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Pinellas Park Police Department
Friday April 16th, 2010 :: 04:22 p.m. EDT

Advisory

Press Release Issued - Suspicious Device Located - Bomb Squad Contacted.

Press Release

Pinellas Park Police Department
 
4/16/2010 10:30 AM
 
65th Avenue / Haines Road, Pinellas Park
 
Officers were sent to a report of a suspicious device that was in a ditch near Haines Road and 65 Avenue North.  The article is approximately 18 inches long and 6 inches in diameter and resembles a cartridge that would be used in an artillery gun.  Police officers restricted traffic in the area to keep people from getting too close.  Tampa Bomb Squad was called to examine and dispose of the device.   The device was apparently found by a scrapper near a mobile home park on Haines Road.  He had been carrying this item around with him for the past couple days and intended on selling it as scrap metal.  This morning friends saw the item and told the scrapper they thought it might be dangerous so the scrapper place the item into a drainage ditch and called police.

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Address/Location
Pinellas Park Police Department
7700 59th St N
Pinellas Park, FL 33781

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 727-541-0758

Brian Unmisig
Records Section
bunmisig@pinellas-park.com
727-541-0785

6500 Haines Rd
St Petersburg, FL 33702

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