PLACER COUNTY (CBS13) – A search of a suspicious vehicle in Placer County uncovered a suspected homemade explosive, deputies say.
According to the Placer County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy was out on patrol along Auburn Folsom Road near Camino Oro back early in the morning on March 24 when he noticed a suspicious vehicle. The deputy shined a spotlight on the vehicle and reportedly saw a suspect quickly trying to hide.READ MORE: Stagg High Stabbing Suspect Anthony Gray Ordered To Undergo Mental Evaluation
The suspect was contacted and identified as 51-year-old Sacramento resident Yevgeniy Onopkov.READ MORE: Boosted Californians Getting COVID At Twice The Rate Of Those Vaccinated But Not Boosted
Deputies say they soon found a realistic-looking gun, an 8.5” knife, ammunition, and a baggie with heroin after searching Onopkov.
Further, deputies say a suspected homemade explosive was also found. An Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit responded and was able to confirm it was indeed an explosive device, the sheriff’s office says.MORE NEWS: Applications Now Open For $10K Grants For Sacramento Artists
Onopkov is now under arrest and is facing numerous charges.