Chemult man arrested for pipe bombs

After disturbance, two homemade pipe bombs found in car

By Tyler Leeds / The Bulletin

Two pipe bombs were discovered after the arrest of a Chemult man Saturday night.

Oregon State Police arrested 26-year-old Donald E. Cockerill, 26, after a reported disturbance in the 500 block of Benard Lane in Chemult, about 35 miles south of La Pine. According to a press release, OSP responded to a call about an intoxicated man who had broken a car window and threatened to use explosive devices on a car and residence.

It was also reported that the man threatened to commit suicide.

The police arrested Cockerill without incident after arriving at the scene at 10:12 p.m. While searching Cockerill’s vehicle, OSP troopers allegedly discovered what were described as two small, homemade pipe bombs.

After the discovery of the explosives, OSP Hazardous Device technicians were called in to remove the pipe bombs.

Cockerill is being held in the Klamath County Jail on suspicion of possession of a destructive device, menacing, criminal mischief in the second degree, disorderly conduct in the second degree and harassment.

— Reporter: 541-633-2160, tleeds@bendbulletin.com