Kern County Man Arrested for Alleged Manufacture of Explosives

Kern County Man Arrested for Alleged Manufacture of Explosives
Above: Evidence seized during search warrant
Photos courtesy of Kern County Sheriff’s Office

Authorities in Kern County recently arrested an individual for the alleged manufacturing of explosive devices.

In a press release, the Sheriff’s Office reported that officers from multiple divisions carried out a search warrant on the 8200 block of Halleluiah Street in Bakersfield on July 3.

During the search, detectives allegedly found detonated explosives including a pipe bomb and other materials consistent with the alleged manufacture of improvised explosive devices.

Detectives also discovered copper wire and tools commonly used for copper wire theft, the Sheriff’s Office said.

As part of the investigation, authorities reportedly arrested Joseph Johnson, 32, on suspicion of possession of destructive device materials.

The investigation and search warrant reportedly involved authorities from the Sheriff’s Office Rural Crime Investigation Unit, the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area, the Probation Department, and the Sheriff’s Office Lamont Station.

Kern County Man Arrested for Alleged Manufacture of Explosives was last modified: July 15th, 2024 by admin
Categories: Kern

About Author

Dan Anderson

Eric Anderson is a California based writer/reporter covering both national and local crime and arrest news, with a primary focus on the Northern California area.

Write a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.