Man arrested for having explosive devices


Deputies claim Marin also had a “slungshot” in his possession, which can be thrown at a velocity near 100 MPH and cause great bodily injury. (Photo courtesy LASD)

LANCASTER – A 41-year-old man is being held on half a million dollars bail for allegedly possessing explosive devices, which were discovered during a traffic stop on the 14 Freeway, authorities said.

The following is the press release from the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station:

Deputies with the LAN-CAP Team from Lancaster Sheriff’s Station arrested a man on felony weapons violations after a traffic stop on the 14 Freeway [at around 12:10 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18].

Suspect Bobby Marin (MH/41yrs) was driving his motorcycle, with expired registration, when he was pulled over and detained by deputies on the northbound freeway near the Avenue M overpass. After further investigation, it was discovered that suspect Marin possessed modified fireworks, which could cause great bodily injury and/or death.

One improvised explosive device had several metal BBs taped to its outer body and had more gun powder than originally designed. This device alone could cause great bodily injury and/or death to bystanders.

A second modified explosive firework had tightly wrapped electrical tape around it which would cause a greater amount of explosive force than originally designed.

Suspect Marin also had a “slungshot” in his possession, which can be thrown at a velocity near 100 MPH, also causing great bodily injury and/or death.

Suspect Marin was arrested for possession of a destructive device, possession of an improvised explosive device, and possession of a dangerous weapon. He was booked at Lancaster Station Jail and held on $500,000 bond.

Marin is due in court today, according to LASD inmate records.

  40 comments for “Man arrested for having explosive devices

  1. howdy doo
    September 23, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    All I see on here is a bunch of bored drug addicts who need to keep their opinions to themselves, a good mans name out of their mouths and to get some sleep. You guys must be doing meth too cause you obviously do a lot of research on a man who is so “terrible” to know so much about him. The people that do know him are right he’s a good guy who knows how to survive in the world. I’d be armed too especially since there is an impending zompocalypse….

  2. Faces of Meth
    September 23, 2013 at 6:09 pm

    Did this guy go to Lancaster Baptist Church or AV High School? He sure has a lot of supporters that sound like a group of good ole boys. Maybe none of you “supporters” has seen him lately or know anything about what he has done to himself and his family. They live in fear of him and his crazy antics.

    • Bobby
      September 24, 2013 at 9:40 am


  3. Confused
    September 23, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    Haters! Don’t judge someone you know absolutely nothing about. Grow the hell up! Some day I hope you choke on the crap coming out of your mouth. Just because someone is into firearms/ explosives / whatever it does not make him a terrorist. It would do everyone some good to look up some survival websites. You know ones where you learn to survive? Maybe we could all learn a thing or 2. And heqiy you the one pointing and saying druggie. Go look in the mirror and ask your self I people change. Then take a picture of yourself from 5 years ago out. You gt the picture I hope.

    I bet you feel really smart now.

    .I.. (o.O) ..I.

    • dippity doo
      September 23, 2013 at 10:58 pm

      I feel smart yes I do. My piss goes in the toilet and so does my poo! I have been potty trianed since I was nine and when I was 21 I pissed a straight line!

  4. Gary S.
    September 23, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    Why are the police interfering with this man’s second amendment rights?

    Explosive devices don’t kill people; people kill people!!

  5. the serious two
    September 22, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    They should search his home for meth

    • Are You Serious
      September 22, 2013 at 5:28 pm

      Jealousy is an emotion, and the word typically refers to the negative thoughts and feelings of insecurity, fear, and anxiety over an anticipated loss of something of great personal value, particularly in reference to an existing connection. Jealousy often consists of a combination of emotions such as anger, resentment, inadequacy, helplessness and disgust. In its original meaning, jealousy is distinct from envy, though the two terms have popularly become synonymous in the English language, with jealousy now also taking on the definition originally used for envy alone.

      • Faces of Meth
        September 23, 2013 at 2:48 pm

        Are You Serious? Really? Are You Serious? Really? What does jealousy have to do with this? Who would be jealous of someone doing meth? Are You Serious? Really?

  6. marie
    September 22, 2013 at 1:34 am

    Gary, just shut the hell up!!!…Enough all ready!! Your just making matters worst!! And too u too Suzee!!! Stop.passing judgement …Gary, it seems u have had issues with Bobby way before any of this Crap happen…Marie Kristine Brown

    • Doesn't matter
      September 22, 2013 at 9:18 am

      Marie you must of been one of the many he was sleeping with too! Give me a break the guys a scum bag! Zip your mouth and stay out of it.

  7. Faces of Meth
    September 21, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    Meth kills. Maybe he’s the person riding through neighborhoods, swinging his “slingshot” through the back windows of the SUV’s and cars. Just a thought. Wonder if he’s been threatening his X. hmmm

    • Really
      September 22, 2013 at 6:24 am

      Dope wasn’t even mentioned in the article. He wasn’t under the influence and didn’t even have a stem on him or they would have charged him with that you jealous little genius.

      • Faces of Meth
        September 22, 2013 at 10:52 am

        Really, really?

  8. the serious one
    September 21, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    They all say what comes around goes around. Karma. He treated people like [removed] when he was managing at office depot. Though…..I dobt think hes a terrorist. But [removed]hole he was one for sure

  9. Cassandra
    September 21, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    Reading all of these hatefull comments is makng me sick! SUZEE needs to worry about her own BS with her company DAZZLES, start paying the people that you owe paychecks to and stop judging others!

    Bobby is a good person and like others that love him said, the truth will come out! We are not the judge and jury. I wish people would remember that he has a family before writing such hatefull things.

  10. suzee
    September 21, 2013 at 9:56 am

    Well lets just say…some are right…not to pass judgement or throw stones…but lets just say that people aren’t always who they seem. I agree he should be locked up for a very long time…terrorist? Maybe…someone could have put those items in his backpack and he didn’t know…DOUBT IT…bedides if that is the case…then they need to find those terrorists as well. As for protection…thrre are other legal forms, and if he is fearful on his bike then maybe he shouldn’t ride it. And a pony baseball president…fired from many jobs…who knows where this man was going or who he planned or hoped to injure. Yes he has a family and kids that are dealing with this, but obviously he has some mental issues what if he was intending to hurt them. For those of you who knew him since grade school…big whoop de do…people ALWAYS change, and depending on things that have happened in their life can change their state of mind. Pretty sure other terrorists weren’t that way as a child. A little off the subject…but think of those who have committed suicide, “you” knew them…but did you know that???? Anyway I can say I was/am a little scared seeing is I worked with him once upon a time. Always knew there was something about him not to trust, was always a little creepy.

    • REALLY
      September 21, 2013 at 10:40 am

      OPINIONS ARE LIKE [removed] THERE SUZEE. WE ALL GOT ONE! SOUNDS LIKE YOU ARE THE ONLY SMART ONE HERE, BECAUSE “Always knew there was something about him not to trust, was always a little creepy.”. MAYBE YOU CAN GET A REALITY TV SHOW ON A&E! SOUNDS LIKE YOU’RE A TRUE PSYCHIC!

    • Gina
      September 21, 2013 at 3:30 pm

      Suzee… I know Bobby very very well. Not suicidal, not a terrorist, doesn’t have mental issues and by no means was he going to hurt his family. Maybe he seemed a “little creepy to you” and you felt that “you couldn’t trust him” because maybe lets just say he didn’t like you, your personality or your poor work ethics. Everyone changes over time, yes, but I’m speaking of the caring, loving Bobby that he is now. How does anyone even know those things were his? They could have been placed there. Remember, he was allegedly charged. People seem to overlook that part of the story. Everyone needs to stop being the judge the jury and the executioner!

      • Gary
        September 21, 2013 at 7:39 pm

        Gina you sound so stupid! You Prob knew bobby through Facebook. You don’t know that he has turned his life into nothing but alcohol and drugs. He has threatened suicide numerous times with pointed a gun to his head and his Children had to see this. He has been arrested before for terrorizing his ex and children so don’t act like you know him cause obviously no one knows him. Including all his family. They are shocked and can’t believe he would do this act but know he has my been the same for a year so stop sticking up for the scum bag an wait and see what the judge has to say! Jail is the best place for him he needs help!!!!!!!!

        • Gina
          September 21, 2013 at 10:12 pm

          Gary- I’ve known Bobby for 20 years. So unless you know me personally, please do not insult me. I know more then I’ve said on here, but it’s not my place to broadcast anyone’s business. Why can’t you people just leave him alone?

    • marie
      September 21, 2013 at 4:32 pm

      I think eveyone needs to back off from Bob…I know u all have opinions about this but u are over doing it..Bob’s Family has to deal with this and not easy for them @ all and for them to read this crap. ..Imagine how they feel, then u just post and rub [removed] in and not evening knowing everything or the person that Bobby Marin is…Bob has a big heart and he is always there helping others…Some of you need to take a Long Walk off a Short pier …And again u suck

  11. September 21, 2013 at 8:26 am

    I agree with you Patrick … I have know bobby for over 30 years.. Talked with him recently.. Lets see how this plays out.. Just doesn’t make sense..

  12. Gina
    September 21, 2013 at 2:06 am

    Bobby is not a terrorist or a bad man or any of the vicious hurtful things you people have been calling him. This story doesn’t tell the whole truth. Unless you know him personally like I, and a few of the other commentors do since grade school, then you have no right to pass judgement on him. As the saying goes, “Let he who is without sin cast the first stone”. I’m sure all of you nay Sayers are perfect, right? Leave him alone. And as Marie said, SHAME ON YOU!

    • Gary
      September 21, 2013 at 8:06 am

      You know the nice bobby! You don’t know his demonic ways and what he has done to people. Yes this is a horrible thing but trust me bobby needs to be locked up and needs some help! People he had these items on him? Why? Why would he carry these on a motorcycle? You think that’s normal? How many people just randomly carry these everyday fireworks and a slung shot.

      • Patrick
        September 21, 2013 at 8:36 am

        So much for innocent until proven guilty with this crowd! Haters are going to hate. How do you know these items are his? How do you know that someone didn’t put them in a backpack he was wearing? The Slungshot I could see for protection. Sorry people but the AV aint the safest place in the world. The guy is ridding a bike, and with that you are a lot less unprotected than in a car.

        As far as the fireworks, who knows? Maybe he just wanted to play with some fireworks!! What, you think he was going to go to the AV Mall and blow the place up with M-80 with some BB’s taped to it?

        **Food for thought, go with what you KNOW not what you read or hear! People are so quick to pass judgement. Must make you feel better as a person and help you deal with your own insecurities.

    • superfan
      September 21, 2013 at 8:23 am

      The recent mass murder on the east coast involved a man who had dozens of people vouch for him.
      The items associated with the motorcyclist, are devastating. Multiple augmented, improvised
      Explosives? Ball bearings are affixed to cause maximum damage, even death.
      This is the kind of device, as described by authorities, similar to the Atlanta Olympics device,
      That killed one wman, maimed others.
      The man responsible for that attack was a domestic terrorist.

      The creation of such devices are to target people. Bystanders are likely victims, with steel
      Projectiles spraying out, like errant machine gun fire.

      High bail is warranted to overturn every aspect of this guys life, to find the reason/motive for having
      Destructive IED’S.

  13. marie
    September 21, 2013 at 1:52 am

    Really!!! Some of u with ur rude negative remarks need to shut the hell up…So, u all have the right to throw stones@ Bobby!!! Shame on all of you…I know Bobby and he is not a bad guy or a loser..He has family that has to deal with this and they do not need to read ur rude comments…No respect !! And u suck..Marie Kristine Brown

  14. Richard Ramirez
    September 20, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    President of pony league by day..terrorist by night….on his scooter taking over the world..poor bald loser.

  15. Patrick
    September 20, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    Slow down people. I have known Bobby since 6th grade. Cops always charge you with the highest counts to build the bail. Let’s see what really happens.

    • Kim
      September 20, 2013 at 4:04 pm

      Well said Patrick

    • Charles
      September 20, 2013 at 10:07 pm

      This guy is a loser seriously ..look what he had on him..I knew Jefrrey Dahmer in elementary buds ..shocking what he turned into

    • Sarah
      September 21, 2013 at 1:27 pm

      Very true.. let’s all just see what happens before passing too much judgment

  16. Vic Boyd
    September 20, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    Hey Gutless, If you want to make yourself look stupid by making idiot remarks, have the guts to add your name or just shut up OK?
    Well done Sheriffs Dept. Thanks for your vigilance.

  17. Mr. Mister
    September 20, 2013 at 11:07 am

    So is this guy a part of a Biker gang or what? Maybe he was on his way to settlte a score. Glad they caught him! Keep threats to the community off the streets.

  18. Desert Madness
    September 20, 2013 at 11:01 am

    Sounds like he is “self radicalized.”

  19. david
    September 20, 2013 at 10:57 am

    Sadly to say yes it is the same Bobby Marin who was pony baseball president.

  20. [removed]
    September 20, 2013 at 10:52 am

    What reason did they have to search his vehicle? Get pulled over for expired registration, then the cops “detain” you, search your vehicle. Yeah, that sounds legit.

    • Sarah
      September 21, 2013 at 1:25 pm

      Good point

  21. Pauly
    September 20, 2013 at 9:35 am

    Is this Bobby Marin that used to be a Pony Baseball President??? Man his life has gone down hill fast

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