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$250K Bail Set in Murrieta Explosive Devices Arrest

Kenneth P. Haley, 31, of Murrieta, has been formally charged in connection with a number of illegal explosive devices and weapons allegedly found in his Corinth Drive home Oct. 2.

Bail was set at $250,000 for a Murrieta man arrested after his live-in girlfriend called 911 to report he allegedly threatened to burn down their house.

Kenneth P. Haley, 31, was taken into custody Oct. 2 following a police search of his Corinth Drive home that revealed an alleged stash of explosive devices.

Murrieta police responded to the home at about 1:20 a.m. Oct. 2 when California Highway Patrol transferred the girlfriend's 911 call, according to Murrieta police Lt. Tony Conrad.

No one was home when officers arrived, but Conrad said "officers did notice several explosive devices, narcotics and a distinct smell of gasoline. "

A search warrant was obtained at 8:30 a.m. that morning, he said, so that detectives, with the assistance of a Riverside County sheriff's bomb squad, could enter the home.

The lieutenant has since provided Patch with a basic list of items recovered from the home in the 23000 block of Corinth Drive in Murrieta, which included:

—One AR15 assault rifle;

—More than 20 high capacity magazines for rifles and handguns;

—two .50-caliber armor piercing ammunition;

—one 40 mm high explosive dual purpose cartridge;

—one 25mm high explosive incendiary round;

—and one 84 mm anti-tank launching tube.

"(These) can be considered weapons, bomb making components or materials that are illegal to possess. This is simply a basic list of what the detectives recovered. These items are considered explosive or incendiary material," Conrad said.

The recovered items are being held as evidence by the Riverside Sheriff’s bomb squad, according to Conrad.

Haley was initially detained by officers as he drove through the neighborhood while a containment was set up around his home, Conrad said.

Once the search was complete, Haley was booked on suspicion of several felonies. These included attempted arson, possession of destructive devices, receiving stolen property and possession of cocaine.

The Riverside County District Attorney's Office formally charged Haley in the case on Oct. 4, court records indicated.

He remains jailed at Southwest Detention Center in Murrieta.

censored messenger October 07, 2012 at 01:55 PM
cocaine=drama.
Bryon Lively October 07, 2012 at 03:17 PM
I see high capacity mags and perhaps a launch tube. I don't see explosives or cocaine. What am I missing?
censored messenger October 07, 2012 at 04:31 PM
your reading glasses
sandalina October 07, 2012 at 04:39 PM
You are right about that.
me October 07, 2012 at 10:46 PM
Censored...you cracked me up!
American Right March 06, 2013 at 09:02 PM
This is typical judgement trial through the media before a trial. All you internet couch potatoes need to give this guy his day in court before you act like couch judge and juries. Kenneth have you spoken to an attorney? I am sure they would advise you to keep your mouth publicly shut.
svkeith March 06, 2013 at 09:20 PM
Shane - Why should Kenneth go to jail for the device if it is indeed a training device? Is that illegal? (I'm genuinely asking) You can buy surplus or decommissioned military trucks that make wonderful off roaders as well other equipment.
Alek J Hidell March 06, 2013 at 09:40 PM
failed analogy, keith--- trucks are not explosive or incendiary material. Kenneth (allegedly) was preparing to burn down a house with gasoline, that had these devices. BIG BANG Cops found cocaine and this little drama happened in the middle of the night. cocaine=drama. Not the kind we like here in sleepy Murrieta If convicted, we need him OUT of the vicinity. Time bomb ticking..... You see he has withdrawn his pleas for mercy here on the Patch?, probably talked to his lawyer..
American Right March 06, 2013 at 09:51 PM
Typical Liberal Democrat knee jerk drivel. He should only get jail time if he is guilty of possible arson or possession of Cocaine. . Most of the weapons listed are legal. That is not a crime. I am not sure if the ammo is legal or not. That is for a judge and jury to decide Shane. As a computer potato you are not qualified to judge him online.
svkeith March 06, 2013 at 10:30 PM
Hello Alec, Failed analogy?? I asked what I though was a simple question relating that to the legality to buy military or x-military products. And I will disagree with the statement. Trucks are explosive & incendiary.(or at least can made to be) I'm not weighing in on Kenneth’s guilt, my question was is it illegal to own the devise if it indeed a training devise. (I don’t know, Shane made a bold statement, that he should go to jail) my question was about the how legal it is or isn’t to own? No disagreement about Cocaine = Drama
Arthur Spooner March 21, 2013 at 02:26 AM
Shane what happened to Feinsteins weapons ban??????????
Vic March 21, 2013 at 04:28 AM
I think Shane's on a mandatory internet time-out......Lol!

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