Old mil­i­tary grenades safely det­o­nated in Lodi

Lodi News-Sentinel - - PAGE TWO - — Wes Bow­ers

WOODBRIDGE — A woman in Woodbridge’s Rio Vista neighborho­od was go­ing through her late hus­band’s be­long­ings last week­end when she found two mil­i­tary grenades.

Deputy An­drea Lopez, spokes­woman for the San Joaquin County Sher­iff ’s Of­fice, said the ex­plo­sive or­di­nance dis­posal team re­sponded to the 19000 block of North Rio Verde Lane at about 11:30 a.m. Sun­day to in­ves­ti­gate.

Team mem­bers took pos­ses­sion of the grenades and were able to safely de­ac­ti­vate and dis­pose of the grenades in a Lodi field, Lopez said. She did not know to which field the ex­plo­sives were taken.

“This is com­mon prac­tice and we en­cour­age the pub­lic to con­tact us when they come across a po­ten­tial ex­plo­sive de­vice, even if it ap­pears old and in­ac­tive),” Lopez said. “Please let us han­dle it.”

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