A former Cedar Springs man has been charged with calling in a bomb threat to a local mobile home park.
According to Cedar Springs Police Chief Roger Parent, officers were out on a call at 2:02 a.m., Tuesday, August 25, when the dispatch center informed them that a person had called in a bomb threat at the Cedar Springs Mobile Estates. The male caller told dispatch that a bomb would go off in four hours. Officer Mike Stahl alerted management and a property check was done at the office building and surrounding grounds. They were told to alert police if they did find anything suspicious.
The dispatch center pinged the cell phone, which provided information on the subscriber. Officer Stahl made contact at the address and asked about the cell phone and where the female owner of the phone was. He knew the call was made by a man and questioned the person at this address who denied making the bomb threat.
Officer Stahl spoke with management and learned that this male resident had a number of violations/issues with management. The next day, after listening to the recording of the call, Officer Stahl knew the caller was the man he questioned the night before.
The officer returned and questioned Jeffrey Allan Klein, 42, of Cedar Springs. Klein eventually admitted that he made the bomb threat because he was upset with management.
A felony warrant was issued by the Prosecutor’s Office. Because this suspect had a number of medical problems he was allowed to appear at court. The felony charge would then be bound over to Circuit Court. On Wednesday, September 5th he did arrive at court, but, while still outside in the parking lot, he presented court staff with a medical condition and was transported to the hospital. The following Wednesday, September 12, he arrived and was arraigned on his charge in 63rd District Court. When he heard they would be remanding him to jail he presented court staff with another medical condition that required him to be transported to the hospital.
Jeff Klein now has a new felony warrant for his arrest “Fail to appear/pay bond as ordered by the Judge.” He has moved to Grand Rapids and no longer lives in Cedar Springs.