Explosives lab found during probation check

The incident happened in the 37100 block of Julian Lane in Palmdale. (Photo by LUIS MEZA)

The incident happened in the 37100 block of Julian Lane in Palmdale. (Photo by LUIS MEZA)

PALMDALE – An east Palmdale street was shut down and more than a dozen homes were evacuated for more than three hours Wednesday after gang detectives searching a probationer’s home found what was thought to be an explosives lab.

The FBI and bomb squad were called to the scene. (LUIS MEZA)

The FBI and bomb squad were called to the scene. (LUIS MEZA)

The sheriff’s arson and explosives team, FBI bomb technicians, and a hazmat team were called to the scene, and the incident ended in the arrest of 25-year-old Michael Debinion, according to a press release from the Sheriff’s Headquarters Bureau. Read it below:

On January 22, detectives from Arson/Explosives Detail (AED) responded to the 37100 block of Julian Lane, Palmdale, to assist Palmdale Operation Safe Streets (OSS) detectives with the discovery of what was thought to be an explosives lab in a garage.

Michael Debinion, who is on felony probation, was arrested. (LUIS MEZA)

Michael Debinion, who is on felony probation, was arrested. (LUIS MEZA)

Detectives had been conducting a probation search of that residence, and while looking for evidence of another crime committed by the resident, they found what appeared to be homemade explosives.

Assisting AED was personnel from the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department Hazardous Materials Unit, as well as Special Enforcement Bureau’s, Emergency Services Detail personnel. AED bomb technicians were assisted by Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent Bomb Tech personnel and conducted an extensive search of the garage.

They located the requisites for the manufacture of methamphetamine, as well as those for the manufacturer of destructive devices.

The resident, 25 year-old Michael Debinion, who is on felony probation, was arrested for possession of a firearm as a felon. He also has pending charges of possession of bomb making materials and possession of methamphetamine. He was booked at Palmdale Sheriff’s Station and is being held in lieu of $35,000 bail.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Palmdale Sheriff’s Station, Operation Safe Streets at 661-272-2400. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).

  42 comments for “Explosives lab found during probation check

  1. ndebinion@gmail.com
    March 7, 2014 at 7:14 am

    You got my nephew all wrong .he is a great person who loves to experiment. The (bombs) were fire works taken apart . The gun was his great grandfather’s that didn’t work.my brother an his wife work hard .they are not on any government help, so know the whole story before u say something. Last time I checked ur shiat stinks too.we all arent perfect.
    Unkul NBDB

  2. stacie
    February 21, 2014 at 6:22 am

    miss you!

  3. CaliGirl
    February 3, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    I love how people just get behind cops enforcing laws without ever questioning the laws to begin with. With the exception of actual harm (physical, mental, financial) being done to other people, the only person one should be able to control is themselves. Victimless crimes are only crimes due to unjust laws.

  4. [removed]
    January 25, 2014 at 9:57 pm

    You guys are freaking ediots if you believe everything you read or hear.You should just shut yours mouth and mind your own freaking business. Stop being so judgemental. How would you feel if all y’all where in his place and having all this ediots talk crap about you like they know your life. FYI news reporters always spin there stories around so they can get better ratings and you ediots are falling for it. It’s sad to see what this world is coming to having ediots like you turn against someone you don’t even know. Get your facts straight before even opening your mouths and posting stuff about things you don’t know nothing about.

    • Chris
      February 13, 2014 at 7:38 am

      This guys an idiot he ain’t no innocent bomb squad and FBI a sheriff isn’t calling for that kind of backup just for the company he must of been getting to work they need to get rid of dumb ass wanna bees already let me guess the gun wasn’t really a gun and the meth was actually salt? Throw the book at him before he’s on the news for another mass

  5. rizzy
    January 25, 2014 at 9:03 am

    You can blame the parents for letting their adult offspring live at home still. Hes a grown man still living at home with mommy and daddy, what a looser to the core.

  6. Heisenburg & Pinkman
    January 24, 2014 at 10:09 pm

    He’s one of my best friends… & he’s the kind of person that like to learn new things.

    BOMB making materials??? Bitttcccchh Pleeeassseee!!!!! So when fourth of July comes around does that mean every firework stand on every parking lot is actually selling bombs.. str8 up. & just because he probably had the complete season of breaking bad does not mean he was manufacturing meth.. all you sons a [removed] can bend over and [removed].. Str8 up Yo!!!

    • [removed]
      January 25, 2014 at 7:21 pm

      Thank you!

  7. None
    January 23, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    Straight smoked out
    making bombs tryna blow [removed] up
    bath salts bath salts

  8. my2cents
    January 23, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    Not one of you are in the right. Not saying he is either. But you all are making asses out of yourselves by ASSuming things, and making assumptions without knowing the Whole truth. Bomb making materials, could be as simple as a book about bombs, or a story about the Oklahoma Bomber that he was reading… His family isn’t a section 8 family… Actually his family is a hard working Mom n Dad plus siblings family,that all have hobs…. They raised their kid right.. Doesn’t mean once one turns 18 they make their own decisions.. He actually is a good perso who still has a lot of growing up to do.. Things aren’t always what they are made out to be…… Speculations are always made before knowing the whole picture. Don’t judge,you wouldn’t want to be judged on over dramatic assumptions

    • [removed]
      January 25, 2014 at 7:22 pm

      Thank you!

  9. Elizabeth
    January 23, 2014 at 8:32 pm

    All of you [removed] making rude comments can go else where. That’s MY brother. I live in that house and we pay rent ! We don’t collect welfare or none of that [removed] ! so [removed] off if you guys are going to talk [removed]. The cops exaggerated. They’re making it out to be more than it really was so keep your judgments to yourself. !

      January 24, 2014 at 1:14 am


      • [removed]
        January 25, 2014 at 7:26 pm

        Don’t judge a book by its cover!

    • SICK & TIRED
      January 24, 2014 at 8:25 am

      Ex – felons are required to have house checks and are NOT supposed to have firearms and/or drugs within any of their possession… or are you trying to say their yours or your parents, which is it?!!! What was your UP STANDING CITIZEN of a brother convicted of to have made him a FELON in the first place??? I’m gonna take a guess… he is a gang member and was convicted of either drug manufacturing and/or dealing em’, or burglary and/or some other type of theft, OR some type of violent act against someone… or any combination of those I have listed?!?!? Yeah??? Ohhhh Give Me A F#@%*in’ Break & Shut The F#@% Up!
      Our kids don’t need to grow up in an environment with that SCUM around… Adios WASTE OF GOOD AIR & OUR TAX PLAYERS DOLLARS piece of sh#@!!!

      • Eric
        January 24, 2014 at 1:27 pm

        Yes, this valley would be so much better if only inhabited by such fine, upstanding, and judgmental citizens such as the poster above. Every “felon”, regardless what his charge, should be executed or exiled on sight? Right, with no trial either?

        The intolerance on this community shown towards any person who has committed a “crime” is ridiculous. There are plenty of people who have become institutionalized due to the stigma our society attaches to crime, regardless of level. I don’t know this guy or his criminal history, neither do you. So please remove the saddle you’ve placed high on your horse. Or perhaps you would like to be judged with the same venom when you slip.

        • Letlow
          January 24, 2014 at 1:43 pm

          Ahem… Not exactly. This community is not intolerant towards EVERY criminal. Apparently, you are allowed to shoot dead your best friend at a stoplight, and you will be honored and praised for all eternity, SO LONG as you are a present or former member of the Lancaster Baptist church.

      • CB
        January 25, 2014 at 8:22 am

        Amen Sick & Tired and THANKS to the Sheriff’s Department! Get all the trash out of here.
        The law abiding working class.

      • Gladys
        January 26, 2014 at 12:08 am

        Is that true? Ex-felons get home checked? What if they were released under AB109, are not on probation and do not have to wear the ankle monitor like most sex offenders? Are they home checked at random? What if they have never lived where they show on Megans List. Doesn’t anyone care about that? What if they physically live in another county and have never told the desk at Lancaster Station. Does anyone care about that? Just curious, how people get away with soooo much.

  10. BreakinmyhouseBangBang
    January 23, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    Too bad he didn’t have a little weed,Cops woulda went off on this guy and put him away forever then.

  11. Inluve2
    January 23, 2014 at 4:08 pm

    Why does everyone have to be so negative, He probably lives with his parents or his wife may have a good job, remember only God can judge!!!

    • OK
      January 23, 2014 at 4:23 pm

      Ok then keep your head in the sand, I’m sure he is just miss-understood.

    • [removed]
      January 25, 2014 at 7:23 pm

      Thank you!

  12. Got ya
    January 23, 2014 at 4:05 pm

    Good job…. To the officers. Q: what’s going on with the Sysytem now? Anyone can do the crime but won’t pay for it? What’s the message In it all?

  13. Metalchick
    January 23, 2014 at 1:44 pm

    Are you kidding me? $35,000 bail? All he needs is $3,500 from a bail bondsman and then he’s out of there! Why the heck did he get bail anyways?

    And look at that neighborhood, those looks like some expensive 5-7 bedroom houses.

    • wow
      January 23, 2014 at 2:11 pm

      I once pepper-sprayed someone during a drunken 4th of july brawl and was charged with “misuse of pepper spray” and my bail was set at $70,000

    January 23, 2014 at 12:24 pm


  15. Jackie
    January 23, 2014 at 11:54 am

    Living a block away from the actual house I can say we USE to have a wonderful neighborhood. The school was a safe place our kids could play outside. In the past year I have seen children suffer from the loss of their friend, people investigating their back yards before kids go play in them and now with this I’m sure no one will be getting to know new neighbors. Just because the house look nice doesn’t mean the people in them are. People have so many ways if gettig a house and it’s sad to say this area I have lived in for over 7 years has gone to crap! I can’t wait to get out of here and hope that we find a better area. I will give the police credit here they did a great job keeping us residents informed and getting the area cleared! Bravo! Thank you for tryig to keep is a safe!

    • Bob
      January 24, 2014 at 7:02 am

      THE ANTELOPE VALLEY: A great place to “leave”.

  16. Wanderlust
    January 23, 2014 at 10:56 am

    This is the type of house someone on a felony probation lives in? Really? I wonder why hard-working, ex-military, and the like are living in run down mobile homes?

  17. Gerry
    January 23, 2014 at 10:20 am

    Hey AVTimes, how about some information on what the earlier felonies were? How long was he out on probation? Is he one of “Jerry’s kids”, you know the ones released early to county authorities because of prison over-crowding?

  18. Jip Joe
    January 23, 2014 at 9:53 am

    Prior felonies, now this. Why bother with the trash? Use it for medical experiments, hard labor working the roads, or a bullet. No more Hotel California.

  19. d
    January 23, 2014 at 9:44 am

    Lame. I remember they arrested my friend for having bomb making materials from fireworks he took apart. They are hyping this incident and using the AV times now as puppets.

    This is not news.

  20. petie
    January 23, 2014 at 8:45 am

    wtf really only a 35,000 bail thats some bull[removed] after all that [removed] they found on him

    • DaNk
      January 23, 2014 at 9:20 am

      Tell me about it! I got busted for petty theft and got a no bail hold. Then after a month in jail they dropped it to only $50,000! This is BS!

    • sickofit
      January 23, 2014 at 9:20 am

      No kidding…having lived here since the 50’s, eagerly awaiting retirement so I can get the heck out of here! This place has gone to hell.

      • time2cleanupAV
        January 23, 2014 at 2:01 pm

        Yeah this place has gone to hell thanks to all these low income housing

  21. heyney
    January 23, 2014 at 8:15 am

    my guess he is part of something bigger to fund this operation

  22. great job!
    January 23, 2014 at 8:10 am

    Good job cops! We don’t need people like this in our community. Those look like nice houses on that street, I wonder how he could afford to live there.

    • The Guy With Two Arms
      January 23, 2014 at 8:13 am

      Crime does pay. Until one gets caught or shot.

    • sickofit
      January 23, 2014 at 9:23 am

      Same way most of the people who have invaded our valley…on our tax dollars. Probably Section 8 and god knows what else, plus selling drugs. A complete waste of skin cells.

    • time2cleanupAV
      January 23, 2014 at 2:02 pm

      Its called drug money. That’s how he is able to afford a house like that

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