The reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person phoning in bomb threats in Waupun has been increased to $400 as the number of bomb threats increases to double digits.
Deputy Police Chief Scott Louden says a threat received through the Waupun Police Department about a bomb at the Junior/Senior High School early this (Wednesday) morning was the 11th threat received since Sunday. He says they do have a potential suspect or person of interest. “We do have a person of interest in regard to this. We were able to get a search warrant from the phone company and be able to get the records, which are filtering in.”
Louden says that person may also be responsible for threats in nearby Fox Lake and Beaver Dam, but at this point in their investigation they are waiting on phone records to determine if it is the work of one person. “At this point we don’t know if it’s one person or if there are any copy cats or multiple people who are calling in. Once the phone records come in, we’ll have a better idea of if it’s just a single party or if there are multiple players in this.”
Louden says he would consider the threats an act of terrorism because they are disrupting residents’ habits and the quality of life in the city. “Obviously he’s got the attention of the police department and the attention of the community. And you’re having business members offering out money to make sure this person is caught as quickly as possible.”
Bob Nelson, KFIZ