Arrest made in Ocean County Mall Bomb Threat
Toms River police have traced one of two bomb threats against the Ocean County Mall to a Manchester woman.
Authorities arrested Showander Descarte, 24, on Tuesday, after tracing the serial number of the cell phone used to phone in a threat to the Toms River Police Department on May 30, three days after another threat evacuated the mall for several hours.
Police said they received Descarte's call at 7:42 p.m. stating, "There's a bomb." She then hung up.
Multiple units responded to the location and established a perimeter. A full exterior and interior search was conducted and ultimately no explosive threats were found.
Detective Dave Brubaker of the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office High Technology Crimes Unit responded to the scene to assist with the identification of the caller. Once the call was traced to Descarte's cell phone, a court authorized search warrant was issued for her Ridgeway Road residence.
Descarte was arrested and charged with Creating a False Public Alarm and Terroristic Threats. She remained in the Ocean County jail in Toms River on $10,000 bail.
The May 27 incident remains under investigation.