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* Steven Eremeyeff gets three years in prison for setting off two pipe bombs in South San Francisco

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A 33-year-old man was ordered Monday to spend three years in prison for setting off two pipe bombs in South San Francisco in January.Steven Eremeyeff pleaded no contest at his pretrial conference Monday in San Mateo County Superior Court to two felony counts of possession of a destructive device in a public place, Chief Deputy District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said.Prosecutors said Eremeyeff detonated a pipe bomb in the Oyster Point area on Jan. 17 and set off another one two weeks later in a residential neighborhood.No one was injured in either incident, police said.Eremeyeff was arrested in early February after a lengthy investigation that included detectives visiting a Lowe’s store in South San Francisco where security video showed Eremeyeff purchasing the bomb parts, Wagstaffe said. One of the detectives recognized Eremeyeff from high school. He was arrested at his workplace Feb. 5, Wagstaffe said. Eremeyeff was sentenced Monday to three years in prison with credit for 133 days served. He has been in custody in lieu of $250,000 bail.

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