A grenade was located at a residence in Selwyn Township and was safely disposed of by members of the Military.

On August 31, 2023, just prior to 8:00pm, the Peterborough County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a call advising that while cleaning out their deceased fathers’ residence, the complainant located what appeared to be a live grenade in a locked firearms safe. The complainant immediately stepped away from the safe and contacted the OPP. OPP officers were dispatched to the location and ensured that no one made any attempt to handle the grenade.

OPP Explosive Disposal Unit (EDU) was contacted who in turn consulted with the Department of National Defence. A Bomb Tech from Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Borden attended, safely removed the grenade and took it for disposal.

The Peterborough County OPP want to remind community members that if ever in a similar situation where weapons or explosives are located, do not attempt to dispose of them yourself. Contact the OPP immediately, move to a safe location and ensure that no one else gets close. EDU members are trained in the safe handling and disposal of explosives to ensure public safety.

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Peterborough County OPP values your contribution to building safe communities. If you have information about suspected unlawful activity, please visit Crime Stoppers at: or call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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