Explosives and bomb-making materials found in Orem’s man trailer

OREM, Utah (ABC4) — An Orem man was found in possession of suspected explosives a day after being arrested for ride, police say.

On Thursday, Orem police were called to a business near 750 N State St. on a report from a 46-year-old Scott Bowers.

Police say Bowers took a vehicle without permission from the company he worked for.

Bowers reportedly lived on company property in a trailer that also belonged to the company.

Bowers was contacted about the vehicle and was found guilty of “committing the crime of car ride,” according to a message from the Orem Police Department. He was also reportedly found in possession of narcotics and paraphernalia.

He was later incarcerated in the Utah County jail for drug trafficking and ride.

A day later, on August 26, the business owner went to clean the trailer and, looking in a front compartment, found a box that allegedly contained explosives.

Officers as well as the Utah County Minesweeper were called to the scene, who later located “suspected detonators and explosive materials.”

According to the police, the suspected explosives were recovered with a robot and during a final search of the area, a bag containing ball bearings and small magnets was found.

The explosives would have been taken by the deminer and destroyed.

Bowers now faces charges of possession of an explosive device, as well as possession of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person.

Police requested that he be held without bail due to the nature of the bomb-making materials found in the trailer.

The FBI has also reportedly been in contact with detectives and will be involved in the further investigation.

No other information is currently available.

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