W. Covina Resident Arrested, Accused of Making Mt. SAC Bomb Threat

Photo by Aaron Castrejon.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department announced the arrest of an 18-year-old man accused of making a bomb threat to both Mt. SAC and Walnut High School.

Adrian Mendoza of West Covina was identified arrested April 6, booked on suspicion of false report of as bomb or explosive device. Mendoza was released on $20,000 bail, according to deputies at the Sheriff’s Walnut Station in a written statement.

Mendoza is a student at both Mt. SAC and Walnut High School, authorities said.

Deputies evacuated Mt. San Antonio College, 1100 N. Grand Ave., March 24 after the community college and Walnut High School, 400 N. Pierre Rd., received a threat indicating a bomb would be detonated at both locations, deputies said.

No bombs were ever found after deputies performed a search of the Mt. SAC campus.

Mendoza is scheduled to appear at the Pomona Courthouse April 8.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call Detective Rosa Avila of the Walnut/Diamond Bar Station at (909)595-2264. Information can be provided anonymously by calling “Crime Stoppers” at (800) 222-TIPS, or by texting  the letters TIPLA including the tip to CRIMES (274637), or by visiting lacrimestoppers.org.