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Suspect in bomb case posts bail

July 09, 2008|By Alison Tully

BURBANK — A Burbank man who was arrested on June 27 after police reportedly found a small bomb in his car posted bail on Tuesday.

Bryan Weisburg, 22, was released after his arraignment, during which he pleaded not guilty to one felony count of possession of a destructive device, said Sandi Gibbons, public information officer for the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.

Weisburg’s bail was set at $500,000.

He was a tenant at a multi-family building on Rose Street owned by the husband of Burbank City Councilwoman Anja Reinke.

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“I met him on a couple of occasions, but he is no longer a tenant of mine and I had nothing to do with it obviously,” Reinke said at the council meeting on Tuesday night.

Weisburg was pulled over for a traffic violation at 8:45 a.m. June 27 at Moss Street and Magnolia Boulevard

Police performed a routine check of the vehicle and found a glass test-tube filled with silver grayish explosive powder, police Cpt. Craig Varner said.

Duct tape was placed on the top of the tube to keep the powder inside and a firecracker was attached to the outside of the device, he said.

The bomb squad was called and disabled the bomb, Sgt. Thor Merich said.

Police searched Weisburg’s residence for more explosives, but none were found, Varner said.

Weisburg told police that he did not intend to use the bomb, Merich said. A preliminary hearing will be July 28 at the Burbank Court House.


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