Homemade bombs found in Caldwell home

Homemade bombs found in Caldwell home

CALDWELL, Idaho (KBOI) - Homeowners in a Caldwell neighborhood were forced to evacuate the area after several homemade bombs were found in a nearby home.

It all happened a little after 5 p.m. Thursday, but as of Friday morning, police say, 41-year-old Troy Hinkle is now behind bars.

It all happened on the 200 block of West Walnut in Caldwell. Almost every nearby police force was involved: That includes Nampa Bomb Squad, Caldwell Police and Boise Police.

Here's what we know: Caldwell Police issued a search warrant for Hinkle for burglary and grand theft. When Caldwell police tried to talk with him, police say, it became clear there were weapons inside the home.

Hinkle came out of his house on his own and was arrested.

But when police went inside his house, they found several home made IED bombs. At that point, neighbors were asked to leave the area, until the Nampa Bomb Squad could safely remove the devices.

The Caldwell School District evacuated students from Caldwell High at about 9 a.m. after it was learned a student who attends CHS lives in the home on West Walnut. Police checked out the school grounds but didn't find anything suspicious.

The all clear was given at 10:18 a.m.