DATE/TIME: Wednesday, June 6, 2018, 2:37 p.m.
INCIDENT: Found Military Ordnance
LOCATION: 900 block of Smith Road, Needles
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