Vallejo PD Investigates and Defuses Bomb Threat in Suspicious Package Incident
Posted on 02/19/2021

On February 17, 2021 at approximately 4:44pm, the Vallejo Police Department (VPD) responded to the report of a suspicious package in the 1200 Block of Springs Road. It was reported that the suspect, a white female possibly in her 40’s, walked into a business parking lot and placed the box next to a company van before immediately walking away.
Upon arrival, officers and the police sergeant on scene triaged the area, evacuated the business and staged a Command Post to appropriately respond to what was perceived as a bomb threat. The Napa County Sheriff's Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) Team, Vallejo Fire Department and Medic Ambulance also responded to assist.
Once containment of the suspicious package or device reached a 300-foot radius, Napa EOD utilized a bomb detecting K9 to assess the presence of a bomb. When the K9 did not alert, the package was hand checked by a technician. The search revealed that the package was a small toolbox with string made to look like a fuse. The contents included rags and a screwdriver that made noise when moved. It appears that the toolbox was made to look like an actual bomb, but no explosives were detected.
The female suspect was approximately 5’7" with short blond hair, wearing a long black sweater and green pants. The motive and circumstances surrounding this incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Vallejo Police Sergeant Mustard at 707-648-4496.
The Vallejo Police Department (VPD) would like to thank our dispatchers, officers, lead sergeant, and allied agencies for the exceptional job in responding to this matter and safely securing the area for neighboring community members.

For media inquiries, please contact Public Information Officer, Brittany K. Jackson by email at [email protected] or by phone at (707) 651-7147.

VPD investigates bomb threat in suspicious package incident