Man is arrested for allegedly placing an explosive device near a home in Rancho Cucamonga |  News from the Inland Empire
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Man is arrested for allegedly placing an explosive device near a home in Rancho Cucamonga | News from the Inland Empire

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Office said a man was arrested for allegedly placing an explosive device near a residence in Rancho Cucamonga.

The incident occurred on June 3 at 4:36 p.m., when Rancho Cucamonga Police deputies responded to the 9300 block of Lomita Drive for a report of an explosive device found near the roadway. As a precaution, local residents were evacuated.

The device was disarmed and removed by San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Bomb/Arson personnel. Around 10:20 p.m., residents of the evacuated area were able to return to their homes

During the course of the investigation, Detective Derek Brandt identified the suspect as Brian Carreon, a 52-year-old Devore resident and convicted felon.

On June 7, Carreon was arrested on suspicion of possessing explosives in public places.

The sheriff’s office said a search warrant on Carreon’s property turned up chemicals and materials that could be used to make explosive devices. Chemicals known to be used to produce methamphetamine, stolen firearms and ammunition were also found. The district prosecutor’s office was recommended to bring additional charges.

Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Rancho Cucamonga PD at (909) 477-2800. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should contact the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or visit www.wetip.com.