Who dropped the bombs?
Cool explosives detonated in Bidwell Park
After responding to reports of explosions at Sycamore Field near the One-Mile Recreation Area, officers from the Chico Police Department found four detonated and two live dry-ice bombs during the early morning hours of Sunday, July 29.
An initial search of the park shortly after midnight found “nothing out of the ordinary,” but officers located the dry-ice bombs—which are simple explosives made by putting dry ice and water in a container like a plastic bottle—following several more explosions, according to a CPD press release. Officer Robert Sheridan, an explosives technician, handled the two active bombs. Police have linked a suspect to the case but have yet to identify or locate him.
Construction and possession of dry-ice bombs is a felony in California.