Irvine Man Arrested for Making Bomb Threats Against County Jail Facilities

Sheriff deputies arrested Pejman Zanjani, 39, outside of his Irvine home Monday morning after identifying him as the man behind recent bomb scares. On July 18, authorities note that he called the dispatch center of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department (OCSD) around 11:25 p.m. and threatened county jail facilities over the course of an 11-minute conversation.

Three days later, Zanjani called dispatch again, with apparently nothing better to do around 1 a.m., and made another bomb threat, this time against the dispatch center itself. 

After the first call, the Sheriff’s Hazardous Devices Squad (HDS) responded to county jail facilities and searched the perimeters for explosives with the help of bomb-sniffing dogs. Deputies inside and outside of the jails kept a watchful eye for any suspicious activity. During the second call, authorities were able to identify Zanjani and obtained an arrest warrant. 

When Zanjani left his Irvine home on Monday morning, sheriff deputies promptly detained him. The Irvine Police Department assisted deputies in securing the scene. Based on their investigation, sheriff deputies arrested Zanjani and hauled him off to Orange County Jail.

Zanjani is currently being held on $100,000 bail and is expected to be arraigned in court tomorrow on a felony county of making criminal threats. 


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