Second bomb reported in Weston


WESTON -- Police are investigating a second bomb-related case in the same neighborhood within the last two weeks.

A explosion was reported Saturday around 1 a.m. in the neighborhood of North Broad and East Poplar streets.

When residents of a house located on the 300 block of North Broad investigated Saturday morning, they discovered the back window to their pickup had been blown apart.

Sgt. Joshua Henningsen of the Weston Police Department said the device was strong enough to make an impression in the truck's metal tool box, which was where the device had been placed.

On June 29, the Oregon State Police was called in to a residence on the 200 block of North Broad Street to investigate bomb-like material that was discovered in a shed.

An OSP official said the recovered material turned out to be an incendiary device, something like a Molotov cocktail.

One arrest was made in connection with the June 29 incident for investigation of attempted arson and possession and use of fireworks.

Henningsen said both cases are still being investigated.


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