2 Twentynine Palms Marines Held After Redondo Beach Bomb Scare

NCIS is investigating how ten explosive training aids ended up in the parking lot of a Redondo Beach Mall. Early reports of the explosives coming from Camp Pendleton appear to be incorrect.

Update: 2:17 a.m. Friday.

Two active-duty military members have been taken into police custody in connection with  suspicious devices found inside a pickup truck in a Redondo Beach parking lot.

Devin Gajewski, 24, and Thomas Bazer, 20, were arrested. The two are active duty Marines stationed at Twentynine Palms. Early reports of the explosives coming from Camp Pendleton appear to be incorrect.

A Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department bomb squad used a robot to investigate the truck, which contained a military training device called a stun grenade that can be used to simulate artillery shells, police said.

Redondo Beach Police Capt. Jeff Hink said the department received a call shortly after 8 p.m. from the U.S. Military with a detailed description of a white Dodge pickup truck in the area that may be carrying explosives.

Officers found the truck in the parking lot. The two active-duty Marines—who were wearing civilian clothes—were standing next to the truck and were "detained without incident," Hink said.

Hink said he didn't know why the men were in Redondo Beach; however, he said that it didn't appear to have anything to do with the neighboring , which closed at 9 p.m. Target, Living Spaces, Sprouts and Nordstrom Rack were evacuated. A blast perimeter was also set up.

Redondo police impounded the pickup truck. It wasn't immediately clear who it belonged to. Police Sgt. Scott Weibel said the truck would be handed over to the military as evidence.

"The whole investigation will be turned over to military authorities, and they'll handle it from here," Redondo Police Sgt. Scott Weibel said.

The Naval Criminal Investigative Service is investigating.

City News Service contributed to this report.

Liz Stytle April 07, 2012 at 11:23 PM
None ya Businuss: i know Devin...wbu?
None ya bussinuss April 09, 2012 at 03:58 PM
Liz I know Devin Too, I have known him well over Three years now, :) it just really is annoying some of the comments I've read about him are nothing like him. :/
Liz Stytle April 09, 2012 at 04:46 PM
yea i kno! everybody is making them out 2b monsters & it makes me sick to think that some1 who doesnt even kno them could look @ them & say the things they are saying! Devin is a really sweet guy & people that don't know him personally should keep there opinions to themselves! just sayin!
Dave kwil-jerngan April 09, 2012 at 04:57 PM
I know that guy in the suit from Huntsville. He go out.
None ya bussinuss April 09, 2012 at 05:08 PM
Girl Trust me I understand!! I was talking to Devin last night about some stuff I am going through an he is ALWAYS their for those he cares about I read on one site they were like " these two are a couple of knuckle heads who should have never wore the uniform an need to be locked up" I was like OMG you don't even know him, I bet the media hasn't said nothing about his tour overseas an what he went through, but they can say stuff like this an make him seem like you said a monster, It really just is sick people do stuff like this, I mean for real have some decent in you an have some Respect! an you hit Devin head on he is Really sweet, He actually I tell him all the time has a heart made of gold!! :)


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