North Branford Man Arrested for Manufacturing Explosives

Louis J. Lomarta was charged with illegal manufacturing of explosives, illegal possession of explosives and illegal storage of explosives.

On July 1, the Connecticut State Police Fire and Explosion Investigation Unit working with the Federal Bureau of Investigation-New Haven developed leads relative to the possible manufacturing of explosives within a residential dwelling in Northford.

Louis J. Lomarta, 51, of Forest Road, was charged with illegal manufacturing of explosives, illegal possession of explosives and illegal storage of explosives. 

State police detectives were assisted by the North Branford Fire Marshal’s Office and the North Branford Police Department in an effort to for the abatement of such hazardous conditions.

Multiple explosives devices were safeguarded by the State Police Bomb Squad and removed from the residence along with hundreds of pre-cursor elements to construct such devices.

Lomartra was arrested and processed without incident. He was released on a $7,500 non-surety bond and is scheduled to appear at Superior Court GA 23 on July 17, 2012.

Information courtesy of Connecticut State Police Press Release

Ranie Furman July 02, 2012 at 09:18 PM
Explosives as in fireworks?
Emily July 02, 2012 at 11:51 PM
The article from NH Register said "not fireworks."
ejota July 03, 2012 at 02:31 PM
This seems like fairly big news but the only content here on Patch is a press release from the police department. Is there a chance that some news reporting might be done on this situation or is it more of a rip it and run it approach? Just trying to understand what role Patch plays in reporting issues important to the local community. Thanks!
Jenn McCulloch July 03, 2012 at 02:37 PM
At this time, this is the only information available. I have a call in and will keep this updated.
concerned citizen July 09, 2012 at 12:08 AM
frank chandler entrapped him ,he showed him what to get and helped on how to make it then told fbi to sting him


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