News Story


Camarillo - Hoax Device Found Next to Freeway Lanes in Camarillo
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Hoax Device Found Next to Freeway Lanes in Camarillo

Report Number:



US 101 @ Arneill Road, Camarillo, Ca.

Date & Time:

Nov. 26, 2013 @ 12:35 pm

Unit(s) Responsible:

California Highway Patrol / Sheriff's Special Investigations Unit ' Bomb Squad


A suspicious device found along Highway 101 in Camarillo Tuesday afternoon tied up traffic while bomb technicians conducted an investigation.


The California Highway Patrol discovered the device along the shoulder of the northbound US 101 at Arneill Road and requested assistance from the Ventura County Sheriff's Bomb Squad.


After examining the device and making it safe, bomb technicians determined it was a hoax device made to look like an actual explosive device. The highway was reopened within 30 minutes.


The investigation is continuing to determine who placed the device at that location and why. Anyone with information about who was responsible for this crime is asked to contact Detective Mike Rompal at (805)383-8743. Ventura County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 reward for information, which leads to the arrest and criminal complaint against the person(s) responsible for this crime.  The caller may remain anonymous.  The call is not recorded.  Call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).


Prepared by:

Sgt. Eric Buschow


Media Release Date:

Nov. 26, 2013


Follow-Up Contact:

Sgt. Eric Buschow (805)947-8129


Approved by:

Captain Jeff Miller