UPDATED: San Pedro Man Arrested For Making False Bomb Threat on Downtown Wal-Mart

UPDATED JULY 25 | Quintana’s apparent long rap sheet did not lead to charges other than ones related to Sunday’s telephonic bomb threat.

According to the Long Beach Police Department, “Investigators presented the case to the Los Angeles County DA’s Office on Monday, July 22, and they filed the following charges: one count of criminal threats and one count of reporting a false bomb threat.”

ORIGINAL JULY 22 | A man who called in a fake bomb threat and had the Downtown Long Beach Wal-Mart evacuated for an hour and a half Sunday evening was arrested and charged with multiple violations, police say. 

At about 8:30PM, Wal-Mart received a phone call saying there was a bomb inside the City Place location, however, after the store was evacuated of customers and a search was conducted, no such device was found.

That night, Long Beach Police Department arrested 30 year-old Patrick Quintana of San Pedro in connection with the phone call that triggered the bomb scare.

“Through our investigation, we were able to track down the suspect in the City of San Pedro and he was taken into custody,” said Nancy Pratt of LBPD. He was booked for making a false bomb threat, along with several other warrants for violations that included annoying phone calls, stalking, burglary and DUI, for a total bail amount of $410,500.”

Within an hour and a half of the initial call, police activity was cleared and City Place re-opened to traffic.

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Sarah Bennett is a contributor to the Hi-lo and the editor-at-large at the Long Beach Post. She is also a professor at Santa Ana College where she was once a student before transferring to USC to earn her bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Sarah has written about music, art, food and beer in local, national and international publications for over a decade. An L.A. native and longtime resident of Long Beach, she is the co-founder of Long Beach Zine Fest and managing editor at theLAnd magazine. She never sleeps.
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