A 67-year-old Fenton Township man was arraigned Oct. 5 on one count of false report or threat of terrorism in Genesee County 67th District Court. The charge is a 20-year felony if convicted.
Lt. Jeff Cross said the manager of a bank in the 16000 block of Silver Parkway in Fenton called police to report a threatening voicemail left for bank employees. A man, later identified as Leonard Cwiklinski, left a message allegedly saying he was upset with bank services and wanted to withdraw his money.
Cross said that in his voicemail, in which he provided his name, Cwiklinski allegedly threatened to rob and then burn down the bank. The man added that he would stop by the next morning to get his money.
Police reviewed the voicemail and made contact with Cwiklinski as part of their investigation. With the information gathered, Fenton detectives obtained a warrant for Cwiklinski’s arrest on one count of false report or threat of terrorism.
Fenton police and Genesee County Sheriff’s deputies went to Cwiklinski’s home on N. Fenton Road in Fenton Township to take him into custody.
A $50,000 cash bond was ordered during his arraignment and a probable cause conference is scheduled for Oct. 17 at 8:30 a.m.