A police car blocked the street on Saturday at 36th Street and Landis Avenue while authorities investigated the discovery of chemicals and other explosive components inside a local residence.

By Donald Wittkowski

Sea Isle City police have arrested a local man on charges of possessing chemicals and components used for making explosives.

Steven Lamb, 29, also was charged with weapons and drug offenses after LSD strips and a CO2-powered handgun were found in a Sea Isle residence at around 9:45 a.m. Saturday, police said in a press release Wednesday.

Police did not specify in the release what types of explosives-making materials were discovered. Lamb was charged with two counts of possession of chemicals and components “for the purpose of manufacturing explosive devices.”

Sea Isle police were assisted by the Cape May County Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive Weapons Unit, the Atlantic City Police Bomb Squad, the FBI and the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office.

Police Chief Thomas D’Intino said in the release that police responded quickly and professionally and that “at no time were Sea Isle residents in any danger.”

D’Intino could not be reached for comment Wednesday. The police department declined to release other details of Lamb’s arrest, saying that the case remains under investigation. Lamb’s home address was not disclosed.

According to the press release, police responded to a medical incident at a local residence and saw some “suspicious materials” while they were there. The release did not disclose the address of the residence or elaborate on what type of medical incident was involved.

However, a reporter was at the scene Saturday when police responded to the residence at 36th Street and Landis Avenue.

Emergency vehicles also were at the scene Saturday when police responded at 36th Street and Landis Avenue.

Lamb was transported to an unspecified hospital after he was taken into custody. Police would not say whether he was later taken to jail.

Police did not release any information on Lamb’s background or occupation.

A profile for a Steve Lamb, of Sea Isle City, on the professional networking website LinkedIn says he has been the owner and operator of a company called Altered Elevations since July 2014. Altered Elevations is involved in “making, repairing and designing props for fire-performance art,” his profile says.

The employment history in Lamb’s LinkedIn profile also says he has been working as a Wawa associate in Ocean City since July 2016.

The profile also says he has been working in event security since September 2014 for Argus Event Staffing LLC, which provides security at sporting and music events in the Denver area.

Lamb studied business administration and management at the University of West Virginia from 2006 to 2008 and is a 2006 graduate of Cinnaminson High School in Cinnaminson, N.J., according to his LinkedIn profile. and will continue to report on this developing story as more details become available.