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Plumas Sheriff’s Office and Butte Bomb Squad neutralized explosive device in Portola

Plumas County Sheriff’s Office received a call regarding a suspected improvised explosive device near the 500 block of East Sierra Avenue in Portola near the disc golf course on Sunday, May 21, at approximately 12:58 p.m. Sheriff’s personnel were dispatched immediately to secure the area.

Upon arrival, the PCSO contacted the Butte County Inter-Agency Bomb Squad, who responded to the scene. The highly trained bomb squad members conducted a thorough assessment and ultimately executed a safe operation to neutralize the suspected improvised explosive device.

The collaborative efforts between the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office and the Butte County Inter-Agency Bomb Squad were crucial in ensuring the safety of the community. “Their swift response and expertise in handling such situations played a vital role in resolving the incident without harm to anyone,” read a statement released by the Sheriff’s Office.

The investigation into the origin and reasons behind the placement of the device is currently ongoing. The Plumas County Sheriff’s Office is working diligently to gather all available evidence to ensure a complete investigation.

Residents are reminded to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity or objects to the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office immediately. The prompt reporting of such incidents greatly assists law enforcement in ensuring public safety.

Anyone with information related to this incident is urged to contact the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office at (530) 283-6300.


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