News Update!!: Needles, CA: Deputies arrested 2 people and possible explosive device found at Westside Chevron was non-explosive.

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News Update!!: Needles, CA: Deputies arrested 2 people and possible explosive device found at Westside Chevron was non-explosive.

ZachNews has received the latest information regarding that reported suspicious vehicle and device found at Westside Chevron, located at 2321 Needles Highway, in Needles, California in Needles, California on Friday, November 4th, 2016.

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, at approximately 1:10am PT on Friday, November 4th, 2016 , deputies on proactive patrol in Needles, California contacted 56 years old Ricky Berry from Eugene, Oregon and 21 years old Kaitlen Barber from Eugene, Oregon near a vehicle at the Westside Chevron Gas Station located at 2321 West Needles Highway in Needles, California.

Kaitlen Barber displayed signs and symptoms of being under the influence of a controlled substance and a search of the vehicle revealed drug paraphernalia.

She was also found to have $45,000 in out of county arrest warrants for false information to a peace officer and drug charges.

Also located inside the vehicle were metal knuckles believed to belong to Ricky Berry, and a device having the appearance of an explosive device.

For the safety of those nearby, the area was cordoned off and detectives from the Sheriff’s Arson/Bomb Detail responded.

The device was removed from the vehicle by a bomb robot and rendered safe by a controlled detonation.

After the device was rendered safe it was found to be a facsimile device that was non explosive.

Kaitlen Barber and Ricky Berry were transported and booked at the Colorado River Station Jail in Needles, California.

Kaitlen Barber was booked for HS 11550(a) – Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance, HS 11364(a) – Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Outstanding Arrest Warrants.

Bail for Kaitlen Barber was set at $45,000.

Ricky Berry was booked for PC 21810 – Possession of Metal Knuckles.

Bail for Ricky Berry was set at $25,000.

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** Pictures from George Edward Hamil Sr. on Facebook: **

ZachNews has obtain these pictures from this morning’s police activity at the Westside Chevron Gas Station in Needles, California.

** Video from George Edward Hamil Sr. on Facebook: **

**** Press Release: **

https://nixle.com/alert/5770897/

** Stay tuned to ZachNews for more news updates with more information regarding this breaking news story. **

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