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Aledo Times Record - Aledo, IL
  • Bomb Threat Made in Coal Valley

  • According to Coal Valley Chief of Police Mark Poulos, their department received a call from Unity Point Health Clinic on Monday, Jan. 13. According to clinic staff, Gary Bellmyer, 51, of Sherrard allegedly came into the clinic asking for medical marijuana.
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  • According to Coal Valley Chief of Police Mark Poulos, their department received a call from Unity Point Health Clinic on Monday, Jan. 13. According to clinic staff, Gary Bellmyer, 51, of Sherrard allegedly came into the clinic asking for medical marijuana. They told him they don't prescribe that there. At this Mr. Bellmyer's demeanor caused a disturbance and he made the comment that he was, "going to drop a bomb on this place."
     
     "We take threats very seriously," explains Chief Poulos. The clinic has to be concerned for their patients and staff. Officers located and arrested Mr. Bellmyer near Unity Point that same evening. "We've wrapped up the investigation at this point."
     
    He's charged with disorderly conduct, and making a bomb threat, which is a felony, and also making a terrorist threat, according to Chief Poulos.
     
     Mr. Bellmyer is being held in Rock Island County jail awaiting preliminary hearing set for Tuesday, Jan. 21 at 8:30 a.m. at the Rock Island County Courthouse. Bond is set at $25,000 10% to apply.
     
    Story expanded in the next edition of The Times Record.
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