Salem man arrested for fake bomb threat

Todd Randall Schneider

A 56-year-old Salem man was arrested Sunday, March 7, for allegedly threatening employees of a discount store with a supposed bomb.

Keizer Police Department dispatch received a call at 10:08 a.m. from the Dollar Tree, 5014 River Road N., reporting a man in the store was acting suspiciously and told employees he had a bomb in a black duffel bag he was carrying.

“Responding officers detained the man without incident after he exited the store,” said Keizer police officials in a press release.

The Salem Police Department bomb squad responded and determined that the bag contained no explosives. As a precaution, the Dollar Tree and a neighboring business were evacuated during the investigation. River Road was closed between Chemawa Road and Claggett Street for about two and a half hours. 

Todd Randall Schneider was arrested for disorderly conduct and six unrelated warrants. He was taken to the Marion County jail and bail was set at $5,000.