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With bomb threat solved, Wis. plant makes donation

Posted: Saturday, December 14, 2013 --- 7:17 p.m.

RACINE, Wis. (AP) -- A Racine company where deputies investigated a pair of bomb threats is showing its gratitude by buying $2,500 worth of surveillance equipment for the sheriff's department.

A Journal Times of Racine report (http://bit.ly/1k0Vw6n ) says Poclain Hydraulics offered to give the sheriff's department a cash donation. Poclain executive Tom Shinners says the department appreciated the gesture and specified what it wanted.

Bomb threats were found at Poclain on Oct. 29 and Oct. 31.

A 27-year-old who worked at the company at the time was eventually charged with two counts of causing a bomb scare. Prosecutors say he did it because he wanted Halloween off but didn't have any vacation time left.

Racine County Sheriff's Lt. Dan Adams say the new surveillance equipment will be helpful for criminal investigations.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press

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