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Posted on Wed, Jan 25, 2012 : 12:49 p.m.

Teenager accused of making false bomb threats released from jail after paying $100

By Kyle Feldscher

The teenager accused of making two false bomb threats to Arborland businesses on Saturday was released Tuesday night from the Washtenaw County Jail after posting a $100 bond.


Cody Sliwin

Courtesy of the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office

Officials at the Washtenaw County Jail confirmed Cody Sliwin, 18, left jail at about 8 p.m. Tuesday. Sliwin was arraigned on two counts of making a false report of a bomb threat Tuesday afternoon.

He was only required to post 10 percent of his $1,000 bond in order to leave jail, according to a judge’s ruling.

Ann Arbor police Lt. Renee Bush said Wednesday that police used cell phone technology in order to track down Sliwin and arrest him.

The Starbucks and Noodles & Co. in the Arborland shopping center, 3601 Washtenaw Ave., were both closed Saturday afternoon as police investigated the threats.

Police initially responded to the area at 4:30 p.m. Saturday and searched the area using a bomb-sniffing dog from the University of Michigan Department of Public Safety to search the stores.

Both businesses reopened, but another bomb threat was called in at 5:20 p.m., according to police. The restaurants were searched and nothing was found, according to police.

If convicted, Sliwin faces up to four years in prison and a $2,000 fine. He’s scheduled to return to court for a preliminary exam at 8:30 a.m. Feb. 2.

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


Tony Dearing

Wed, Jan 25, 2012 : 8:58 p.m.

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N. Todd

Wed, Jan 25, 2012 : 8:48 p.m.

If I were to write a book about bomb threats; one of the first few chapters would discuss reasons why it's a poor decision to use your own cell phone.


Wed, Jan 25, 2012 : 7:58 p.m.

What Judge?

The Black Stallion3

Wed, Jan 25, 2012 : 7:55 p.m.

This must be a very sensitive issue given all the deleted comments.

Usual Suspect

Wed, Jan 25, 2012 : 8:21 p.m.

Are you kidding? The picture MAKES the story!


Wed, Jan 25, 2012 : 8:02 p.m.

In the first story all the comments were deleted because they commented on appearance of the individual. I assume the same is true here. In such a case, it might be better to not include a picture than to delete so many comments. I don't think the picture adds much to the story in this case.


Wed, Jan 25, 2012 : 7:15 p.m.

This bond is an honest to god joke! I just googled "bomb threat suspect bond" and each one of the stories I read from around the country had bond in the thousands to hundreds of thousands of dollars! It costs more to pay a traffic ticket!


Wed, Jan 25, 2012 : 6:45 p.m.

Whoo-hoo, this is just lover-ly !!! This is a serious crime....and a slap on the wrist and out on $100.00 ?


Wed, Jan 25, 2012 : 6:31 p.m.

This gentle " tap on the wrist " release , in this time in history, seems insane.


Wed, Jan 25, 2012 : 8:47 p.m.

Yes, insane ... kind of like fishing -- catch & release?

John of Saline

Wed, Jan 25, 2012 : 6:27 p.m.

Dude needs a new hobby.


Wed, Jan 25, 2012 : 6:11 p.m.

Given the amount of business lost when all of the businesses in that building were evacuated and the amount of resources spent from muliple police agencies, the idea of $1000.00/10% bond is a slap in the face. The judge might as well say that he doesn't think the police should investigate such offenses. Hopefully all of the busineses affected will go after this guy civilly to recover their losses.


Wed, Jan 25, 2012 : 6:08 p.m.

I'm sure it all was just a big misunderstanding!