- Monday May 14th, 2012 :: 12:04 p.m. PDT
Found Inert Grenade Investigation on trail in park in Palos Verdes Estates
On Saturday, May 12, 2012, at 1:37 P.M., Sergeant Danny E. Coon reports deputies from Lomita Sheriff's Station and Sheriff's Parks Bureau (South Zone) responded to a “Found Grenade” call at the South Coast Botanic Gardens, 26300 Crenshaw Boulevard, Palos Verdes Estates.
The grenade was found along the Banyan Grove Trail, adjacent to Crenshaw Boulevard. The location was secured and Los Angeles County Sheriff's Arson Explosives Detail was notified and responded.
The device was determined to be an Inert Grenade Body (containing no explosives) by Sheriff's Arson Explosives Detail investigators who they took possession of the device for destruction.
The park entrance was temporarily closed for approximately 80 minutes during the investigation. Traffic outside the Park was unaffected.
Recently there was a movie production at the Botanic Gardens, and the device may have been left by the production company. The incident is still under investigation.
For further information, contact LASD Sergeant Acevedo, Arson Explosives Detail, at (323) 881-7500. Or if you wish to remain Anonymous, call “LA Crime Stoppers” by dialing 800-222-TIPS (8477), texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org
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