Man Arrested for Placing an Explosive Device Near A Residence in Rancho Cucamonga

A Devore man has been arrested on suspicion of having planted a bomb in a Rancho Cucamonga residential neighborhood.
On June 3, 2024, at 4:36 PM, deputies from the Rancho Cucamonga Police Department responded the 9300 block of Lomita Drive regarding reports of a suspicious device near the roadway. Residents nearby were evacuated as a precaution. The San Bernardino Sheriff’s arson/bomb detail responded and the explosive device was disarmed and removed.
Residents in the evacuated area were allowed back into their homes at about 10:20 p.m.
Through investigation, Detective Derek Brandt identified the suspect responsible for having planted the device as Brian Carreon, a convicted felon, and believes Carreon is responsible for placing the explosive device at the location.
On June 7, 2024, Carreon, 52 of Devore, was arrested for Penal Code 18715, possession of explosives in public. A search warrant at Carreon’s residence in Devore revealed chemicals and materials consistent with making explosive devices. Chemicals known to manufacture methamphetamine, a stolen firearm, and ammunition were also found. Additional felony charges have been recommended to the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office.

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