911 call released in threat at Bolthouse Farms

Posted at 11:08 AM, Mar 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-03 14:36:45-05

A 911 call was released from when Bolthouse Farms was evacuated on February 5, 2016 after the Bakersfield Police Department received a call saying three explosives had been planted in the complex.

Approximately 1,300 employees were evacuated around 4 PM and were not allowed back in until 7:30 PM to claim their belongings. They were only allowed in after small areas in the facility were deemed clear.


BPD, Kern County Sheriff's Department, Hazmat and Kern County Fire Department and medical teams were on site for the early part of the evening.

On February 6, 2016, Deputies served a search warrant in the 5100 block of La Pinta Maria Drive.

Dwaine Powell was contacted at the scene and taken in custody without incident.  

Powell was booked into the Central Receiving Facility on the charge of PC 148.1(c), making a false bomb report.

In the 911 call that officials released on March 3, 2016, a man, who was later identified as Powell, is heard saying, "I was passed over for a position that I should've had and I'm pretty pissed off." "So the only thing I have to say is that I planted 3 pipe bombs on the premise with a detonator in three different locations and the only reason I'm giving you guys a heads up is because there are a couple people there that I like who should've had the day off."

Bolthouse Farms sells a line of fresh juice beverages. According to the business research company, Bolthouse Farms is one of the United States' leading producers of carrots.