UPDATE: Police Search of Murrieta Home Reveals Destructive Devices

After initially being called to a home in the 23000 block of Corinth Drive in Murrieta, police obtained information there may be explosive devices in the home, a police lieutenant told Patch.

UPDATED at 7:15 p.m. Oct. 2:

A Murrieta man was arrested Tuesday after police and sheriff bomb technicians allegedly found destructive devices in his residence.

Kenneth P. Haley, 31, was taken into custody following a search of the home in the 23000 block of Corinth Drive, Murrieta police Lt. Tony Conrad said in a news release.

Haley was also arrested on suspicion of attempted arson, possessing stolen Military property and possession of cocaine, Conrad said.

Murrieta police first responded to the home at about 1:20 a.m. when a 911 call was transferred from CHP, Conrad said.

"The caller stated she was in fear for her safety as her live-in boyfriend was threatening to burn their home down," Conrad said.

The address was narrowed down to the 23800 block of Corinth Drive in Murrieta, the lieutenant said.

"Murrieta officers arrived on scene, located the residence in question and entered looking for the caller or anyone else that may be injured inside the home," Conrad said. "The residence was not occupied, however, officers did notice several explosive devices, narcotics and a distinct smell of gasoline."

As a result, the Murrieta Police Department Detective Bureau and Riverside County Sheriff's Explosive Device Team were asked to respond, Conrad said.

While a containment was held at the location, Conrad said Haley was stopped by patrol officers as he drove through the area.

He was detained and arrested pending the results of the search warrant that had been obtained by detectives at 8:30 a.m., according to Conrad.

Haley is being held at Southwest Detention Center; bail information was not immediately available from sheriff's jail records.

Police did not elaborate on the type of destructive devices allegedly found in the home, but said all were removed before the residence was rendered safe.

The case is being handled by Murrieta police Detective Vic Carrillo. Anyone with information pertaining to the investigation was encouraged to contact Carrillo at 951-461-6311. Anonymous tips can be called into We-Tip at 1-800-78-CRIME.


Police and a sheriff's hazardous device team left a Murrieta home at about 12:45 p.m. Tuesday after searching for explosive devices.

Officers were called to the home in the 23000 block of Corinth Drive, just south of Nutmeg Street and west of Interstate 15 at about 1 a.m. Tuesday, according to Murrieta police Lt. Rob Firmes.

"We responded to a call of a domestic disturbance," Firmes told Patch. "As a result of going there on the domestic violence call, further investigation revealed they might have some explosive devices in the house."

Murrieta police then obtained a search warrant for the home, the lietuentant said.

Firmes could not immediately reveal what type of explosive devices they were searching for.

A neighbor on Corinth Drive said he saw police presence at the home at about 5:30 a.m. when he took his dog for a walk.

He described the neighborhood as quiet, and that he knew most of his neighbors. He said, however, he did not know the residents of the home that was searched.

Josh Rice October 03, 2012 at 04:27 AM
Lisa: Thanks for the compliment. Did you know Mr. Haley?
Brenda October 06, 2012 at 07:57 AM
True Mr. Logical but I think we arent having to dig, I think they are coming out for more action seriously. We are making more crazies, with all the different drugs, the medications from doctors for all the severe depressions and anxieties going on from lack of work, loosing homes, not being able to support their families, families breaking up, women and men jumping into move in type relationships before they really know the other person, just to get some help with rent, bills. ALL kinds of reasons. I disagree about our population, we have lost many families since we started loosing homes in 2007, havent we Logical?. Then add riff raff from LE and OT, and that side is moving into Temecula and Murrieta now with all these houses for rent by investors. Heck, moving here from LA too, and maybe Hemet and SJ. All those poeple that wanted to live in Temecula and couldnt find a house to rent now can. :/ I am also SICK that here comes another Halloween where millions of kids are dropped off all over in our neighborood, with all these cars trying to park in here on these short culdesac streets, kids running in, around the cars, SUVS, VANS for what reason??? Get better or more candy?? I hear the kids saying," Oh yeah this is great candy from the rich people houses" and more comments like that they must learn from their parents and it makes me ILL. One day a small child will get run over and they push and shove, its horrible.
Brenda October 06, 2012 at 08:01 AM
Lisa, that is why we need a data base like Megan's law that show the public where ALL criminals live. All ciminals must report where they live at all times within 24 hrs of moving. Because most child molesters, rapists go on or have committed all types of criminal offenses. ITs just as important, if not more, to know this information on all criminals to keep our families and homes safe. You do not know if he is watching your home for when he can rob it, or watching your children, and we have a right to know what kind of criminals are living next to us, NOT just pedophiles, rapists. THEN we can truly protect ourselves, our nieghborhood.
Vic March 06, 2013 at 05:32 AM
You should have stuck to your alias, "Ken Jones", Kenneth. Might have held more weight....
Brenda March 06, 2013 at 07:30 PM
Haley was also arrested on suspicion of attempted arson, possessing stolen Military property and possession of cocaine, Conrad said. technicians allegedly found destructive devices in his residence."The residence was not occupied, however, officers did notice several explosive devices, narcotics and a distinct smell of gasoline."" Kenneth, even though the article says this, you are innocent until proven guilty of those charges. IF there is no evidence you have no reason to worry and if your girlfriend was lying that will be proven. Sometimes charges get thrown and piled up, and some get lowered, or you plea down to lesser charges. It was back in October and there has been no progress? Either way best of luck to you. Thank you for your service.


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