December 9, 1999 |
A Nevada couple, Ronald and Jan Brown, have been ordered to appear in Sacramento today before a grand jury investigating an alleged plot to bomb targets in Northern California, a Nevada newspaper, the Lahontan Valley News/Fallon Eagle Standard, reported. Another paper, the Reno Gazette-Journal, reported Wednesday that two men being investigated in the alleged plot--Kevin Ray Patterson, 42, of Camino, Calif., and Charles Dennis Kiles, 49, of Placerville, Calif.
October 6, 1999 |
A man wanted for a series of bombings last year in Northern California--including the homes of the current and a former Fremont police chief--was arrested Tuesday at his suburban San Diego home, police said. Rodney Blach, 53, was wanted on a warrant from Alameda County on 11 charges including attempted murder, using a destructive device to murder and using a destructive device to terrorize, officials said.
April 11, 1998 |
A sheriff's deputy was shot in the back and a second was hurt in a car crash after a bizarre attack Friday by at least one man wearing four bulletproof vests, deputies said. The suspect's van and a patrol car burst into flames after the head-on crash. About 75 people in a square-mile area were evacuated for several hours because the van's driver told a deputy that ammunition and a pipe bomb were inside. Investigators found fragments of a possible bomb and a second, live pipe bomb.
March 31, 1998 |
Investigators searched Monday for the bomber who left explosives at the homes of the city's police chief and a councilman in what police are calling "acts of terrorism." No one was hurt when one bomb exploded outside Police Chief Craig Steckler's home early Sunday, ripping a 10-foot-wide hole in the roof. Authorities safely dismantled a second device found outside the house of Councilman Bob Wasserman, Steckler's predecessor as police chief.
March 30, 1998 |
A firebomb exploded at the home of Fremont Police Chief Craig Steckler early Sunday as he and his family slept inside, but nobody was hurt, police said. Later in the day, authorities found a second explosive device in front of the home of former Police Chief Robert Wasserman, now a City Council member. That one was safely disarmed. No motive for the two incidents was known. The 4:16 a.m.
January 5, 1998 |
Four people were injured Sunday when a package addressed to one resident exploded inside the family's home, police said. The package, wrapped as a Christmas present, had been hand-delivered and was left on the front porch, police Lt. Ron Jackson said. The gift was addressed to 15-year-old Malcolm Penton, who brought the package inside. It blew up about 2:20 p.m., police said.