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April 20, 2012

Oakdale police look for man who left pipe bomb behind

Oakdale police are looking for a man who left behind a backpack containing a pipe bomb after he fought off an officer and fled the scene. The Stanislaus County Bomb Squad was called in and detonated the device.

Oakdale police are looking for a man who left behind a backpack containing a pipe bomb after he fought off an officer and fled the scene.

Police say David Lee Geren 24, was stopped by an officer this morning 12:34 as he was walking in the 400 block of S. Third Avenue, according to Sgt. Joseph Carrillo.

Geren fought with the officer and fled. A yard-to-yard search produced nothing, but officers discovered the backpack with the bomb.

The Oakdale Police Department, which is nearby, was evacuated. The Stanislaus County Bomb Squad was called in and detonated the device, Carrillo said.

Geren is described as white, 5 feet, 6 inches tall, about 140 pounds with brown hair.

He’s wanted for resisting arrest, assault on a peace officer and possession of an explosive device.

Anyone with information regarding this case should contact offîcer Rockford Anderson at (209) 847-2231.

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