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Pipe bomb possession leads to 3 years’ probation

A former Bear River High School student once accused of posting bomb threats at the school was sentenced to three years’ probation in Butte County Superior Court for possession of a pipe bomb.

Colin Greenley, 20, must also serve 200 hours of community service and pay $750 in fines. His felony conviction can be reduced to a misdemeanor if he meets probation requirements, Butte County District Attorney Mike Ramsey said Thursday.

Greenley was arrested at his Butte County apartment in Paradise Dec. 27, 2000, after he revealed to Nevada County sheriff’s officers that he had a pipe bomb.

The officers were there to question him about a series of earlier bomb threats at Bear River, which held several evacuations after writings were found on bathroom walls. Canine searches were also involved.

Butte County investigators concluded that Greenley wasn’t involved in the bomb threats, which involved four different writing styles, according to Ramsey.

“In looking at that, there was no way we could show he was involved in the bomb threats,” he said.

A call to Greenley’s home in Roseville Thursday wasn’t returned. Efforts to reach his lawyer, Grady Davis, were also unsuccessful.

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