World War II Grenade Found Inert

Photo by Mary O’KEEFE Glendale police closed the 3700 block of Glenwood Avenue on Monday after a WWII grenade was found in a garage.


The 3700 block of Glenwood Avenue was closed down for a short while early Monday evening after Glendale police received a call of a grenade found in a garage.

“It appeared to be a World War II grenade,” said Sgt. Kevin Dizon, adding “It is pineapple shaped.”

The call came about 4:30 p.m. from a man who was cleaning the garage of a home in the 2900 block of Oakendale Drive. The grenade was apparently in a box that had been moved from the garage to a nearby shed. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Arson and Explosive Detail Unit arrived and placed the grenade in a safe container.

Explosives, like the granade, are taken to a L.A. County Sheriff’s bomb range, all under military ordinece, for disposal.

“The granade was inert…It wasn’t live,” said Det. Tim Wainscott from the arson and explosive detail.

The home owners were evacuated.

“The [nearby] neighbors were not home [at the time],” Dizon said.

There were no other evacuations.