Corning casino suspicious device deemed harmless, Butte Co. Sheriffs investigating

May 12, 2016 1:19 PM by David McVicker

Tehama County Sheriff’s Office investigators are searching for a suspect who staged a suspicious looking device in at a Casino in Corning Wednesday afternoon.

Security at Rolling Hills Casino received a call just after 6 p.m. about an item in the south parking lot. Sheriff’s deputies were called in to investigate what appeared to be two landscaping cinder blocks placed approximately 100 yards east of the entrance of the Inn at Rolling Hills.

The cinder blocks were stacked on top of each other and the lower cinder block appeared to be hollow. Deputies closed the south parking lot but deemed evacuation of the inn and casino unnecessary.

Butte County Interagency Bomb Squad was called in to x-ray the item. The x-ray revealed the item to be harmless.

No suspects are currently in custody.

Butte County Sheriff’s deputies and Rolling Hills Casino security advised that they will continue to investigate the incident.


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