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Posted on Sun, Feb 12, 2012 : 3:35 p.m.

Teenager accused of making false bomb threats headed toward trial

By Kyle Feldscher

A Belleville teenager will stand trial for allegedly making two false bomb threats in late January, according to court records.


Cody Sliwin

Courtesy of the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office

Cody Sliwin, 18, is charged with two counts of making a false report of a bomb threat for an incident on Jan. 21. According to police, Sliwin twice reported a bomb threat to the Starbucks and Noodles & Co. in the Arborland shopping center.

Sliwin waived his right to a preliminary hearing Thursday, according to court records. He will be back in court for a pretrial hearing at 1:30 p.m. March 21.

The Starbucks and the Noodles & Co. in Arborland had to be shut down, first at 4:30 p.m. and again 50 minutes later, on Jan. 21 after a threat was called in.

Police responded to the area and used a bomb-sniffing dog from the University of Michigan Department of Public Safety to search the businesses. After nothing was found, the businesses reopened only to close again when the second threat came in.

Nothing was found, and no one was injured.

If convicted, Sliwin faces a maximum of four years in prison and a $2,000 fine.

Kyle Feldscher covers cops and courts for He can be reached at or you can follow him on Twitter.



Fri, Mar 2, 2012 : 1:39 a.m.

Hello, my name is Cody Sliwin. I would like to apologize to everyone who was affected by the the actions listed above. I'm not saying I'm guilty or innocent, I'm remaining mute during these proceedings. Many people have expressed many different emotions during this time. And I sympathize with the people that feel anger and feel unsafe in their community(s). So again I apologize for any civil unrest this may have caused. Thank you. -Cody Sliwin


Mon, Feb 13, 2012 : 9:34 p.m.

Are you sure this guy isn't just re-enacting things from Dragonball Z?


Mon, Feb 13, 2012 : 5:48 p.m.

At 18 years of age lets use the term man not teenager.Hey mom and dad this is a talk that should take place.Inform your children when they turn 18 they will be treated as adults by the courts!

Mr. Ed

Mon, Feb 13, 2012 : 9:44 p.m.



Mon, Feb 13, 2012 : 4:23 p.m.

Serious enough to bring terror to unexpected adults and fragile children. I say he needs to be made example of. This kind of behavior may have copycats, so we need to show the copycats that it is not going top be tolerated.


Mon, Feb 13, 2012 : 3:47 a.m.

He should have ran. He should have ran so far away.


Mon, Feb 13, 2012 : 6:54 p.m.

Great Stuff!

West of Main

Mon, Feb 13, 2012 : 3:02 p.m.

He couldn't get away.


Mon, Feb 13, 2012 : 12:52 p.m.

You just made my morning. Thank you.


Mon, Feb 13, 2012 : 12:43 p.m.

You made my morning. Thank you.


Mon, Feb 13, 2012 : 2:20 a.m.

@walkingjoe; I think there may have been a police sketch or something floating around. Just a wild guess.


Mon, Feb 13, 2012 : 1:05 a.m.

Best news I have heard all day!! Heading towards trial, then jail time! He should also be fined for the shut down time.


Sun, Feb 12, 2012 : 10:40 p.m.

This probably won't come out until his trial but I'm curious how they caught him. Did they trace his cell phone or maybe he showed up Caller ID.


Mon, Feb 13, 2012 : 3:55 p.m.

In a previous article, A2PD said they used cell phone technology in order to track down Sliwin and arrest him.


Mon, Feb 13, 2012 : 12:56 a.m.

I think that type of investigating reporting is beyond the scope of what can do. A well-written article is one where the reader does not have *questions* when they are done reading the article. The reporter could have asked the police. The least that would have happened would be "police refused to say how they managed to track the defendant down" or whatever. It's not rocket science.

Mr. Ed

Sun, Feb 12, 2012 : 10:12 p.m.

It reminds me of the 80's. Big hair and bomb threats. Sure hope the boy is innocent.

Mark Hergott

Sun, Feb 12, 2012 : 9:42 p.m.

You people are setting your selves up for failure with that photo. Please, find another one.


Sun, Feb 12, 2012 : 9:33 p.m.

Every single time you publish a photo of this guy you end up closing the comments on the story because of what people say. Can't you find another photo?