VICTORVILLE – It is not unusual for the Sheriff’s H.O.P.E. (Homeless Outreach and Proactive Enforcement) team to walk through desert areas to locate and offer assistance to the homeless in the Victorville community.
At approximately 1:25 p.m., during the Monday, October 3, 2016, outreach they made an alarming discovery in an empty field near Seneca Road and Lorene Drive. While in the empty field, according to Sheriff’s officials, they discovered several pieces of military ammunition, one of those a 155mm round that appeared to be intact.
Following the discovery, the Sheriff’s Bomb and Arson detail responded to the scene to investigate the finding.
“Two detectives from the Special Enforcement Division responded to the location and conducted diagnostics on the item in question,” sheriff officials said in the news release. “ After inspection, it was determined that the ordinance was in fact live.” Military personnel was called to the scene to collect these items, which were illegally dumped in close proximity to a residential neighborhood.
The Sheriff’s Department reminds residents to be aware of illegal dumping and to call local law enforcement and report offenders. If anyone should discover suspicious items, please call 911 immediately and maintain a safe distance away from the object.
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