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