For those who love the smell of red phosphorus in the morning.
Pacific Grove Police said that the live red phosphorus U.S. military marine locater flare was found near Asilomar near and the 1400 block of Sunset Drive. After securing the area, the police notified the Monterey County Bomb Squad, who in turn contacted the Department of Defense Bomb Squad at Travis.
The bomb squad used explosives to blow up the device, which is used for military search and rescue operations and
Fireworks Come Early
A 16-year-old boy who is a football player at Pacific Grove High School was identified this week as the person who made a bomb threat against Carmel High School, investigators said.
The student used a social media campus feed app, Ogle, to write an anonymous message Feb. 21. The Carmel-Pacific Grove rivalry hits it peak during the annual Shoe Game in November.
Deputies traced Ogle messages back to the football player, served search warrants and interviewed him.
P.G. High Football Player Sent Carmel High Bomb Threats
Police are investigating an explosion that left a building on Presidio Boulevard with shattered windows and broken light fixtures early Saturday morning.
Nearby residents told police an explosion activated several car alarms and left a smoky stench that they thought came from fireworks. Police combed the area near Austin Avenue and found that a large, homemade mortar-style device had exploded in EnviroTemp Heating and Cooling’s parking lot, police said.
Bomb Goes Off In Del Monte Park
First it was just rouge bicyclists, murderous attackers, robbers and stabbings, now we have pipe bombs to contend with,
The Monterey County sheriff’s bomb squad detonated a suspected pipe bomb Tuesday night after the device was found at the side of a popular trail, police said.
The bomb squad was alerted after officers went to the bike trail along Ocean View Boulevard near 10th Street and Berwick Park about 7 p.m. to check out the device.
The bomb squad used a remote control robot to secure the device and to fire an explosive charge that destroyed it. There was explosive material in the device, McSorley said.
Pipe Bomb On Recreation Trail
If you see a book that does not look just right, report it immediately.
The Monterey County Bomb Squad responded to a house in New Monterey Thursday night on reports of a suspicious envelope being delivered to the residence.
Law enforcement was notified around 7 p.m. and responded to the home on Parcel Street off Prescott Avenue. The bomb squad arrived on scene by 8 p.m., and used a portable X-ray machine and robot to examine the package.
Just before 9:20 p.m., the bomb squad confirmed the envelope contained nothing dangerous. In fact, the envelope contained two children’s books.
Books – They Can Be Dangerous In The Wrong Hands
Deputies responded to a call Monday reporting a possible explosive device on Jolon Road, three miles south of King City.
A state work crew cleaning the road shoulder found a three-inch long PVC pipe with end caps and a thick wire protruding from one end.
The bomb squad deployed its new robot, affectionately known as “Boomer,” and reported that the package was “blown to pieces.”
It was then that officers discovered the item was actually a “hidden treasure” planted in the oak tree by a geocaching club.
The clubs, growing in popularity around the world, use Global Positioning System instruments to find hidden items after reading clues and GPS coordinates.
Check with geocaching.com for some helpful advice about leaving odd packages out in the wilds:
Please use common sense when choosing a location for your cache. Do not place your cache in any location where it might be confused with something more dangerous.
Whatever the container, make sure to mark your cache so that someone who doesn’t play can figure out what it is. Most folks mark the container with Geocaching.com, the name of the cache, and any contact information they feel is necessary. More info is better than less.
Extreme Geocaching Brings In The Bomb Squad
Pacific Grove police are investigating a false bomb threat to Pacific Grove High School called in about 7:45 a.m. Tuesday.
An unidentified male caller used a stolen cell phone to dial 9-1-1, say there was a bomb at the school and warn that “everyone is going to die,” police said.
P.G. High Gets Bomb Threat