Burglary Suspect Arrested After Bomb Hoax

Burglary Suspect Arrested After Bomb Hoax

ALPINE – San Diego County sheriffs arrested a burglary suspect after he allegedly eluded police by calling in a fake bomb threat to a local fast food restaurant.

Police arrested Justin C. Williams on April 7 in Alpine one day after the incident. Williams was booked in San Diego Central Jail on burglary charges.

According to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, a fumigation employee spotted a man leaving a tented house near Quail Canyon Road in Alpine the morning of April 6 and notified police.

During a search for the suspect, police said an anonymous caller phoned in a bomb threat to a nearby Jack-in-the-Box restaurant “in an attempt to call of the deputies searching for the burglary suspect.”

Lakeside deputies responded to the bomb threat and determined it was a hoax. The search for the suspect was called off at 3 p.m.

Through investigative leads using subscriber information, Alpine detectives identified Justin C. Williams as the caller who phoned in the fake bomb threat.

Williams was taken into custody on April 7 and was later identified as the burglary suspect through a lineup

Burglary Suspect Arrested After Bomb Hoax was last modified: April 8th, 2016 by admin
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