Woman arrested for causing bomb scare

Print Article

SANDPOINT — A Bonners Ferry woman was arrested Wednesday for perpetrating a bomb hoax at the Bonner County Administration Building earlier in the week.

Robin Ann Eby is charged with threatening the use of a weapon of mass destruction, a felony that is punishable by up to life in prison.

Eby is accused of relating the bomb threat on Monday, which forced scores of employees and election volunteers to evacuate the building. Sandpoint Police swiftly identified Eby as a suspect by tracing the call back to Eby’s mobile phone and she allegedly confessed to causing the bomb scare.

There were no reports of injuries during the evacuation.

Detective Derrick Hagstrom testified during a probable cause hearing on Tuesday that Eby meant to warn of the bomb threat by calling The Daily Bee, but she dialed the wrong number and instead reached a Sandpoint assisted-living facility, where she related the threat. Officials at the facility relayed the threat to Bonner Dispatch.

Judge Barbara Buchanan issued a $50,000 arrest warrant on Tuesday, calling Eby’s alleged misconduct “serious,” according to court records. Eby made an initial appearance in magistrate court on Thursday.

Judge Debra Heise sustained Eby’s bail and appointed a public defender to represent her. A preliminary hearing in the case is pending.

Eby told investigators she made the idle threat spontaneously, although court records showed she was due in 1st District Court on Monday afternoon to be sentenced on a felony drug-possession charge.

Eby, 45, is scheduled to be sentenced for that offense today. She faces up to seven years in prison. She pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine stemming from a warrant arrest in which a drug pipe was found, according to court records.

Print Article

Read More News

Seattle man sentenced for stealing F-350

June 24, 2017 at 5:00 am | Coeur d'Alene Press COEUR d’ALENE — A stolen vehicle chase in the night, on a snowy road earlier this year near Hayden Lake, ended in a prison term for a Seattle man. Levi G. Read, 26, was sentenced in Coeur d’Alene’s ...

Comments

Read More

Dover Bay announces Sandcreek Lofts

June 24, 2017 at 5:00 am | Bonner County Daily Bee SANDPOINT — Dover Bay Development has received approval to move forward with the new Sandcreek Lofts at Sandpoint Marina. “We’re excited to announce that we have received final site plan review and ...

Comments

Read More

Helicopter firm gets OK for Athol site

June 24, 2017 at 5:00 am | Coeur d'Alene Press ATHOL — A growing Sandpoint-based helicopter company that offers firefighting, logging and ski lift construction operations plans to land in Kootenai County. Timberline Helicopters has received cond...

Comments

Read More

Coon earns top POST certification

June 24, 2017 at 5:00 am | Bonner County Daily Bee SANDPOINT — It takes an exceptional police chief to earn the Peace Officer Standards and Training Executive Certificate. Sandpoint Police Chief Corey Coon is now among those who has been awarded that...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

(208) 263-9534
PO Box 159
Sandpoint, ID 83864

©2017 Bonner County Daily Bee Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X