On the evening of July 7, police entered into an investigation of found explosives.
A pedestrian had located a partial stick of dynamite and two blasting caps on the Rotary Trail between 19th Street and 17th Street in Courtenay.
The area was searched by an explosive search dog but nothing further was located. This incident could have had far different results had the explosive been activated.
RCMP are asking the public for any information into the origin of the explosives or who is responsible for leaving them in an unsecured public area.
The RCMP are also warning the public that if you come upon what you believe to be an explosive, do not disturb it – call police right away and make sure no one else goes near the item.
If you have any information in regards to this report please contact the Comox Valley RCMP at 250-338-1321.