Two boys suspected of accosting EWU student charged with threatening university

<p><p>The two boys who were arrested after allegedly accosting an Eastern Washington University student also reportedly threatened the university. </p></p><p><p>EWU police Det. Robert Schmitter said police believe the two boys committed other crimes, including threatening the school, the past couple of weeks in Cheney.</p></p><p><p>Schmitter declined to identify the boys.</p></p><p><p>“The original call with the student kind of opened up information and leads to the suspect(s) on other incidents that we had on campus,” Schmitter said.</p></p><p><p>He said written threats were found at the EWU library last week.</p></p><p><p>The boys were booked into the Spokane County Juvenile Detention Center on Nov. 9 for suspicion of “threats to bomb or injure property,” a felony, Schmitter said.</p></p><p><p>He said the threats were generic, but they were not bomb threats.</p></p><p><p>It’s unclear whether the boys were charged for the incident related to the student, but Schmitter said those charges were forwarded to the prosecutor.</p></p><p><p>Schmitter said the student told police two males approached her as she was leaving the JFK Library Nov. 7 and followed her to her car. He said they made threats and harassed her and then pulled out what appeared to be a handgun and knife as she entered her car.</p></p><p><p>EWU Police Chief Jewell Day said one of the males jumped on the car’s hood during the incident.</p></p><p><p>Schmitter said the woman got into her car and the two males tried to get inside as well, but she locked the door and drove off.</p></p><p><p>Police issued an alert following the incident and Schmitter said police received reports of incidents similar to the one the woman reported.</p></p><p><p>“I want to say the community is safe because the people we believe (committed) all these crimes are in custody,” Schmitter said on Tuesday.</p></p><p><p>Police are investigating the reports. It’s unclear if the boys were still in custody on Wednesday.</p></p>