Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Costa Mesa man Baylor Eldric Maggenti charged with possessing pipe bomb materials

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Rancho Santa Margarita, CA-  Costa Mesa man Baylor Eldric Maggenti, has been charged with illegally possession firearms and materials to make an explosive device in his Costa Mesa home, according to the Orange County District Attorney’s (OCDA) office. 

Maggenti, 66, Costa Mesa, is charged with one felony count each of intent to unlawfully make a destructive device, possession of a short-barreled shotgun, and possession of an assault weapon. I

On Dec. 17, 2012, the Costa Mesa Police Department (CMPD) received a tip that the defendant was in possession of explosive material in the building on Whittier Avenue where he lived and had a wood-working business. 

At approximately 5:30 p.m., CMPD searched the property. Maggenti is accused of being in possession of pipe bomb-making materials including explosive powder, fuses, galvanized pipes, and other items. No completed, assembled bombs were found. Maggenti is also accused of being in possession of multiple firearms, including illegally possessing a short-barrel shotgun and assault weapon. 

Maggenti was arrested at the scene by CMPD and the investigation is ongoing. 

Senior Deputy District Attorney Chris Duff of the Special Prosecutions Unit is prosecuting this case. 

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