19 December 2014
Possible Connections Between Portland Pipe Bombs and Florence
A Tillamook County man sought this week in connection with a pursuit in Portland that ended with the suspect throwing four pipe bombs at police is also being considered in connection with a pair of pipe bomb incidents in Florence.
44 year old Neal Allen Panschow was the subject of a “multi-agency” meeting Thursday that included a Florence Police detective.
The first episode in Florence was September 17th when a woman walking her dog discovered an unexploded pipe bomb near 22nd street, a block away from Siuslaw Elementary School.
The second episode was November 8th when a pipe bomb exploded in the same area. There was no damage in either incident but the first one shut down the Florence Justice Center when a Police Auxiliary Volunteer placed the bomb in her car and drove it there.
Panschow is described as being about 5’10”. He could be driving a silver 2002 Honda Civic two-door with Oregon License Plate number 064-CPJ.