Mysterious Explosion Series: Officials Offer Greater Reward

VISTA, Calif. — Authorities are trying to find the person who detonated a string of explosive devices in North County this week — and they’re increasing the reward for information.

ATF investigators have joined an investigation by the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department into the mysterious explosions in Vista on Wednesday, although no one was injured and no property was damaged.

Now, someone who provides a tip that leads to an arrest in the case can earn $5,000 from San Diego County Crime Stoppers and the federal agency.

Little information is available about the three explosions, which were heard within hours of each other. Each happened in a parking lot or other open area. Two resulted in small fires, which crews quickly put out.

The first blast on Wednesday occurred at 11:30 a.m. on East Vista Way near Vale Terrace Drive. It was followed by another at 1:24 p.m. on E. East Drive near North Santa Fe Avenue, about a mile west of the first blast.

The last one came at 2:41 p.m., a few blocks east on East Drive, near North Citrus Avenue.

Officials described the detonated devices as “homemade,” but didn’t elaborate.

“If you see a device that seems suspicious or out of place in your neighborhood, do not touch, move or pick it up,” officials said in a news release Thursday. “Call 9-1-1 immediately.”

Anyone wishing to share information can call or visit Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477 sdcrimestoppers.org.

FOX 5’s Dillon Davis contributed to this report.

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Sarah Y. Kim

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