Riverside Police Department
Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date October 2, 2001
Contact Sergeant Dean Phaneuf
Phone (909) 320-8123
Fax (909) 320-8138


Suspicious Devices Found

Riverside, Ca-  In two separate incidents, suspicious packages were located early Thursday evening, one in downtown Riverside, and one on the Cityís east side.

On October 1, 2001, at about 5:30 p.m., members of the Riverside Police Department were summoned to the intersection of Kane and Olivewood regarding a suspicious package which was located by a motorist.

At about 7:30 p.m., a second, and unrelated package was located outside a residence in the 1400 block of Everton Place.

As a precaution, members of the public were evacuated from the immediate areas where the items were found, and traffic was diverted around the sites. Bomb technicians from the Departmentís Technical Services Unit examined both packages, and rendered them safe.