Found Explosive Device 12-31-19

Michael L. Haworth, Chief of Police

Pinellas Park Police Department

7700 59th Street N.

Pinellas Park, Florida 33781

Contact: Sergeant John Shea

Special Operations

o- 727-369-7840

jshea@pinellas-park.com

Title: Found Explosive Device

Case Number: 2019-99167

When: December 31, 2019

Where: 3920 78th Ave N (Sunny Rest Mobile Home Park)

On 12/31/2019 at approximately 4:20 PM, officers responded to Sunny Rest Mobile Home Park to reports of an explosive device being located.  On scene, officers located two pipe bomb style devices buried in the ground approximately 3 feet.  These devices were located while a maintenance worker was completing some work behind a mobile home.

The Tampa Police Department Bomb Squad responded and safely removed the devices from the property.  No other devices have been located at this time and there is no safety concern for the immediate area.  Upon further inspection, the devices are believed to have been buried for an extended period of time.

No other information is expected to be released.

Released by: Sergeant John Shea
Sergeant John Shea
Pinellas Park Police Department
Special Operations Supervisor  Communications: 727-369-7864Desk: 727-369-7840
Fax: 727-369-7819