California: 17-year-old boy was making bombs at Atwater home and selling them online

An Atwater teenager has been arrested, accused of making explosive devices and selling them on the internet. Early on Monday morning, multiple agencies, including the Merced Police Department’s bomb squad and Merced County Sheriff’s Office, filled Pacemaker Drive near Mary Read More …

California: Pomona Patrol Officers Respond to Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center for a Pipe Bomb

On Monday, August 15, 2022, at approximately 9:04 PM, Pomona Police Dispatch received a call from Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center Security staff. Security staff advised dispatch they located a PVC pipe with endcaps and a fuse on person who Read More …

California: Second Defendant Sentenced for Non-Injury Pipe Bomb Explosion at Kearny Mesa Hotel

The second of two suspects charged with planting a pipe bomb that detonated at a Kearny Mesa hotel earlier this year but caused no injuries was sentenced Wednesday to two years behind bars. Grover Preston Everett, 39, received the same Read More …

California: Oakland mail bomber who targeted law enforcement officers gets 40 years in prison

Ross Gordon Laverty, who sent mail bombs in 2017 to homes of law enforcement officers in Alameda and East Palo Alto out of revenge, was sentenced to 40 years in federal prison Thursday, authorities said. Laverty was convicted in October Read More …

California: Man arrested, bomb-making materials found in Pleasant Hill

A San Francisco Bay Area man has been arrested after police found an incendiary device and bomb-making materials in his apartment, authorities said. The 27-year-old man, who has not been identified, came under police scrutiny after detectives police connected him Read More …

LAPD bomb technician’s warnings were ignored before ill-fated fireworks detonation, report finds

Before members of the LAPD bomb squad destroyed part of a South L.A. neighborhood by exploding a stash of illegal fireworks last summer, they repeatedly ignored warnings from one of their most experienced technicians that the plan was not safe, Read More …

759th Ordnance Company (EOD) technicians clear more than 700 rounds from Air Force range

FORT IRWIN, California – A team of U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians cleared 723 rounds from a U.S. Air Force training range in California’s Mojave Desert. Three EOD Soldiers from the Fort Irwin, California-based 759th Ordnance Company (EOD) disposed Read More …