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By Roger Harnack
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Tri-City bomb squad assists in Othello

Deputies continue search for suspect


Last updated 11/10/2022 at 12:13pm

Adams County Sheriff's Office

A technician readies a robot to assist with disposal of a possible explosive device in Othello.

OTHELLO – The bomb squad responded to a house Wednesday, Nov. 2, after deputies discovered a suspicious device while searching for a wanted man.

The device was discovered in the 300 block of Reynolds Road, Sheriff Dale Wager said, noting deputies were searching for Nicholas Romero-Rivera, 34, of Othello.

Romero-Rivera is wanted on possible charges of second-degree assault-domestic violence, unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of a sawed-off shotgun and several active warrants.

He is accused of being involved in a Friday, Oct. 28, domestic violence incident in which a saw...

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