The Walnut Creek police department’s bomb squad has been busy today.
First, the bomb squad was in San Ramon responding to a report of a possible pipe bomb on the Iron Horse Trail. According to the Pleasanton Weekly, the bomb squad had gone to San Ramon after local police received a call at 8:19 a.m. of a suspicious device on the trail near Alcosta Boulevard.
Police closed off that section of the trail, while the bomb squad, which serves jurisdictions throughout Contra Costa County, removed it. Police reopened the trail at about 11:15 a.m.
Already, at about 11 a.m., the bomb squad had been summoned north to investigate a suspicious package in a vacant house off Bancroft Road in Concord.
The Contra Costa Times said the bomb squad went to a house on St. Louis Drive, off Bancroft Road, near the Walnut Creek border.
Claycord.com said it received a tip from our Walnut Creek-based blogger friend, The DubC, saying the bomb squad had gone to the house to help dispose of a couple pipe bombs. Claycord.com later reported that the three suspicious devices the bomb squad found in the homes were not filled with explosive material.
Hmm. I MapQuested Bancroft Road and St. Louis Drive, and it’s a few hundred feet from —da-da-da—the Iron Horse Trail.
I know, probably just a coincidence.