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Rocklin police: Suspicious device found in parking lot may have been child’s toy

Rocklin police say a suspicious object resembling a pipe bomb was not an explosive device and may instead have been some type of noise maker or child’s toy.

Police received a call about 11:15 a.m. Tuesday reporting a suspicious device in the parking lot of the CVS pharmacy at 3251 Stanford Ranch Road. Officers responded and determined that the object looked like a possible pipe bomb and cordoned off the area as a precaution, according to a Police Department news release. Rocklin and Victory high school officials were notified because of the close proximity of the campuses to the site. Police said there was no indication that anyone at the schools or nearby businesses was in danger.

The Rocklin/Roseville Explosive Ordnance Detail arrived and rendered the device safe.

Police said it appeared the object was inadvertently left in the parking lot, and the incident is no longer being investigated as a criminal case.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy