News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's OfficePosted: Oct. 1, 2012, 2:25 p.m.
Media and Interested Parties
Wilsonville Police arrest three teens following string of Memorial Park 'bottle bomb' incidents; additional tips sought
After an extensive investigation by the Wilsonville Police Department, three teenagers have been arrested following a string of "bottle bombs" that have left residents on edge. The bombs were found in Wilsonville's Memorial Park throughout the last week.
Acting on tips, as well as some evidence found at the scene, Wilsonville Police officers identified three 15-year-old boys, all residents of the City of Wilsonville, as the suspects. In subsequent interviews, the boys each admitted to taking part in the incidents.
The City of Wilsonville put out alert notices to residents to encourage them not to touch the "bombs." No one was injured by these devices -- but there has been some property damage.
At this time, the City of Wilsonville and Wilsonville Police are confident that there are no more "bottle bombs" planted by the suspects. However, officials encourage everyone to be aware of their surroundings and alert police if further suspicious items are found.
Names are not being released at this time, as the investigation is still ongoing.
The exact charges are still pending while the dollar amount of the damage is totaled. If the damage exceeds $1,000, the teens could face charges of Criminal Mischief I -- which is a Class C Felony, punishable by 5 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
Once the investigation is complete, the case will be handed over to the Clackamas County Juvenile Department for prosecution.
ADDITIONAL TIPS SOUGHT
Anyone with information concerning this event is encouraged to contact the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office's confidential Tip Line -- by phone at 503-723-4949, or by using the online e-mail form.
The public can also submit crime-tip text messages to the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office from a cell phone. All users have to do is send a text message to CRIMES (274637 on your phone keypad) -- with the keyword CCSO as the first word in the message body. Important reminder: Please do not send emergency messages using the text-messaging system -- in case of an emergency, call 911.
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office
Deputy Bryon O'Neil
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