The Medford police say they have arrested the man they say called in a bomb threat to the Wal-Mart Super Center on South Pacific Highway Tuesday night. Police traced the 911 call to 43-year old Donnie Anderson. He faces charges of disorderly conduct and initiating a false report. Bail is set at $8,000.
At 8:12 p.m., a 911 report came in stating there was a pipe bomb placed within the electronics department. Authorities contacted Wal-Mart management, who had the store evacuated. A search turned up no bomb, and an hour later, the store was re-opened.
Police describe Anderson as being well-known to law enforcement. After the call was traced back to him, they searched for Anderson, and found him sitting in a parked car at Fred Meyer. He was arrested, and police found the 911 call on his cell phone.
In May and June, two other bomb threats were called in to Wal-Mart. Police say they are investigating whether or not Anderson is the responsible party in those incidents.