Domestic Violence Call Leads to Discovery of Explosives in Menifee Home; Man Arrested

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Timothy Rarick is seen in an image provided by the Riverside County Sheriff's Department on Dec. 17, 2019.
Timothy Rarick is seen in an image provided by the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department on Dec. 17, 2019.

Deputies responding to a domestic violence call arrested a Menifee man Tuesday after a cache of weapons, including explosive devices, were discovered inside the home.

Authorities were sent to the 28000 block of Richfield Circle just after 5:30 a.m., the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department stated in a news release.

During their investigation, deputies discovered there was a large number of weapons inside the home.

A hazardous device team was called to the scene and recovered seven improvised explosive devices, the Sheriff’s Department stated.

Investigators also recovered 15 guns and several thousand rounds of ammunition in various stages of assembly.

Weapons found in a Menifee home are displayed in a photo from the Riverside County Sheriff's Department on Dec. 17, 2019.
Weapons found in a Menifee home are displayed in a photo from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department on Dec. 17, 2019.

Timothy Rarick, 56, was arrested on suspicion of criminal threats, possession of an explosive device in a residence and domestic violence.

A restraining order was obtained prohibiting Rarick from possessing firearms, ammunition or magazines.

Anyone with further information about the investigation was asked to call the Sheriff’s Department at 951-210-1000.

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