Pleasant Hill Police arrest man after explosive device and materials found

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The Pleasant Hill Police Department announced the arrest of a 27-year-old man who was in possession of bomb-making materials and/or explosive devices.

Police say detectives from the Pleasant Hill Police Department as well as the Clayton Police Department were actively investigating a series of vandalisms, which occurred in both jurisdictions. The investigation led to the identification of a suspect (27 year old male, resident of Pleasant Hill). During this vandalism investigation, Pleasant Hill PD detectives uncovered evidence that the suspect was in possession of bomb-making materials and/or explosive devices.

On 3/18/2022 at approximately 3:00 p.m. Detectives from Pleasant Hill PD along with the Walnut Creek Police Department Bomb Squad and Clayton PD executed a search warrant in the 300 block of Longbrook Way. Explosive materials and an explosive device were at the scene. Many residents were evacuated.

Contra Costa County Hazmat along with ConFire Hazmat and the FBI responded to assist in the investigation. The suspect was arrested without incident and remanded to the county jail. The scene was secured and the evacuation order was lifted.

The investigation is still ongoing at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Pleasant Hill Police Department at 925-288-4600.

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