CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (WIVB)–A Cheektowaga man is under arrest for repeated unauthorized transmissions on the Cheektowaga Police Department’s emergency communication frequency.
Police tell News 4 33-year-old Jonathan Roberts’ transmissions included threats to commit shootings inside a retail establishment in the town.
According to the police department, after a lengthy investigation, a break in the case came when a patrolman heard a transmission and noticed Robert’s vehicle nearby.
Investigators found a radio capable of transmitting on Cheektowaga Police’s frequency in Robert’s car, and they say his voice matched that of a recording from threats made in May.
Police charged Robert’s with making a terroristic threat and unauthorized radio transmissions.
He was released on his own recognizance following his arraignment in Erie County Court and is set to return to court on July 24.