Riverside Police Department Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date October 4, 2005
Contact Sergeant D. M. Phaneuf
Phone (951) 351-6238


Suspicious Package Found at Gas Station



Riverside, Ca- At about 9:15 am, Riverside Police officers were dispatched to investigate a suspicious package at a gasoline station at La Sierra and Indiana Avenues. Officers could not determine the source of the package, and requested the assistance of the Technical Services Unit.

The gasoline station and several nearby businesses were evacuated as a precaution. Pedestrian and vehiclular traffic were diverted for several hours, until such time as the package was rendered safe.

During the incident, a fire broke out inside the gasoline station interior, apparently unrelated to the package. Riverside Fire personnel were on-scene, and handled that event once the package was rendered safe.