planting incidents at Elwha Bridge on Highway 112 April 6, Bishop said. All three incidents are thought to be interrelated, the sheriff concluded. He said there was not evidence to connect the Juveniles Juveniles with an earlier car bomb- Ing Involving Sweatt. An anonymous tii~. led sheriff sheriff deputies-to a location'-east of the Elwha River almost directly directly under the Highway 112 Port Angeles now 16,169 According to preliminary census counts, the population of Port Angeles is 16,169, City Manager Donald Herrman announced announced at the City Council meeting meeting Tuesday. It is still not too late to be counted. Anyone who was not counted during the census should send their census forms to City Hall. bridge where 72 sticks of dynamite dynamite were discovered In an abandoned abandoned car body. The tip also named one of the suspects, who in turn enabled authorities to trace down two others allegedly involved. Bishop Bishop said he intended questioning other juveniles as well. None of the boys, ages 14, 16 and 17, all from Port Angeles, Angeles, were arrested. Names of juveniles are not disclosed In criminal cases. Bishop described the recovered recovered dynamite as In a softened, jelly-like condition, which Is considered considered extremely dangerous. He said an Army explosive expert had been summoned to 'dispose of the- recov'erfefr-iiyna- mite. Bishop said the dynamite apparently apparently was stolen from a storehouse storehouse near Lower ElwhaDambe- longing to Crown Zellerbach. Crown Z reported to the sheriff the theft of dynamite from there this week, indicating it had been stolen sometime since last Thursday. The sheriff said he believed the dynamite was taken last November November and the theft only discovered discovered by Crown Z workmen this week. He cited new state explosive laws that make It Illegal to possess possess dynamite without a permit from the Department of Labor and Industries. Unlawful posses, sion and negligent use of explosives explosives Is considered a gross misdemeanor. misdemeanor.