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Kern County Sheriff's Department bomb squad personnel at the scene of what turned out to be non-explosive material. [photo by Gary Meyer]
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A Kern County Sheriff's deputy on-scene at a house on Pico Trail in Frazier Park for a report of possible explosive material found inside a garage. [photo by Gary Meyer]
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A sheriff's deputy goes to nearby homes to speak with residents about a potential danger. [photo by Gary Meyer]
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A sheriff's deputy goes door to door at homes adjacent to the scene where the possible explosive was found. [photo by Gary Meyer]
UPDATE: FRAZIER PARK, CA (Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 11:05 a.m.)—Kern County Sheriff’s Department bomb squad personnel at the scene determined that the material was probably not explosive, but Sr. Deputy David Hubbard said it would be disposed of. Hubbard said the sheriff’s department doesn’t discuss methods used to dispose of potentially explosive materials.
FRAZIER PARK, CA (Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 9:05 a.m.)—Kern County Sheriff’s Department bomb squad is enroute to a house on Pico Trail in Frazier Park for a possible discovery of C4 plastic explosive material found in a garage.
Malinda Chadwick found an object approximately 2 inches by 3 inches by 2 inches in size which had “C4” on its wrapping. Chadwick’s housemate, Gena Bentley, died last month and apparently had stored the explosive in the garage after having been involved with mining operations.
Kern County Sheriff’s Sergeant Mark Brown said the material was not attached to any type of igniter and it appears to be “dormant.” His deputy photographed the object and texted the photo to bomb squad personnel. Brown said the bomb squad may simply take it away in a box.
Occupants of nearby homes have been notified and the bomb squad was in the process of assembling its team at 9 a.m.
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This is part of the June 27, 2014 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.
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