Camden County Prosecutor Warren W. Faulk and Camden Police Chief Scott Thomson reported an arrest Thursday in connection with a series of phone calls that falsely reported bomb threats and shootings throughout Camden.
Alon Adams, M/25, of the 500 block of Collins Avenue in Collingswood, was arrested at his home Thursday morning and charged with six counts of Creating a False Public Alarm, a 3rd degree offense. He is accused of calling the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office and the Camden Police 9- 1-1 system to falsely report bombs in public buildings throughout the city. The calls were made from 7:48 a.m. to 9:29 a.m. from Adams’ personal phone. The locations where he claimed there were incidents requiring police attention are as follows:
25 N. 5th Street (Camden County Prosecutor’s Office, bomb threat)
4th and Benson streets (Caller stated a bomb was in a church at that address. New Mickle Baptist Church is at that location)
4th and Benson streets (Reported shots fired)
5th and Market streets (City Hall, bomb threat)
1000 Kenwood Ave (Target at this address is unclear, Reported shots fired)
1700 Park Boulevard (Camden High School, bomb scare)
Investigators identified Adams after caller ID captured his phone number. Investigators then called the number.
Adams is being processed at this time and his bail will be set.
All persons charged with criminal offenses are innocent unless and until convicted in a court of law.