Monday, July 28, 2008

Another "Kaboom" in Riverside County

On Sunday afternoon I referenced a post in the "Housing Kaboom" blog. The Inland Empire News Blog references another type of "kaboom," courtesy a Riverside County Sheriff's Department Press Release:

Sheriff Stanley Sniff
Perris Station
Press Release
Date/Time Written: July 25, 2008 / 8:00 p.m.
Type of Incident: Found Explosives
Date/Time of Incident: July 25, 2008 / 4:30 p.m.
Location of Incident: Washington x Van Buren, Woodcrest
Reporting Officer: Sgt. Cheryl Evans
File Number: PC08207077

On Friday, July 25, 2008, deputies responded to the area of Washington and Van Buren reference found explosives. The Riverside County Sheriff's Hazardous Device Team responded. They determined that there were old, abandoned, explosives located in a field. A 500 foot radius was cleared. There was no need to evacuate residences. Some nearby businesses were evacuated for a short period of time causing minimal impact to the businesses.

The California Highway Patrol assisted with the road closure of Van Buren and Washington in the immediate area. Traffic was stopped only for the time necessary to render the explosives safe.

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