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Man charged with making false report about gun threat at UH Hilo

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Dec 13, 2013

Hawaii County police charged a 25-year-old Kalapana man Thursday for making a false report of a gun threat Monday at a Hilo college campus.

Police arrested Louis H. Bartlow and charged him with false reporting to law enforcement authorities, a misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail.

His bail was set at $500, and he is scheduled to make his initial appearance in court today.

On Monday morning, Bartlow claimed to be a University of Hawaii at Hilo employee and reported that he had been accosted by a man armed with a firearm on campus, police said.

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paniolo wrote:
What's up with people making false reports at UH Hilo? Couple weeks ago a student reported about being sexually assaulted in a restroom. She later confessed there was no assault. Now this. Put him in jail and see how many more false reports he files.
on December 12,2013 | 04:46PM
opalaedo wrote:
I guess the two people who made separate false statements or stories of being victimized need attention.
on December 12,2013 | 07:26PM
daniwitz13 wrote:
This does point out that the Police will arrest someone on the say so of another. Almost can't pick up a paper that does not include an arrest for threatening. But what is threatening? One Person saying (like this guy) that someone threatened him. George Zimmerman was arrested for what was, threatening his wife with a shotgun. Now they release him for lack of evidence that no one saw him do it. Well duh, most of the time it was only the word of the other Person. A bad Law and a waste of time. Pity
on December 13,2013 | 09:21AM
LRC wrote:
Put him and the other girl in jail. They're making a bad name for UH Hilo which a great campus!
on December 13,2013 | 11:42AM
And how did the authorities determine that the instance was not something that actually happened and they just too lazy to investigate.
on December 13,2013 | 01:24PM
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