A bomb squad was called in to a Lewiston storage facility Monday after an incendiary device was discovered in the storage unit of a man recently sent to prison for child sex abuse.
Allan Helm, 53, of Lewiston, was sentenced earlier this month to 10 years behind bars
for the sexual exploitation of a minor and two counts of video voyeurism. Prosecutors said Helm was captured on video committing sexual acts on a sleeping juvenile and recorded video in a boys' bathroom.
This morning's Lewiston Tribune
reports that when movers began cleaning out Helm's storage unit at the 16th Avenue Mini Storage, they discovered a device that included a series of mortar-style fireworks in a plastic container wrapped in tape and tipped with a fuse. Fire crews and a bomb squad from Spokane, Wash. came to the scene and hit the incendiary device with blasts from a water cannon before disposing of the device.
Law enforcement said in addition to the device, Helm's storage unit contained boxes of commercial-grade fireworks.