Press release - Homemade Explosive Device

Published 7/11/2011 (all press releases for this day)


Jeri Williams
Chief of Police
Oxnard Police Department

R. Jason Benites
Assistant Chief

Scott Whitney
Assistant Chief

OXNARD POLICE DEPARTMENT

PRESS RELEASE

INCIDENT:  Homemade Explosive Device
DATE/TIME:  7-10-11 0830 hours
LOCATION:  2300 block of Greenbrook Drive
SUSPECT(S):  Unknown
PREPARED BY:  Sergeant Humberto Jimenez
CONTACT PERSON &
CONTACT INFO:
 Sergeant Christopher Williams christopherwilliams@oxnardpd.org

DETAILS:

On July 10, 2011 at approximately 8:30 AM, Officer Scott Matalon was patrolling the 2300 block of Greenbrook Drive, when he observed a suspicious container on the side of the road. The container was a one gallon plastic container with a wick fuse on the lid. Suspecting that it was an explosive device, the street was blocked off for public safety. Additionally, the Oxnard Fire Department Hazardous Materials and the Ventura County Sheriff’s Bomb Squad responded and rendered the device safe. It was later determined to be a homemade explosive device.

If anyone has information, they are encouraged to contact Sergeant Christopher Williams at (805) 486-6211 or remain anonymous and call the Ventura County Crime Stoppers at 1(800) 222-TIPS.



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