Explosive Device Planted at Orco Gunworks in Coos Bay: Police Seeking Suspect

Coos Bay, Oregon – Residents in the Empire area were jolted awake by an early morning explosion at Orco Gunworks on N Wasson Street. On June 27th, at around 4:19 A.M., the Coos Bay Police Department responded to reports of an alarm and explosion at the business. Upon arrival, authorities discovered that a small explosive device had been planted and detonated, shattering the front window of the establishment.

Surveillance footage captured an unidentified adult male approaching the business and placing the device on the windowsill before lighting it and fleeing the scene. Despite the explosion, the suspect did not attempt to break into the business further. The CBPD is actively seeking information to identify the individual responsible for the incident. Investigators believe the suspect may have been picked up by a vehicle near the intersection of N Wasson St and Newmark Ave.

Authorities are urging anyone with information regarding the suspect or the explosion at Orco Gunworks to contact the Coos Bay Police Department or Coos Stop Crime. Tips can be provided anonymously to assist in the ongoing investigation. The motive behind the targeted attack remains unclear, as the community grapples with concerns over potential threats and safety in the area.

The incident has stirred unease among residents in the neighborhood, sparking conversations about security measures and the need for vigilance. Businesses in the area are now reviewing their own safety protocols to prevent similar incidents from occurring in the future. The Coos Bay Police Department is working diligently to bring the perpetrator to justice and ensure the safety and security of the community.