POMONA – Pomona Police Department The Investigative Services Division has just released details of an incident that occurred at 6:37 p.m. on August 23, 2020, when patrolmen immediately went to the scene of a domestic dispute in a house on the 1600 block of Lawrence Place. "Responding officers were reported that the suspect pushed and pelted a drink at an adult woman in the place where his children's mother was," said Sergeant Iain Miller.
From there, a simple question escalated the matter. "Local officials inquired about the existence of firearms in the house," said Sgt. Miller, when "the law allows firearms to be removed for temporary storage at the site of a domestic dispute."
When the answer was "multiple firearms," an extensive search found "shotguns, small arms, and rifles – one of which has been reported stolen," said Sgt. Mueller. Also discovered were "7 military smoke grenades, 2 suspected smoke grenades, 2 flares, 2 pounds of white powder substance, a roll of amateur detonators, an electric detonator, 2 containers of hexamine tablets, and one pound of smoke-free powder."
This required members of the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department Bomb Squad to respond and take possession of items that pose a serious and fatal situation that can quickly become tragic. Experts warn of the destructive potential of even the smallest devices.
As a result, Pomona police arrested suspect Jan Kumar Agarwala, 54, from Pomona and booked him into Pomona City Prison.
The Los Angeles Attorney's Office filed five charges against Agarwala: 12,305 H&S – possession of explosives, 18720 PC – possession of ingredients to create a destructive device, 496 (a) PC – receipt of stolen property, 21500 (c) PC – criminal storage of a firearm and 243 (e) (1) PC household battery.
Investigators are requesting anyone with information about INCIDENT # 20-093416 to contact Pomona PD (909) 620-2085. To provide information anonymously, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
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