Explosives found at home near high school

Authorities speak with nearby witnesses concerning an explosion in Lakeview that happened within 1,000 feet of Lakeview High School and Daly Middle School.

An outdoor explosive prompted the response of Oregon State Police, Lake County Sheriff’s Department, Lakeview Town Police and Lakeview Fire Department on Thursday, May 10 at about 9:30 a.m. Authorities found a total of four explosive devices, two of which had already gone off, one that drew the attention of law enforcement over the last several days. 

According to OSP, these were homemade pipe-bomb style explosives. Inside the home located at South K Street, across the street from Lakeview High School’s Steninger field, residents were manufacturing butane hash oil, but the explosion didn’t originate from the makeshift lab. An Oregon State Explosives and Bomb taskforce from Salem responded to detonate the two other explosives in safe locations between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. 

After the explosion, Lakeview High School and Daly Middle School went under a lockdown, which was lifted promptly after the scene was secured. 

Three arrests were made during the investigation. Kayleena Adamec of Lakeview was charged with a probation violation, interfering with a peace officer, possession of methamphetamine, possession of a weapon by a felon, manufacture and delivery of a Schedule I, II or II Controlled Substance within 1,000 feet of a school and hindering prosecution. Dale Lee Rohwer of Lakeview was charged with hindering prosecution and interfering with a peace officer. Russell Allen Rohwer was charged with manufacture of destructive device, possession of destructive device, interfering with a peace officer, discharge of weapons, explosives or similar devices – misdemeanor, disorderly conduct in the second degree, interfering with peace officer, resisting arrest, possession of methamphetamine – usable quantity and two prior usable quantity possession conviction, possession of a weapon by a felon, failure to appear in the second, failure to appear on a bench warrant, failure to appear in the first and manufacture and delivery of a Schedule I, II, II controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school. 

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