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On Jan. 8, 2020, at about 1:46 p.m., a citizen contacted the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Emergency Communications Center to report a suspicious device discovered in the yard of a residence on the 2300 block of Parkwood Boulevard in the Humboldt Hill area.
The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team was dispatched to investigate. California Highway Patrol officers responded to assist in temporarily closing Humboldt Hill Road between Kipling Drive and Parkwood Boulevard. The Humboldt Bay Fire Department also responded to assist. During this time, local residents were advised to stay indoors while deputies investigated.
Utilizing an EOD robot, deputies determined the suspicious device to contain explosive materials. Deputies then rendered the device safe and collected it for further investigation. Humboldt Hill Road was re-opened to traffic shortly after.
There is no perceived threat to the public at this time.
Anyone with information regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.
The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind the public that if you see something suspicious or out of place in your neighborhood, do not touch or move it, but contact your local law enforcement.