It was quite the way to end the week for those who just so happen to be at the Yuma County Juvenile Justice Center Friday morning.
A bomb threat was called in for the facility just before eight this morning.
Several law enforcement agencies worked together as the building was quickly evacuated and a search revealed there were no suspicious items in the building.
“We did a thorough search of building and found nothing suspicious,” says Leanne Worthen, a public information officer for the Yuma Police Department.
The next step was to find those who called in the threat.
“As we conducted the investigation we became aware of possibly two people that were involved,” says Worthen.
Those two people are 33-year-old Jose Zermeno and his wife, 29-year-old Rosalinda Chavez.
Police say the couple was scheduled to appear at a hearing in juvenile court, and they admitted to calling in the threat in a vain attempt to delay the hearing.
That decision might have cost them a lot more than they thought. <> Both Zermeno and Chavez have been accused of knowingly giving false information, and intimidating, threatening, or harassing with an electronic device.
They are each being held on more than $64,000 bond, and are scheduled to appear back in court next week.