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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 28, 1995
Police evacuated 34 homes here Saturday morning after a passerby found a home-crafted explosive lying in a brush area, authorities said. The Los Angeles Police Department bomb squad detonated the explosive at the scene shortly after the police were called at 8 a.m., said Sgt. Al Yarbrough of the Foothill Division. "This was a bomb constructed to cause injury," Yarbrough said. The residents evacuated around Polk Street and Norris Avenue returned to their homes after about two hours.
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May 12, 1995 | MARK SABBATINI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A former sheriff's deputy described as mentally unstable was ordered Thursday to stand trial on felony charges of making terrorist threats after telling a deputy at a local courthouse that his briefcase contained a bomb. Judge Floyd Baxter ordered James Drummond Collet, 30, held in lieu of $1 million bail after a preliminary hearing of the evidence against him.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 29, 1995 | MARK SABBATINI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A former sheriff's deputy pleaded not guilty Friday to charges of claiming to have a bomb in a briefcase he brought to a courthouse. The contents of the briefcase brought to Newhall Municipal Court on Wednesday by James Drummond Collet turned out to be harmless, but a search of his Canyon Country home by authorities allegedly turned up numerous illegal weapons and paraphernalia.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 27, 1995 | JACK CHEEVERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A thermos full of Kool-Aid prompted the evacuation of 200 people from Los Angeles County government headquarters Wednesday morning. At about the same time, a "suspicious-looking" box that turned out to be stuffed with copies of Playboy and similar magazines kept several hundred judges, lawyers and jurors waiting outside the Santa Monica courthouse. Meanwhile, a briefcase containing a court interpreter's electronic gear prompted up to 100 people to clear out of the Downtown federal courthouse.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 1995 | VIVIEN LOU CHEN
Police evacuated about 30 homes and called in a military bomb squad after a device believed to be a military bomb began smoking Saturday in a Chatsworth man's back yard, authorities said. The man reportedly found the device a week ago in the desert near Edward's Air Force Base and brought it back to his home in the 10300 block of Owensmouth Avenue. "We have no idea why he brought it back," said Los Angeles Police Department spokesman Arthur Holmes. "That's a mystery.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 16, 1994 | JULIE TAMAKI and JENNIFER OLDHAM, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Holiday shoppers began trickling back to the Glendale Galleria on Thursday, the day after a bomb scare forced the evacuation of more than 50,000 people and cost mall merchants an estimated tens of thousands of dollars in lost sales. Despite the dramatic evacuation--and subsequent recovery by police of three fake "bombs"--the mall opened on time Thursday, with the first 2,000 customers receiving $5 gift certificates for mall merchandise and tickets for free coffee.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 15, 1994 | VIVIEN LOU CHEN and STEVE RYFLE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
More than 50,000 shoppers and employees were driven out of the Glendale Galleria Wednesday as police, responding to an anonymous telephone threat, searched out and destroyed three packages that turned out to be heavily wrapped five-pound bags of flour, labeled "bomb."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 15, 1994 | VIVIEN LOU CHEN and STEVE RYFLE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
More than 50,000 shoppers and employees were driven out of the Glendale Galleria on Wednesday as police, responding to an anonymous telephone threat, searched out and destroyed three packages that turned out to be heavily wrapped five-pound bags of flour labeled "bomb."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 3, 1992
One heart surgery was briefly interrupted and about 35 patients, including 11 pregnant women, were evacuated from the north and west wings of Long Beach Memorial Medical Center on Monday while police checked out a "suspicious device" that looked like a bomb. Patients, employees and visitors from several areas, including labor and delivery , were moved to other parts of the hospital until authorities established that the suspected bomb was bogus, said hospital spokesman Ron Yukelson.
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