Gun Threat at UH Hilo Was a Hoax – Man Arrested for False Reporting

Hawaiʻi Island police have determined that a report of a gun threat Monday at a college campus in Hilo was unfounded.

Louis H. Bartlow

Louis H. Bartlow

The terroristic threatening case has been closed and the man who reported it, 25-year-old Louis H. Bartlow of Kalapana, has been charged with a crime.

On Monday morning, Bartlow, who claimed to be an employee of the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo, reported that he had been accosted on campus by a man with a firearm.

Investigation by detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigations Section revealed that the incident did not occur and that Bartlow is not a university employee.

At 12:30 p.m. Thursday (December 12) police arrested Bartlow and charged him with false reporting to law enforcement authorities, a misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail. His bail was set at $500. He is being held at the Hilo police cellblock pending his initial court appearance scheduled for Friday (December 13).

4 Responses

  1. ALSO…..WHY can’t that story be found on your website anymore?…”they” want it to “disappear”????

  2. YA!!! and WHY was she NOT arrested for FALSE REPORTING?????? PLEASE—tell us that!!!! They should prosecute ALL who make false reports!!! IMO

  3. What is it with the hoaxes at UH? There was a girl that did it a little while back. I think she lied that sxhe had been assaulted in a bathroom.

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