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    Daviess County juveniles accused of making bomb threats; ‘swatting’ incident

    By Seth Austin,

    30 days ago

    HENDERSON, Ky. (WEHT) – Three juveniles were charged following a “swatting” incident that took place in Daviess County earlier this week.

    According to the Daviess County Sheriff’s Office, a caller told Owensboro – Daviess County Central Dispatch that they had killed their family at a home on Sheffield Drive on June 9. Deputies arrived at the scene and spoke to the homeowner, who told them everyone at the home was okay and they did not know who called dispatch.

    Later, on the same day, a second call was placed to dispatch where the caller gave the same address and again told authorities they had killed their family. Deputies again responded, contacting the residents of the home to verify that everyone was okay.

    A release says deputies received information from detectives at the Owensboro Police Department on June 12 regarding potential suspects. An investigator with DCSO spoke with the three juvenile suspects, who reportedly told the investigator they had made the phone call “to be funny.” An investigator also observed a video the juveniles made of themselves making the phone call to central dispatch.

    Owensboro Police also confirmed that the same three juveniles were charged with making bomb threats at a Planet Fitness on Frederica Street over multiple days beginning on June 6. Detectives with OPD say the three also threatened to blow up a Domino’s Pizza unless they paid $12,000.

    All three juveniles were charged for their involvement and lodged in the Warren County Juvenile Detention Center. Due to the age of the suspects, their identities will not be released.

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