A 33-year-old Las Vegas man was arrested after he allegedly called the Las Vegas Police Department and threatened to blow it up.
Jonathan Aragon, of the 1800 block of Lopez Street is facing a single county of perpetrating unlawful bomb scares. The incident occurred Monday night.
The arrest warrant affidavit filed Wednesday in San Miguel County Magistrate Court states that a man identifying himself as Aragon called the police department and threatened to blow it up. Authorities treated the call as a serious threat and placed the police department building on lock down. The affidavit also states that Aragon and his family lived in a mobile home on the 200 block of San Miguel that was burned.
An investigator determined that a prepaid cellphone was used to call in the threat.
Police say they later determined that the phone did belong to Aragon.
Police were unable to find Aragon that night.
“On April 9, 2013, multiple recordings were collected linking Jonathan Aragon to the calls to the police department on April 8, 2013,” the court document states. Police apprehended Aragon at 3:15 p.m. Tuesday, and he was transported to city police department.
Police say that Aragon gave consent for officers to look at his cellphone. The looked at the call history and confirmed that a call had been made to the police department.
“Mr. Aragon said that he was probably the one that called the police department and threatened to blow it up,” the affidavit states.
Aragon was processed and transported to the San Miguel County Detention Center.