• Pacific Grove Man Detonates ‘Seal Bomb’ Near Gas Station

    Michael Harley HendersonOn Dec. 11, 2014 at about 9:00 p.m. an officer was on routine patrol in the 1100 block of Forest Avenue when he heard a loud bang and saw a person running toward him from the direction of  nearby hardware store and gas station. The witness informed the officer that  man had lit and thrown an explosive device near the gas station. When confronted by the witness, the man discarded an unlit device that was retrieved by the witness and given to the officer.

    The officer identified the device as a “seal bomb,” which is a small explosive device used by fishermen to scare away seals.

    The officer made contact with the man, identified as 28 year-old Michael Harley Henderson of Pacific Grove, who was located inside n adjacent liquor store. The subject admitted to detonating the first device and discarding the second one. The subject was arrested, booked at the station, and transported to the Monterey County Jail where he is being lodged pending arraignment.

    The subject was charged with violation of Section 18715(a) of the California Penal Code – Reckless or Malicious Possession of Any Destructive Device – which is a felony. He was also charged with Section 12679 of the California Health and Safety Code – Discharging an explosive device within 100 feet of  location where gasoline is stored or dispensed, which is a misdemeanor.

     

    posted to Cedar Street Times on December 12, 2014

    Topics: Front PG News, Police Log, Uncategorized

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