CALIFORNIA, Md. (Feb. 19, 2009)—This morning saw the sixth bomb threat via telephone against the California, Md. Wal-Mart retail store within a two week period. Two threats were called in on Wednesday, one in the morning and the second in the afternoon, and the prior incident occurred on Monday morning. Today's call came in at approximately 11 a.m.
Police in St. Mary's County exercised a response that by now must appear old-hat. Patrol units from the sheriff's office and the Maryland State Police, Leonardtown Barrack, responded and the store was evacuated and searched. After finding no suspicious items, the store was reopened.
The incidents are being investigated by St. Mary's County Bureau of Criminal Investigations (BCI)—a team of detectives from the sheriff's office and MSP.
Anyone with information regarding these incidents is asked to contact Crime Solvers at 301-475-3333. You can remain anonymous and could receive a cash reward of up to $1000.00. You can also contact detectives directly at 301-475-4200, ext. 9058.