FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Case # 18NF2637 

Date: September 21, 2018

MAN CHARGED WITH TRANSPORTATION AND POSSESSION OF DESTRUCTIVE DEVICES IN BREA

SANTA ANA, Calif. – A man was charged yesterday with the transportation and possession of destructive devices in Brea.

Defendant

Charges

Maximum Sentence

Court Date

Saleh Ali, 47, Salinas

Charged on Sept. 20, 2018, with the following felony counts:

  • Sale and transportation of a destructive device
  • (2) Possession of a destructive device
  • Intent to unlawfully make destructive device

10 years in state prison

Pre-trial hearing

 

Sept. 28, 2018, 8:30 a.m.

 

Department N-3, North Justice Center, Fullerton

Circumstances of the Case

  • On Sept. 18, 2018, a Brea Police Department (BPD) officer conducted a traffic stop on Ali’s vehicle for expired registration tags.
  • Ali is accused of having a suspended driver license and BPD conducted an inventory search prior to the vehicle being towed.
  • During the inventory search, the defendant is accused of possessing two small destructive devices which were containers covered in shrapnel and contained explosive material in his vehicle.
  • BPD contacted the Orange County Sheriff’s Department (OCSD) Bomb Squad to examine the two devices.
  • Ali is accused of possessing Improvised Explosive Devices (IED’s) or bombs, also referred to as destructive devices that would readily explode when introduced to a flame.
  • Ali was arrested at the scene.

Prosecutor: Deputy District Attorney Susan Laird, Special Prosecutions Unit

 



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