Fire extinguishers dropped off at Hemet DMV cause evacuation, bomb squad response

HEMET — Bomb squad members were called out to inspect two fire extinguishers a man reportedly placed inside the Hemet DMV office before walking away earlier today. The incident forced the evacuation and closure of the office for about five hours. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: UPDATE: MV “speed contest” leaves multiple ejected – 4 dead, 1 seriously injured Dozens of […]

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Bomb squad disposes “rotting & unstable” dynamite found at Anderson home

ANDERSON — The discovery of rotting and unstable dynamite during a code enforcement inspection of a private Anderson residence forced residential evacuations and road closures, while bomb squad members safely disposed of the potentially dangerous items. The dynamite was found at a home on Barney Rd. late Thursday afternoon, Aug. 30, and the discovery caused officials to close Barney Rd. […]

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ANDERSON: Dangers, questions remain after hundreds of pounds of explosives found

UPDATED: Saturday, Mar. 3, 11:30 p.m. SEE ORIGINAL STORY AND UPDATES BELOW ANDERSON — Shasta County’s Director of Emergency Services has declared a local emergency following last Tuesday’s discovery of several hundred pounds of explosives inside an outbuilding/barn on a rural property at 5747 Happy Valley Road in Anderson. The explosives were discovered by deputies during a residential burglary investigation and their unexpected discovery prompted the mandatory evacuations of nearly 100 homes […]

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HEMET – Sheriff’s bomb squad called out to inspect and detonate suspicious package

HEMET — Sheriff’s bomb squad members assisting Hemet Police Department investigating a suspicious package later detonated the item, early Monday evening, Jan. 15. The investigation caused the temporary closure of Florida Avenue, between Hamilton and Palm Avenues, in Hemet. Although details are still emerging, after members of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Hazardous Device Team detonated the suspicious package they determined it had posed […]

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Riverside Sheriff’s HDT members go out of their way to prove they are the bomb

Taking a break from their normal, day-to-day operations for a recent day of training, members of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Hazardous Device Team, otherwise known as the bomb squad, had a few extra minutes – and clearly some leftover explosive ordnance – and created a video featuring members from the department’s Hazardous Device Team. (See attached video below.) According to sheriff […]

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RIVERSIDE: “Destructive device” located at Fairmount Park after explosion report

RIVERSIDE – Bomb Squad personnel from Riverside Police Department’s Technical Services Unit were called to Fairmount Park after receiving reports of an explosion, Friday, Jan. 6. Bomb squad members located a “destructive device” inside a trash can near the boathouse at the park’s Lake Evans, an official explained in a press release about the incident. Officials first responded to the park about 2:45 […]

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Explosive device detonated in Valle Vista

A robot from the Riverside Sheriff’s Hazardous Devices Team moves in to inspect what was later determined to be an explosive device from a residence on Germaine Lane in Valle Vista. HDT members later detonated the device. Public Safety incidents photo VALLE VISTA – Riverside County Sheriff’s officials and members of the department’s Hazardous Devices Team were called once again to […]

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