Large cache of weapons found in home with young children.
Story Updated: May 17, 2007 at 6:56 AM PDT
By KOMO Staff & News Services
SILVERDALE , Wash. - Authorities searching a home in Silverdale Tuesday night uncovered a cache of weaponry and body armor, including at least eight handguns, four rifles, grenades, two shotguns and thousands of ammunition magazines
That's according to the search warrant affidavit filed in Kitsap County Superior Court in Port Orchard.
A 38-year-old man who owns the house was arrested for possession of explosives and booked into the Kitsap County Jail. Brian Kelly Sandberg reportedly lived at the house with his wife and their four young children.
According to court documents, Sandberg's wife took pictures of the weapons and tipped off police
out of fear one of their children may get a hold of the weapons. Authorities served a search warrant on the house Tuesday after she reported the man had loaded pistols and rifles around the house in plain view and not locked up
as well as a rifle with a M203 grenade launcher and possible land mines.
"Amongst the numerous hand-held firearms that he had, there were explosive activating devices, fuses, grenades," said Kitsap County sheriff's spokesman Scott Wilson. "This individual was certainly gearing up with some items that would not normally be found in a civilian community. What concerns us the most is the fact that he had illegal explosives and young children in that house."
Sandberg made his first appearance in Kitsap County Superior Court Wednesday afternoon. Judge Leonard Costello found enough probable cause to hold Sandberg on a charge of possessing explosives without a license. Bail was set at $100,000.
Sheriff's deputies and detectives, along with a Bremerton police officer with the State Patrol's bomb squad and agents with the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives found most of the weapons in the man's bedroom and living room. It is not known what he planned to do with the weapons.