• Possible Pipe Bomb Detonated on Ocean View Blvd.

    A citizen phoned in a suspicious item they saw in a flower bed on the bike trail along Ocean View Blvd., near the intersection with 10th Street at about 7:00 p.m. on June 17. Officers were dispatched and found what appeared to be a homemade explosive device.

    The area was cordoned off from Monterey Street to 8th St. on Ocean View Blvd.

    The Monterey County Sheriff’s Bomb Squad retrieved the item using a remote controlled robot, which fired a charge and destroyed the possible bomb. Fragments were collected and will be analyzed, according to Pacific Grove Police Department Cdr. Cassie McSorley. That may take several weeks. Cdr. McSorley said that all indications are that it was, in fact, a pipe bomb.

    There is currently no speculation as to who, what or why the device was placed and no notes or other communication have been given to the police department.

    Anyone with any additional information, or who might have seen the device being planted, is asked to contact the Pacific Grove Police Department at 831-648-3143.

    posted to Cedar Street Times on June 18, 2014

    Topics: Front PG News, Police Log

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