UPDATE: 2 men charged with trespassing onto Nevada National Security site released on bail


LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The two men from the Netherlands charged with trespassing at the Nevada National Security Site were released on $500 bail Thursday and don’t have to remain in the U.S., according to the Nye County Sheriff’s Office.

Charles Wilhelmus Jacob Sweep, 21, and Tres Granzier, 20, were arrested Tuesday after deputies discovered their car parked near a gate approximately 3-miles into the Nevada National Security property.

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Two foreign nationals were arrested for trespass at Nevada National Security Site

Posted by Nye County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday, September 11, 2019

They told deputies that one of them was a YouTuber and that they were there to look at the facility. Deputies found several cameras, a phone and a drone inside their vehicle. Both of the men also said that they speak, write and read English, and had seen and understood the ‘no trespassing’ signs, but they still entered the property of the facility.

Both men consented to a search of their cameras, and the footage on them was of the Nevada National Security site property.

Both Sweep and Granzier were arrested. They were booked into the Nye County Jail.

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