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News Release
Fryrear Road area explosion (Photo) - 03/21/20


Fryrear Road area explosion

Released by: Lt. Mike Biondi

Release Date: 03/21/2020

Incident date/time: 03/21/2020 at 11:45 a.m. 

Location: 68000 Block of Fryrear Road - on undeveloped county property


On 03/21/2020 at about 11:45 hours, Deschutes County 911 received a report of a loud explosion in the 68000 block of Fryrear Road.  Deschutes County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to the area along with Cloverdale Fire Department personnel.

Upon arrival, deputies located debris strewn about the area and found a couch frame hanging from the power lines.  The investigation revealed unknown person(s) detonated an explosive device which blew up a mattress and couch.  The blast was significant enough to launch the couch frame into the air where it hung up on the power lines which were approximately 20-30 feet above the ground.  A resident approximately a mile away reported the blast shook the windows of their residence.  No significant power outages were reported in the area.    

A late model, white, full-sized Chevy or GMC pickup was seen leaving the area.  It was described as lifted with off road tires and possibly had out of state license plates.  It was operated by a white male and white female with long dark hair.  They were believed to be in their 30s.

An Oregon State Police bomb technician responded and investigated the scene along with a Central Electric Cooperative crew who removed the frame from the powerlines.

The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office is asking anyone with information regarading this incidnet to call non-emergency dispatch at 541-693-6911.  Refernece case number 20-70067.  

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is a full service agency that oversees the adult jail, provides patrol, criminal investigations, civil process and search and rescue operations. Special units include SWAT, Street Crimes, Marine Patrol, ATV Patrol, Forest Patrol, along with six K9 teams. Founded in 1916 and today led by your duly elected Sheriff L. Shane Nelson, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office serves the nearly 190,000 residents in Deschutes County. The agency has 230 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 187 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.


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Attached Media Files: Powerlines , Debris , CEC trtuck
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