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Investigation into explosive device placed in vehicle leads to arrest


November 06, 2006

Ketchikan, Alaska - According to Ketchikan Public Safety Directory Richard Leipfert, during the early morning hours of Saturday, November 4th, officers of the Ketchikan Police Department investigated the report of an improvised explosive device that had been left under the front passenger seat of a Ketchikan woman's vehicle.

Leipfert stated in a news release that the improvised explosive device was secured until members of the United States Army Explosives Ordinance Detail arrived from Anchorage and rendered it safe.

The suspect in the case was identified as Christopher Patterson, 33 years of age. An arrest warrant with $25,000 bail was obtained, charging Patterson with two counts of Assault in the Third Degree, a class C felony and one count of Misconduct Involving Weapons in the Third Degree, also a class C felony.

Officers of the Alaska State Troopers served the warrant and arrested Patterson at 9.5 miles North Tongass Highway on Sunday, November 5th.

Investigation into the case is continuing said Leipfert.

Charges are merely accusations and a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.



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