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Police seek possible serial bomber in Oregon
NBC News ^ | November 13, 2013 | By Andrew Blankstein

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 ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; US: Oregon
KEYWORDS: alanleroymcvay; bomb; bomber; coosbay; da; jacksoncounty; mcvay; medford; medfordor; oregon; police; possible; seek; serial
There's a composite sketch of the possible suspect at the link. Could be a skinhead.
1 posted on 11/13/2013 9:23:55 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee
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To: Brad from Tennessee

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.


2 posted on 11/13/2013 9:34:21 PM PST by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
Mohammad?
3 posted on 11/13/2013 10:07:36 PM PST by garjog (Obama: making the world safe for Sharia.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Isn’t Portland a sanctuary city?


4 posted on 11/13/2013 10:07:51 PM PST by Dapper 26
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To: Dapper 26
[Isn’t Portland a sanctuary city?]

Yes. Portland, Oregon and Portland, Maine.

5 posted on 11/13/2013 10:18:58 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Dapper 26
If you get in a car in Coos Bay and drive for 90 minutes and then another hour on the interstate you will get there. From previous articles there is almost no Law enforcement in that county. Propane is used as an accelerator to a bomb. The Banner Muneholff gang used a propane device at Ramstign. The cylinder went through a concrete wall and remained intact. This was a thief or deer poacher Who didn't get the memo that blowing things up is now a Major crime and a good way for the locals to turn over a problem to the feds.
6 posted on 11/13/2013 10:28:27 PM PST by Domangart
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To: Brad from Tennessee

“”We are keeping a very open mind on this.”

Translation: The main suspect is a muslim.


7 posted on 11/14/2013 12:12:58 AM PST by lowbridge
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To: Foundahardheadedwoman

I just go with Post Toasties any more and skip the sugar.


8 posted on 11/14/2013 12:53:28 AM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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Previously...

Quote:

www.fbi.gov/wanted/seeking-info/unknown-suspect-13/view

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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Snippet - Quote:

www.fbi.gov/portland/press-releases/2013/fbi-offers-reward-of-up-to-10-000-in-coos-bay-ied-investigation

FBI Offers Reward of Up to $10,000 in Coos Bay IED Investigation

FBI Portland
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 Attorney’s Office for the District of Oregon and the District Attorney’s 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 FBI’s 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, 5’6”-5’7” tall, and about 150 pounds with a shaved head. That sketch is below.


9 posted on 11/14/2013 1:24:17 AM PST by Cindy
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http://www.koin.com/news/oregon/possible-explosion-at-das-office-in-medford

“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 sheriff’s 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.”


10 posted on 11/14/2013 1:33:43 AM PST by Cindy
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To: Brad from Tennessee

11 posted on 11/14/2013 2:11:36 AM PST by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: Domangart

Baader-Meinhof gang. Various spellings, “aa” and/or “ff”. BBC story from 2007.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/6314559.stm


12 posted on 11/14/2013 2:17:36 AM PST by Right Wing Assault (What happened to my tagline??)
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To: MaxMax
James Carville
13 posted on 11/14/2013 3:34:24 AM PST by bitterohiogunclinger (Proudly casting a heavy carbon footprint as I clean my guns ---)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
There's a composite sketch of the possible suspect at the link. Could be a skinhead.

Probably a racist, head-shaving, Tea Party advocate such as myself.....can't wait for them to make the obvious connection.

14 posted on 11/14/2013 4:23:04 AM PST by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: trebb

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?


15 posted on 11/14/2013 6:09:23 AM PST by Progov
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To: Progov

Perhaps these are “test” runs.


16 posted on 11/14/2013 6:10:02 AM PST by Progov
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To: Brad from Tennessee
The FBI is offering a reward of up to $10,000...

...for information linking this to the Tea Party.

17 posted on 11/14/2013 6:17:37 AM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

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?


18 posted on 11/14/2013 7:06:45 AM PST by zeugma (Is it evil of me to teach my bird to say "here kitty, kitty"?)
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To: zeugma

[. . . 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.


19 posted on 11/14/2013 10:00:41 AM PST by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: trebb
Could be James Carville.
20 posted on 11/14/2013 10:03:20 AM PST by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: zeugma

It is unknown (to me) if there is any connection.

I posted for archival purposes the last Oregon bombing info I was aware of.


21 posted on 11/15/2013 4:57:49 AM PST by Cindy
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More Details re bombing at DA’s office:

http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2013/11/bombing_of_jackson_county_das.html


22 posted on 11/15/2013 5:01:17 AM PST by Cindy
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http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2013/11/medford_explosion_authorities.html

“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

MEDFORD —

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.”


23 posted on 11/15/2013 5:05:31 AM PST by Cindy
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ADDING to post no. 23:

Video describing the sports car of interest...

Video - description - quote:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKOp08qG90g

News - Covertible Search - theDove.us

theDoveTV

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.

Originally aired on theDove TV & Radio 15th November 2013
See more at http://thedove.us and http://facebook.com/thedoveonline

Category
News & Politics

License
Standard YouTube License


24 posted on 11/16/2013 11:01:07 PM PST by Cindy
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http://www.officer.com/news/11245275/man-arrested-in-bombing-at-ore-das-office

“Man Arrested in Bombing at Ore. DA’s Office”
JEFF BARNARD
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.”


25 posted on 11/23/2013 2:04:40 AM PST by Cindy
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