A 33-year-old South San Francisco man was arrested this morning on suspicion of having possessed, constructed and detonated several pipe bombs, a police detective said. Steve Gregory Eremeyeff was arrested shortly before 7:40 a.m. today at his work in the 500 block of Railroad Avenue, according to South San Francisco police Detective Tony Bordigon. Eremeyeff had a small amount of what is suspected to be methamphetamine with him when he was arrested, police said.
Investigators executed a search warrant at his home in the 500 block of Larch Avenue, where they found materials that could be used in the construction of a pipe bomb, Bordigon said. Eremeyeff also admitted to possessing, building and detonating
multiple pipe bombs in the Oyster Point area of the city, according to Bordigon. No injuries were reported during the detonations. The arrest came after a lengthy investigation that included detectives traveling to local hardware stores and viewing surveillance footage that showed a man purchasing materials that could be used to make the bombs, Bordigon said.
He said still photos of the surveillance footage were brought back to the police station, where a member of the department recognized Eremeyeff from having worked with him before joining the force. Pipe-fitting was one of Eremeyeff’s occupations, according to Bordigon. He was booked into county jail in Redwood City and is expected to be arraigned Monday on the bomb and drug charges, Bordigon said. Anyone who may have witnessed any of the pipe bomb detonations or has any information about the incidents is asked to contact South San Francisco police at (650) 877-8910.
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