Vernon youth charged in bomb threat file

A 17-year-old male is facing a charge under the false messages section of the Criminal Code of Canada following an incident in July

A bomb threat phoned into a Vernon fast food establishment in July has resulted in a charge against a young offender.

A bomb threat phoned into a Vernon fast food establishment in July has resulted in a charge against a young offender.

A charge has been laid against a young offender in connection with a bomb threat phoned into a Vernon fast food restaurant in the summer.

The threatening call came in the McDonald’s at Landing Plaza on the afternoon of July 12, which forced evacuation of the restaurant, the shops in the plaza and the neighbouring Tim Hortons.

After a lengthy investigation, a 17-year-old male has been charged with a section of the Criminal Code of Canada called “false messages.”

The section reads that “everyone who, with intent to injury or alarm any person, conveys or causes or procures to be conveyed by letter, telegram, telephone, cable, radio or otherwise information that he/she knows is false is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years.”

The young offender has been released back to his parents. He is scheduled to appear in Vernon Provincial Court later this month.