Old military grenades safely detonated in Lodi
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.”