Man Threatened to Bomb Police Station: Cops

Skokie resident was upset he couldn't meet with police chief

Tuesday, Jun 29, 2010  |  Updated 6:45 PM CDT
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A Skokie man who police say threatened to blow up the Niles police station last week has been charged with felony disorderly conduct for making the false bomb threat.

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A Skokie man who police say threatened to blow up the Niles police station last week has been charged with felony disorderly conduct for making the false bomb threat.

William Decesare, 53, of the 4600 Main St. in Skokie, was apparently upset when he was told he couldn't see the chief, the Pioneer Press reports.

Police say Decasare walked into the front lobby of the Niles Police Department earlier this month and asked to see Chief Dean Strzelecki or Cmdr. Anthony Fidanza, police reports stated.

When told he could not, he took pictures of the lobby with his digital camera and said,  "If you don't get someone down here to talk to me, I'm gonna blow up this place."

The suspect then said, "I'm gonna go up on the tower," referring to the radio tower behind the police station, the report stated.

Decesare then walked to the 7000 block of Touhy, where he was taken into custody, police said.

Police later learned Decesare had rented a room in the Traveler's Inn motel directly across the street, facing the police building.

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