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Bomb squad called out over suspicious device in Turlock

POSTED February 14, 2017 8:45 p.m.

The Turlock Police Department called out the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department’s bomb squad after a suspicious device was found near the railroad tracks in Turlock.

The device turned out to be nothing explosive, but it did close off traffic briefly at the busy intersection of N. Golden State Boulevard and Fulkerth Road.

The device was first spotted by a Turlock Police officer around 4:15 a.m. Tuesday along the shoulder of N. Golden State Boulevard and south of Fulkerth Road.

The device was a square object that had wires protruding from it and was sounding an alarm, said Turlock Police spokesperson Officer Steve Rodrigues.

“The intersection was closed to traffic and the area was cordoned off out of an abundance of caution,” Rodrigues said.

The Stanislaus County Sheriff Explosive Ordinance Disposal Team was notified and arrived at approximately 6:15 a.m. The team disassembled the device and determined it was not an explosive. The intersection was opened about an hour later.

This investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information on the device should call Officer Thomas Bohanan at 668-5550 ext. 6735. You can also contact the Turlock Police Department’s Tip Line at (209) 668-5550 extension 6780 or email at


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