UPDATE (12:38 p.m.) – The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office says a suspicious package found in Carpinteria has been deemed safe.
The device was found near Carpinteria Avenue and Ballard. Traffic was rerouted around the area while the bomb squad investigated.
During the investigation, someone told police they had seen a piece of electrical equipment fall off a work truck on Thursday and that they had moved it off the roadway.
A bomb squad robot was brought in as a precaution, and investigators were able to determine that the device was, in fact, a piece of electrical equipment and not an explosive device.
The suspicious device in Carpinteria was determined to be a piece of electrical equipment that likely fell off a work truck yesterday. Thanks to the Sheriff’s Bomb Squad for determining that the device was safe. #sbsheriff pic.twitter.com/1auYd3Giec
— SB Sheriff's Office (@sbsheriff) December 28, 2018
ORIGINAL STORY – The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad is investigating a suspicious package found in Carpinteria.
The package was reportedly discovered at 10 a.m. Friday morning near the intersection of Carpinteria Ave. and Ballard Ave.
Sheriff’s officials say the intersection is closed and traffic is being rerouted until the area is deemed safe.
This is a developing story and will be updated with new information as it becomes available.