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Ridgecrest Police Department: Two arrested after pipe bombs found inside vehicle

Ridgecrest Police Department: Two arrested after pipe bombs found in vehicle
Posted at 6:24 AM, Dec 31, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-31 13:21:47-05

RIDGECREST, Calif. (KERO) — Ridgecrest Police Department said they arrested two people Thursday night after finding pipe bombs during a search of a vehicle.

Shortly before midnight, officers saw a vehicle parked at Fastrip at 345 South China Lake Boulevard, according to police.

Officers discovered one of the suspects, Junior Galang, 26, of Ridgecrest, had an active felony arrest warrant out, arrested him, and searched the vehicle. The officers found explosive devices in the vehicle and evacuated the business.

Kern County Sheriff Office's Bomb Squad was called in and they safely removed and disposed of the devices.

Amanda Dollman, 25, of Ridgecrest, was arrested on suspicion of being in possession of explosive devices. Dollman and Galang were later taken to Bakersfield and booked at the Central Receiving Facility.