Sacto 9-1-1
July 2, 2012
Man arrested after explosives found in Arden Arcade home

Kiplinger Image.JPGA 27-year-old man was arrested Sunday after plastic explosives were found in his Arden Arcade home.

Sacramento County Sheriff's deputies arrested Marcus Kiplinger on suspicion of possession of a destructive device, possession of stolen property, possession of an illegal high-capacity weapon magazine and possession of a firearm silencer.

He was booked into Sacramento County Jail on $500,000 bail.

Deputies said they were called to Kiplinger's home in the 3100 block of Bakula Way about 7 p.m. regarding a family disturbance. The caller told dispatchers that a man in the home had explosive material.

When deputies arrived, Kiplinger was outside. Another resident of the home gave deputies the right to search the home, and, once inside, the officers found a gray material the consistency of clay in the garage.

Suspecting it was some sort of explosive, family members were sent out of the home and the sheriff's bomb squad was called in. Neighbors within 300-feet were evacuated.

Bomb experts determined that the material in the home was C4 explosive. The material was safe in the form it was found, according to a sheriff's department press release.

However, additional items capable of detonating the C4 were found at the scene, deputies said.

Detectives also allegedly found illegal fireworks and an investigation was underway to determine motive for possessing the C4.

On October 14, The Sacramento Bee will temporarily remove commenting from While we design the upgrade, we encourage you to tell us what you like and don't like about commenting on and other websites. We've heard from hundreds of you already and we're listening. Please continue to add your thoughts and questions here. We also encourage you to write Letters to the Editor on this and other topics.

About Sacto 9-1-1

Sacto 9-1-1 is a blog on crime and emergency services news in the Sacramento region.

Send feedback on Sacto 9-1-1 to Assistant Metro Editor Anthony Sorci at

Subscribe to Breaking News Alerts

Arrest Logs

Sacto 9-1-1 Q&A

Bee reporters answer questions about area crime news, trends and other issues. QUESTION: A couple of years ago, a Sacramento tax attorney named Roni Deutch was the target of an investigation by the California Department of Justice. She was accused of bilking clients out of millions and defying a court (Read More)

More Questions and Answers
See all the crime Q&As
Submit your question

March 2016

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
    1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31    

Monthly Archives

Kim Minugh on Twitter

Follow "Kim_Minugh" on Twitter

Local Agencies on Twitter