UPDATE: Police Investigating Suspicious Phone Call That led to Evacuation of the California Wendy’s

March 31, 2016


UPDATE 3/31/2016 @ 10:10 a.m.: An Investigation revealed the call telling Wendy’s employee to evacuate the restaurant originated for a phone thought to be in Connecticut. The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is working with Police in Connecticut to determine if the call came from somewhere in the area of Hartford.

UPDATE 3/30/2016 @ 8:07 p.m.: the Building has been cleared, police are clearing the scene. Wendy’s is now open.

UPDATE 3/30/2016 @ 7:45 p.m.: A K-9 unit is on scene.

3/30/2016 @ 7:20 p.m.: On Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at approximately 6:50 p.m., an employee at the California Wendy’s on Route 235 in California received a phone call telling them everyone needed to get out of the building.

The manager contacted the police and evacuated the building.

The caller was described as a female.

A k-9 has been requested, and is in route at this time.

Updated will be provided as they become available.



25 Responses to UPDATE: Police Investigating Suspicious Phone Call That led to Evacuation of the California Wendy’s

  1. Jack Wagon on March 30, 2016 at 9:10 pm

    Those burgers are da bomb…

    • Anonymous on March 31, 2016 at 12:54 pm

      Lol! I see what you did there.

  2. Joe Concern on March 30, 2016 at 10:02 pm

    Had to been a former employee. Who else is dumb enough to call a bomb threat to a fast food place.

    • Keepin It Real on March 31, 2016 at 1:02 am

      Probably someone that was dumb enough to work in a fast food place to begin with.

      • Kathryn on March 31, 2016 at 9:17 am

        They have a job don’t they? Why are you putting people down that work in fast food? They are the reason you can drive up and buy a quick meal. At least they are working instead of sitting at home living off of others.

        • Keepin It Real on March 31, 2016 at 10:26 am

          Lots of people have jobs, doesn’t mean they’re equally important. I don’t consider handing out fast food to an already obese society the pinnacle of success. I don’t go to Wendy’s to “get a quick meal”, lazy people o that.

          • Anonymous on March 31, 2016 at 11:24 am

            He’s just mad because they wouldn’t hire him. Anyone that goes to work, works hard, and pays taxes deserves respect. Everyone has to start some ware and fast food is a great starting place. It teaches responsibility and a work ethic while putting a little cash in a teenagers pocket. I guess you would rather see them sit on the but and mooch off their parents or collect welfare. I wish I would have stated in fast food, I washed dishes at a hospital in VA for $6 an hour.

          • Anonymous on March 31, 2016 at 11:31 am

            So much better than everyone on here.

          • Anonymous on March 31, 2016 at 12:45 pm

            @ Keepin It Real: Important? Important how? What, to you, defines ones’ importance?

          • Keepin It Real on March 31, 2016 at 2:06 pm

            All the fat people are mad in here.

        • Tell You What on March 31, 2016 at 12:12 pm

          Only jobless miserable bums are awake at 1:02 am to bash working taxpaying citizens. I believe that reasonably answers your question Kathryn.

          • Keepin It Real on March 31, 2016 at 2:07 pm

            You get that degree in racism yet? You must be getting close by now.

      • Anonymous on March 31, 2016 at 12:52 pm

        So, by your definition the guy I know who worked at a fast food place while in high school and recently was promoted to Rear Admiral in the U.S. Navy…is dumb. That’s a mighty broad brush you ‘hull paint’ with there, shipmate.

        • Keepin It Real on March 31, 2016 at 2:09 pm

          Did you really just shipmate me? Get that black shoe crap out of here.

    • Stop Driving Slow in the Left Lane on March 31, 2016 at 8:00 am

      We are talking about St Mary’s, that list is going to be a lot longer than you are giving credit…

  3. Roger on March 31, 2016 at 5:50 am

    I love how people are still allowed to congregate around buildings that have been evacuated for bomb threats or suspicious packages. I guess shrapnel and debris only flies but so far…….

    • Tell You What on March 31, 2016 at 12:16 pm

      Not once in the report does it say that there was any suspicious package or a bomb threat. There’s no need to speculate or convey senseless theories.

      • Tell You What. on April 2, 2016 at 3:56 pm

        You’re right. The caller probably knew that a Martz bus was about to plow through the building at any minute….

      • Roger on April 4, 2016 at 4:30 am

        Ah yes, the caller must have thought that a commuter bus was getting ready to plow through the building and wanted to warn them to get out.

  4. Big Mac on March 31, 2016 at 8:10 am

    And they want $15/ hour.

    • Petty on March 31, 2016 at 10:28 am

      But you want your burger for $1.00…. Fast food might not be a career goal, but it’s better then being on the streets selling drugs, stealing, and robbing people! I know Managers that don’t even make enough to pay their bills, but they make to much to get help from the state. You should really do some research before you come on here making smart ass comments. Some of those fast food employees work harder then people that have a regular 9-5, behind a desk job people

      • Tell You What on March 31, 2016 at 12:22 pm

        Tell em because honestly, if one of those employees were not working and got arrested for shoplifting, the first thing that they would say here is “get a job.” Fast food jobs are JOBS and even when you do have a job, they still have to bash the quality of job that it is and how much it pays. It’s the whole “I’m better than you” mentality that’s rotting America to the core. If they can’t dump on you one way, they will reach, scratch and claw their way to find another.

        • Keepin It Real on March 31, 2016 at 4:46 pm

          LOL @ people acting like working fast food is a wise career decision. It’s settling for the lowest position because you’re too lazy to do what’s needed to get a good paying job. $15 an hour? GTFO

    • Tell You What on March 31, 2016 at 12:24 pm

      Who’s they? Last I checked, that was McDonald’s employees from an entirely different state, county and city. Get your facts right before spewing that garbage and generalizing people who happen to be employed within the same industry.

  5. Anon on April 11, 2016 at 2:23 pm

    I like that this was a story about a suspicious call to a local fast food place but has turned into a war about fast food jobs in the comments haha.