Provided by Federal Heights Police
Steven Richard Truetken
Several explosive devices were found inside the charred remains of a mobile home in Federal Heights Thursday, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives confirmed to Denver7.
The owner of the mobile home, 56-year-old Steven Richard Truetken, was arrested for allegedly starting the fire Wednesday. He told Adams County authorities he placed homemade explosives inside the trailer home before setting it ablaze.
The incident unfolded about 4 p.m. in the area of Tejon and Moselle streets, said Carlos Briano, a spokesman with Adams County Fire Rescue.
Members of an Adams County bomb squad, along with ATF agents, were at the scene of the fire Thursday morning. The explosive devices were found in the home after a bomb-disarming robot was sent in. It’s not clear what type of explosives were found or how many of the devices were located.