Two Simi Valley teens accused of threatening to bomb, extort Las Vegas hotels
Zachary Jackson, 18, and a 16-year-old boy allegedly phoned numerous Las Vegas establishments between July 28 and Aug. 8 and threatened to detonate bombs at the properties if their monetary demands were not met, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department said.
The counter terrorism arm of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department investigated the calls, in which the person appeared to be disguising his voice, and traced them to a Ventura County home in the 1500 block of Patricia Avenue, the department said.
On Wednesday, detectives served a search warrant at the residence and recovered several pieces of evidence that may identify other incidents and victims.
Jackson was booked on suspicion of making false bomb threats and attempted extortion. Police did not say what action was taken against the juvenile.
-- Corina Knoll
Photo: Las Vegas hotels. Credit: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times