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Racine company makes donation after bomb scare investigation


RACINE (AP) -- A company in Racine shows its gratitude to the deputies who investigated bomb threats that occurred in October.  They are buying $2,500 worth of surveillance equipment for the sheriff's department.

A Journal Times of Racine report says Poclain Hydraulics offered to give the sheriff's department a cash donation.  Poclain executive Tom Shinners says the department appreciated the gesture and specified what it wanted.

Bomb threats were found at Poclain on October 29th and October 31st.

A 27-year-old who worked at the company at the time was eventually charged with two counts of causing a bomb scare.

Prosecutors say he did it because he wanted Halloween off, but he didn't have any vacation time left.

Racine County Sheriff's Lieutenant Dan Adams says the new surveillance equipment will be helpful for criminal investigations.

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