Skip to comments.Police seek possible serial bomber in Oregon
Posted on 11/13/2013 9:23:55 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee
An improvised explosive device blew out windows and ignited a small fire at the Jackson County prosecutor's office in Medford, Ore., Wednesday, but authorities said the damage could have been far worse had it ignited a large propane tank at the scene.
No injuries were reported as a result of the blast, which occurred at about 4:30 a.m. Local and state police and the FBI and ATF are currently investigating.
Law enforcement sources familiar with the case said there was no immediate claim of responsibility and as of yet, there are no suspects, but they are attempting to determine if the bombing was related to two previous incidents involving improvised explosive devices in nearby Coos Bay.
"We are certainly looking into a connection with the Coos Bay cases," said Lt. Mike Budreau of the Medford Police Department. "We are keeping a very open mind on this."
The FBI is offering a reward of up to $10,000. . .
(Excerpt) Read more at investigations.nbcnews.com ...
I want to know, just what has this guy got against Frosted Flakes? It is one strange world we’re living in when even breakfast aint safe.
Isn’t Portland a sanctuary city?
Yes. Portland, Oregon and Portland, Maine.
“”We are keeping a very open mind on this.”
Translation: The main suspect is a muslim.
FBI.gov: SEEKING INFORMATION
(SNIPPET: On August 23, 2013, an improvised explosive device (IED) detonated at the base of the Mingus Park Vietnam War Memorial in Coos Bay,Oregon. On September 3, 2013, a second IED was left at The Prayer Chapel in Coos Bay, Oregon.
This device was disrupted before it detonated. Although it is not known at this time whether or not the same person or persons is responsible for both IEDs, the FBI is investigating these two incidents jointly with the Coos Bay Police Department and the Oregon State Police. The Coos Bay Police Department has released a sketch of a man who was seen in the area of The Prayer Chapel shortly before the second IED was found.)
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FBI Offers Reward of Up to $10,000 in Coos Bay IED Investigation
September 20, 2013
The FBI is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest, and conviction of the person or people responsible for two improvised explosive devices (IEDs) left at a Coos Bay Park and at the Prayer Chapel in Coos Bay, Oregon. The FBI, the Coos Bay Police Department (CBPD), and Oregon State Police (OSP) are working jointly to determine who created and placed the IEDs at these locations. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service are also providing assistance.
Late in the evening of August 22, 2013, an IED detonated at the base of the Mingus Park Vietnam War Memorial. On September 3, 2013, someone placed another IED inside the Prayer Chapel at Second Street and Commercial Avenue in Coos Bay. The Coos Bay Fire Department and OSP Hazardous Device Technicians were able to disrupt that explosive before it detonated. At this time, it is not known if the same person or group is responsible for both IEDs.
The investigation into both incidents is continuing to be addressed by federal, state, and local personnel. At the time of arrest, the United States Attorneys Office for the District of Oregon and the District Attorneys Office for Coos County will work together to determine which court system is the most appropriate forum for prosecution based on the facts of the case, the motive involved, and other factors.
The FBIs participation in this case stems from the Church Arson Prevention Act (CAPA), which makes it a violation of federal law to intentionally deface, damage, or destroy any religious real property because of the religious character of that property (or to attempt to do so). The maximum penalty for violation of the CAPA is 20 years in prison.
The Coos Bay Police Department has released a sketch of a person believed to have been in the vicinity of the Prayer Chapel shortly before the IED was found there. Witnesses described that person as a white man, approximately 55 years old, 56-57 tall, and about 150 pounds with a shaved head. That sketch is below.
“IED explodes at DA’s office in Medford”
By Brent Weisberg and Faris Tanyos
Updated: Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 2:06 PM PST
Published: Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 7:59 AM PST
PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN)
SNIPPET: “Medford police and Jackson County sheriffs deputies respond to find a propane tank ablaze, as well as a fire burning on the exterior of the building and several shattered windows. Neighbors told KTVL-TV that they were awoken by the explosion.
Lt. Mike Budreau, a Medford police spokesman, confirmed that the building was empty at the time. He described the damage to the building as moderate. Budreau said it appears the suspect attempted to fully explode the 11-pound propane tank, but was unsuccessful. Had it fully exploded, the damage would have been more devastating.”
Baader-Meinhof gang. Various spellings, “aa” and/or “ff”. BBC story from 2007.
Probably a racist, head-shaving, Tea Party advocate such as myself.....can't wait for them to make the obvious connection.
Coos Bay, Oregon? Why the hell would someone want to blow up that little place when there are major targets located all over this country?
Perhaps these are “test” runs.
...for information linking this to the Tea Party.
While not particularly concerned about someone targeting a prosecutor’s office, the other two they mention are troublesome. They immediately start targeting “skinheads” when the prosecutor’s office is targeted, but what connection is there for a ‘prayer chapel’, Vietnam Memorial, and a prosecutors office?
[. . . but what connection is there for a prayer chapel, Vietnam Memorial, and a prosecutors office?]
You’re right. The perpetrator may have an agenda closer to the Occupy Movement.
It is unknown (to me) if there is any connection.
I posted for archival purposes the last Oregon bombing info I was aware of.
More Details re bombing at DA’s office:
“Medford explosion: Authorities wonder if fleeing sports car was connected to blast”
November 14, 2013 at 1:44 PM, updated November 14, 2013 at 1:52 PM
SNIPPET: “The vehicle was described as a dark, two-door convertible.”
SNIPPET: “Police were also trying to track down two people seen running through the neighborhood at the time of the blast. One seen by a resident may have been carrying a flashlight. One spotted by a policeman got away, and a tracking dog failed to find the person.”
ADDING to post no. 23:
Video describing the sports car of interest...
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News - Covertible Search - theDove.us
Published on Nov 15, 2013
Medford Police are asking for help from the pubic in obtaining evidence in Wednesday Morning’s Bombing of the District Attorney’s Office.
News & Politics
Standard YouTube License
“Man Arrested in Bombing at Ore. DA’s Office”
SOURCE: THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
CREATED: NOVEMBER 22, 2013
SNIPPET: “Alan Leroy McVay allegedly tried to blow up the Jackson County District Attorney’s Office on Nov. 13.”
SNIPPET: “But The Mail Tribune newspaper reported in April that McVay was one of three people being prosecuted in the burglary of a Medford home where 30 guns and ammunition were taken.”