Last Tuesday, the SA Bomb Squad was called to assist with a case in Hondo after detectives found “a piece of an electronic accelerator detonator” at a residence in town.
It was found while police were at the house for other unrelated matters, and it is now believed to be a false alarm with no cause for concern.
However, Hondo PD Chief Justin Soza explains they are doing their due diligence to be cautious, and have submitted lab samples of a putty-like material found on the premises to confirm that it is not a concerning substance.
“The person who was in possession of the detonator piece stated he found it when cleaning out a barn and it said it can’t be thrown away, so he just kept it, not knowing what it was. We do not believe there is any cause for concern,” Chief Soza reassures residents.
“The electronic accelerator detonator is used in conjunction with other devices to accelerate an electrical charge,” Chief Soza explains. “The electronic accelerator detonator itself is nothing more than an electronic device that does not contain anything that can cause harm. These are most commonly used in the oil and gas industry.”
If you have information about this case or any others, please contact Hondo PD or Medina County Crime Stoppers.
Medina County Crime Stoppers is available 24 / 7, at 1-800-FOR CUFF (367-2833). You DO NOT have to give your name, and you could earn up to a $1,000 CASH REWARD.