Domestic Dispute Brings on the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department Bomb Squad
POMONA – Pomona Police Department Investigative Services Division has just released details of an incident which occurred on 08/23/2020 at 6:37 PM, when Patrol Officers immediately headed to the scene of a domestic-dispute call at a home on the 1600 block of Lawrence Place. “It was reported to the responding officers that the suspect had pushed and thrown a drink on a female adult at the location who was the mother of his children,” said Sergeant Iain Miller.
From there, one simple question took matters to an escalated level. “Officers at the location inquired about the existence of any firearms in the home,” said Sgt. Miller, as “the law allows for the removal of firearms for temporary safe-keeping at the scene of a domestic dispute.”
When the answer was “multiple firearms,” an extensive search revealed “shotguns, handguns, and rifles – one of which had been reported as stolen,” said Sgt. Miller. Also discovered were “7 military smoke grenades, 2 suspected smoke grenades, 2 illumination flares, 2 pounds of a white powder substance, a roll of hobby fuse, an electric detonator, 2 containers of Hexamine tablets, and one pound of smokeless powder.”
This required members of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department Bomb Squad to respond and take possession of items which represent a serious and deadly situation that can quickly turn tragic. Experts warn of the destructive potential of even the smallest device.
Consequently, Pomona PD arrested Suspect Jan Kumar Agarwala, (54) of Pomona, and booked him into the Pomona City Jail.
The Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office filed five charges against Agarwala: 12305 H&S – Possession of Explosive, 18720 PC – Possession of Ingredients to make a Destructive Device, 496(a) PC – Receiving Stolen Property, 21500(c) PC – Criminal Storage of a Firearm, and 243(e)(1) PC – Domestic Battery.
Investigators urge anyone with information regarding INCIDENT # 20-093416 to please contact Pomona PD (909) 620-2085. To provide information anonymously, call “Crime Stoppers” 1-800-222-TIPS(8477).