Press Release-Suspicious Objects

Monday, November 06, 2017

On November 3rd, the Cambridge Police Department received a report of suspicious objects located in the parking lot of 1700 East Rum River Dr S.

Upon the officer’s arrival, he observed a red plastic gas can and a green 5-gallon bucket with a lid on it. The items were positioned behind bushes as if to conceal their location. The Cambridge Fire Department was notified and responded to the location as well. Due to the items close proximity to the Department of Co...rrections and the Isanti County Family Services building, we proceeded with due caution and treated the objects as if they were potential explosive devices to ensure everyone’s safety. As a result, the bomb squad was contacted and asked to come to the location.

When the Minneapolis Bomb Squad arrived on scene, they checked the items and determined that they both contained gasoline. It also appears the items were not left to cause harm to others. The items were seized and held for disposal.

Anyone who may have information about these items are asked to contact Detective Matt Giese at 763-689-9567. Detective Giese can also be reached via the Isanti County Sheriff’s Department at 763-689-2141.

Sergeant Shawn Machin #4706

Category: Police