Tehachapi Police arrested a Redding man on suspicion of numerous crimes connected to the explosive device found at an apartment complex a week earlier, and said Wednesday he was targeting specific people there.
Jeffrey Dean Enslow, 48, was arrested at about 2 p.m. Monday, July 11, in Fullerton in Orange County, according to a TPD news release. He was taken to jail in Kern County and booked on suspicion of attempted murder, stalking, criminal threats, possession of a device/explosive and other crimes related to the placement and possession of the device.
Tehachapi Police were called July 6 to the 400 block of N. Mill Street, where they saw what appeared to be a pipe bomb in the bed of a pick-up truck. Police and the Kern County Fire Department evacuated the area.
The Kern County Sheriff's Office Bomb Squad "examined the device and believed it to be an active explosive device," the TPD news release said. Squad members rendered it safe, and found evidence that someone had tried to detonate the device, the news release went on to say.
On Monday, July 11, officers had information to get a probable cause arrest warrant for Enslow and learned he was in Fullerton.
Then on Tuesday, officers served a search warrant at a residence where Enslow had been staying.
"Items recovered at the residence were consistent with items used to manufacture the device discovered on July 6 in Tehachapi," the news release said.