Phelan Teen Arrested in Connection With Bomb Threats at Hospital, High School: SBSD

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A 19-year-old man was arrested in connection with Tuesday’s bomb threats against Loma Linda University and Grand Terrace High School, authorities announced Wednesday.

John Albert William Davis, of Phelan, was booked into the Central Detention Center on a charge of false bomb threats, according to a news release from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. He was being held in lieu of $25,000 bail.

Davis is accused of calling the hospital shortly before 10 a.m. on Tuesday and telling them he was, “Making a bomb and the hospital better be ready,” the release stated.

A few minutes later, he allegedly called the high school and said there was a bomb on campus. According to the release, the phone number was the same in both threats.

Detectives later learned of a third bomb threat made at an apartment complex in San Bernardino. The caller identification showed up with the same number as the earlier threats, and came back with John Davis’ name, sheriff’s officials said.

The suspect was located in Phelan and subsequently arrested. Investigators also said they uncovered the phone used to make the threats in Davis’ possession.

No suspicious devices were located at any of the locations, and the locations were eventually cleared, according to the release.

An investigation was ongoing, and anyone with information has been asked to contact sheriff’s Detective Jose Ruiz at 909-387-3545.

Those would like to remain anonymous were urged to contact the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-782-7463 or go to the We-Tip website at

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