San Jose police have secured a home where officers serving a search warrant Thursday found dynamite and blasting caps, prompting the evacuation of surrounding residences, a police spokesman said.
Police received a call around 10:45 a.m. from Los Altos police requesting assistance in serving a search and arrest warrant at a home in the 1700 block of Wyrick Avenue for a theft and burglary suspect, police Officer Enrique Garcia said.
Officers had information that the suspect had weapons registered to him and was under a domestic violence restraining order, Garcia said.
After taking the suspect into custody at his home on Wyrick Avenue, investigators found several sticks of dynamite and blasting caps inside the residence.
The discovery prompted the closure of Wyrick Avenue and the evacuation of residences in the neighborhood, Garcia said.
A bomb squad responded and managed to secure the scene around 8:15 p.m.
Garcia said officers dug a whole in the ground and burned the dynamite, which did not create an explosion.
Wyrick Avenue has since reopened and residents have been allowed to return to their homes, Garcia said.