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DATE/TIME: Wednesday, June 6, 2018, 2:37 p.m.

INCIDENT:   Found Military Ordnance

LOCATION: 900 block of Smith Road, Needles

SUSPECT(S): N/A

VICTIM(S): N/A

SUMMARY: On Wednesday, June 6, 2018, a resident in the City of Needles reported finding what he believed to be unexploded military ordnance in a garage. 

Deputies arrived and visually inspected the ordnance, then contacted the Sheriff’s Arson/Bomb Detail and gave a description of the device. 

Detective Phillips with Sheriff’s Arson/Bombs Detail responded to the scene and determined the ordnance was a live World War I French 37mm artillery round. The round was removed for destruction. 

Citizens are reminded to be extremely cautious when coming across suspected ordnance/explosives and to notify law enforcement immediately. Additionally, stay clear from the area where the ordnance was found. 

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Refer:                     Deputy Tyler Bengard/  Detective Brad Phillips

Station:                  Colorado River Sheriff/Needles Police Department

Phone No.             (760) 326-9200

Case No.                211800582

JOHN McMAHON, Sheriff-Coroner

San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

Needles Military Ordnance