On Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 4:54 p.m., Lacey Police received a phone call from the property manager of the Lacey Mall. The manager reported that his office received a phone call reporting that there was a man with a bomb vest at the Lacey Mall. The property manager further added the caller sounded young and was trying to disguise his voice. The property manager supplied the phone number that the call originated from off his caller identification.
The phone number was traced to a Stafford Township residence and contact was immediately made with a 10-year-old male and his father. Further investigation by Lacey Township Detectives and Stafford Township Police quickly revealed that the juvenile made the call as a prank.
Officers were dispatched to the Mall as a precaution to assure that the incident was a hoax.
The Lacey Township Detective Bureau is currently investigating this case.