On 02-20-2015 at about 1040 hours the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a telephone call from a concerned citizen about a suspicious possible explosive container lying on the street at the corner of Myrtle Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue, Eureka. When deputies arrived on scene they saw a suspicious cylinder type container lying on the roadway next to the curb.
Sheriff Deputies with assistance from the California Highway Patrol blocked off the area around the suspicious item for public safety reasons. The Sheriff’s Office Deputies, specially trained in explosive, ordnance, devices (EOD) were called out to the scene to access the situation.
After EOD deputies closely examined the suspicious looking container it was determined it was not an explosive device. The container was similar in size, color and dimension of a real pipe bomb. The item turned out to be pieces of a fishing pole in the container.
Anyone with information for the Sheriffs Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriffs Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriffs Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.