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Potentially explosive device found in Temecula

Monday, December 2nd, 2013
Issue 49, Volume 17.

TEMECULA - At 11:01 AM, officers from the Temecula Police Department were contacted by a resident in the 30000 block of Pauba Road. The resident discovered a pipe, believed to be an explosive device, which had been found in a vacant lot. The resident delivered the pipe to a nearby CDF / Fire Station for assistance. Responding officers arrived and evacuated the immediate area.

The Riverside County Sheriff's Hazardous Device Team responded to the location and assumed the investigation. The Hazardous Device Team determined the object to be an old military grade flare. The Hazardous Device Team took possession of the device for destruction.

Any potentially explosive device has the likelihood to explode and cause harm. Generally, members of the public do not have the expertise to tell if devices are safe to move or not. Always Advertisement
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assume the device is hazardous. If you come across something that you think may be an explosive device:

Do not touch the device and immediately move away to a safe location.

Leave the item where it is - even if it looks old and rusty, it may still contain explosives and is therefore potentially dangerous.

Notify the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department and give them clear information about the description and location of the suspected item.

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department would like to inform the public when an object is located, which appears hazardous in nature, to leave the object where it was found and dial emergency services (Dial 9-1-1) from a non-cellular telephone line. It is recommended to refrain from using a cellular telephone or any other electronic device near and around any suspected explosive devices, when possible.



Comment Profile ImageNick
Comment #1 | Monday, Dec 2, 2013 at 2:45 pm
Picking up a device that is suspected to be a bomb and bringing it to a fire station? Hmmmm, reminds me of that joke where that guy walks into a bar with a handful of dog poop and says, "LOOK WHAT I ALMOST STEPPED IN!"

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