Sutherlin, Or (KMTR) Neighbors are on edge after Deputies discover a stash of pipe bombs in a Sutherlin home, right across the street from a high school.
Deputies say they originally visited the suspect's home on January 28th, because they found his truck in Elkton, filled with someone else's reportedly stolen logging equipment. They say they did end up recovering more stolen equipment at the home, but also came across eight pipe bombs in the living room.
Oregon State Police Bomb Squad was called into handle the explosives. When they arrived, they say they found a ninth bomb in the kitchen.
Deputies arrested both men living at the residence. 29 year old Kevin Lowell and 21 year old Dylan Peden were both taken to Douglas County Jail for theft, trespassing, and unlawful possession of an explosive device. Lowell was also charged with making the bombs. O.S.P. says the devices were all made from P.V.C. pipe and varied in size, from 4 to 7 inches long, nearly an inch in diameter, and all loaded with gun powder.
Lowell’s home is right across the street from Sutherlin High School, and within a couple blocks of Sutherlin Middle School, and East Sutherlin Elementary School. Neighbors say it's been a stressful situation, so close to their homes and so many schools, they're relieved no one got hurt.