Police found bomb-making material, a large quantity of narcotics and firearms Wednesday in a central Fresno home after neighbors complained about loud explosions.
Officers arrested the home’s 59-year-old resident, Alan Robertson. Police said Robertson admitted to setting off big firecrackers.
Police went to the neighborhood in the 100 block of Andrews Avenue, near Shields and Palm avenues, and were told the blasts have been going on for months.
Robertson allowed officers into the home, where they found a homemade explosive device and a sawed-off shotgun, police said. An explosives team was sent to the house and a search warrant was obtained.
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In the search, officers discovered boxes of explosive devices, bomb-making components such as fuses and powders, along with pounds of marijuana, cocaine and methamphetamine.
Officers also found a .38 caliber revolver, a rifle, another shotgun and two Uzi assault weapons.
Robertson was booked on charges of possessing explosive devices and possessing a loaded firearm while also possessing drugs, along with related charges. The police bomb unit took the explosives for disposal.