California: IED Discovered During Vehicle Search

Tripwire, 18 May 2022

On 11 May 2022, Turlock Police Department (TPD) officers conducting a search warrant on a vehicle discovered an IED inside the passenger compartment, prompting a partial evacuation of TPD’s Public Safety Facility. The Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Bomb Squad responded to the scene and removed the device from the vehicle. No further device details have been released, but the device was later analyzed and confirmed to be an explosive. On 13 May, the 23-year-old vehicle owner was arrested following a car pursuit in Solano County. The suspect faces charges of aggravated assault, hit and run, evading an officer, resisting arrest and possession of a destructive device. TPD detectives, investigators with the Special Investigations Unit , and ATF agents are assisting in the ongoing investigation.