Astoria Police investigate property crime caused by improvised explosive device.

On 07/06/2020 at 7:50 A.M. Astoria Police responded the Emerald Heights, Spruance parking area,  for a report of property damage to a vehicle related to fireworks.  Upon investigation it was determined that an improvised explosive device made with additional items to act as projectiles had been set off causing damage to two vehicles. Debris from the devices was thrown in an approximately, 30 foot radius from the explosion site.  Based on interviews, it is believed the device was set off at approximately 2:00 AM on 07/06/2020

Anyone who has information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Cory Gerig at 503-298-2547 or by email at