Suspected Explosive Device Draws Bomb Squad

Rohnert Park Police are investigating the incident and determining if in fact, the device was explosive.

The normally quiet Mary Place was buzzing with police action Wednesday because of a report of a bomb found in a truck parked along the street.

went to Mary Place at 6:30 p.m., on Wednesday after receiving a call about a possible explosive device attached to a toolbox in the bed of a truck.

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Rohnert Park officers called in the assistance of a UC Berkley bomb disposal team who advised the officers to evacuate homes along Mary Place surrounding the truck as a safety precaution. By 8:30 p.m., police evacuated the nearby residences and cordoned off the street.

“The truck owner is in Marin, lives in Marin County,” Rohnert Park Police Lt. Jeff Taylor said. “His son and the wife that he’s going through a divorce with is at the Mary Place (home).”

The bomb squad arrived and removed the suspected explosive device from the truck for analysis and disposal. Within two hours after the bomb team’s arrival, the street was re-opened and the residents were allowed to re-enter their homes.

Taylor said this afternoon that it’s an ongoing investigation and there have been no arrests made.

“We are still investigating it, looking into charges, if anything will be charged,” Taylor said.  “We don’t want to call it a bomb, like he meant to hurt somebody, that’s not where our investigation is leading. Was it truly an explosive device? We don’t know what to call it.”

But Taylor said that the device is under analysis at UC Berkley.

Rohnert Park Patch will continue to follow this story as it develops.

Were you evacuated from your home because of this incident? Tell us in the comments.

Robert jeremiah August 03, 2012 at 05:14 PM
Nice job. Kudos to the officer who was on the ball and followed through on this. We need more officers like this!!
Col P. J. Cirby August 03, 2012 at 05:34 PM
Concur. Very astute cop! Great work.
G Man August 04, 2012 at 05:21 AM
The nearest available bomb squad is in Berkeley? Wow


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