Four SLO juveniles arrested for explosive devices
April 3, 2010
Police responded to a 9-1-1 call around 10:30 p.m. Friday, following an alleged incident near the intersection of Pacific and Archer Streets in San Luis Obispo. A man reported being sprayed with an unknown liquid by occupants of an SUV. Upon confronting the passengers in the SUV, the man said that one of the occupants flashed a knife. As the SUV sped away, a small plastic bottle containing chemicals was thrown from the vehicle and exploded.
The four juveniles were arrested moments later near the intersection of Madonna Rd. and S. Higuera Streets. It is not known whether the suspects are involved with other reported cases of explosives being denotated–ten since January in San Luis Obispo.
All four were turned over to the SLO County Juvenile Services Center. They are charged with intent to make explosive or destructive devices. Two of them face an additional charge of possessing explosive or destructive devices in certain places. One suspect is also being charged with drawing/exhibiting a deadly weapon in a threatening fashion.