Police: Teen had 'improvised destructive device' in pickup
COOS BAY, Ore. - State police found an improvised destructive device in the glove box of a speeding pickup truck packed with teens and alcohol during a traffic stop early Sunday morning, Oregon State Police said.
The 17-year-old boy behind the wheel of the 1991 Toyota pickup was booked into the Douglas County Juvenile Detention Center for Unlawful Possession of a Destructive Device, Unlawful Manufacture of a Destructive Device, and 3 counts of Furnishing Alcohol to a Minor.
The three passengers - 2 teen girls and a boy - were cited for Minor in Possession of Alcohol and released to family.
All four teens are from North Bend.
The investigation started when a trooper pulled over the pickup on Highway 101 north of Coos Bay on suspicion of speeding at 12:01 a.m. Sunday.
The trooper found alcohol in the truck - and a small destructive device in the glove box of the pickup.
Police had the truck towed to a secure location until the state police bomb squad could respond later in the day and take care of the device.
State police Hazardous Device Technicians declined to release any details about the improvised device. Bomb technicians try to keep their techniques proprietary so as not to assist or embolden people who might want to make a bomb.