Antioch man arrested for making pipe bombs

Frank Trout

By Sergeant Robert Quintero, Antioch Police Patrol Bureau

On the Sunday, December 23, 2012 at 1:56 p.m., the Antioch Police Department was dispatched along with Contra Costa Fire Department for a smoke investigation call at 1415 G Street. Witnesses also reported seeing the male resident walk out of this location with burns to his hands and leave in a car. The 53 year-old male resident, Frank Trout, showed up at Sutter Delta Medical Center a short time later with burns to his hands and face admitting the injuries were a result of an accident he caused while making pipe bombs.

The Antioch Police Department closed the intersecting streets at this location and evacuated all residents in danger, then called for the assistance of the Walnut Creek Police Department’s Bomb Squad. The bomb technicians located and disposed of an undisclosed amount of explosive devices and explosive making materials rendering the residence safe. Frank Trout was released from the hospital and transferred to the Sheriff’s Department’s main detention facility in Martinez.

If you have any information regarding this investigation, you may call the Antioch Police Department investigation’s Bureau at (925) 779-6926. You may also text an anonymous tip to 274637 (CRIMES) using key word ANTIOCH.

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One Comment to “Antioch man arrested for making pipe bombs”

  1. Jim Marchetti says:

    Well, I am sure happy he did not hurt anyone that is INNOCENT. He is an idiot and he is terribly lucky for not being hurt worse than he was. Hopefully they lock that guy up for a fair amount if time. Sadly, he’s probably gonna get a light sentence. Hope not though…

    Oh, and, why does Walnut Creek have a bomb unit and we don’t? Seems to me we’ve called them a few times this year already…

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