LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Claremont man has pleaded not guilty to federal charges that he sent threatening letters containing a powdery substance to Department of Children and Family Services offices throughout Southern California and to the Los Angeles County Children’s Courthouse.

U.S. attorney’s office spokesman Thom Mrozek says 48-year-old Martin Calvin Yarbrough Jr. was released on $25,000 bail Friday following his arraignment on 13 counts of making threats and

Prosecutors say Yarbrough sent the letters to eight DCFS offices and to the Monterey Park courthouse between November 2008 and May 2010. Each letter contained either a white powdery substance or a
bluish granular substance that was determined to be a chemical poison.

Mrozek says there are no reports of anyone being sickened by the substances.

Yarbrough did not return a phone message.

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Comments (4)
  1. Cauldy Schoaber says:

    God is going to judge the USA for its pride, perversion, and turning away from Him.
    When it gets hot, it will be hotter than imaginable, and same with cold. Some areas of America will be dangerous to go to. This will be due to ethnic, religious, or anti-government strife and activity. There will be terrible, unimaginable earthquakes, where at times law and order will break down, and some buildings will break free from their foundations before tumbling. Large stones or hale will fall from the sky in parts of our land. (Some rocks will be the size of bowling balls!) A large wave, around 10 stories tall is coming to the West Coast. Hunger and starvation is coming to the USA. False prophets and religions will come and deceive many. God will allow a nuclear missile strike on Los Angeles, and possibly other areas if people don’t pray and turn from evil. (The attack can come from the south and involve a missile with 8 or 10 missiles inside the larger missile, that will open up as it approaches its target. Jesus is the only hope.
    “Happy is the people whose God is the Lord.” Also, “the nation that forgets God will be turned into Hell.” The writers of these two scriptures located in the Bible were inspired by the Holy Spirit around 3000 years ago, and they hold true today. The American people will be in the large part a miserable people due to their departure from the truth of Jesus.
    I love America and support our government.

    1. Missles? says:

      Um, that’s a felony. k. Bye.

    2. This Is on Obama time says:

      You are as evil and extremist as the Taliban

    3. notlovinLA says:

      Lay off Cauldy, guys. He’s entitled to his opinions and feelings. Aren’t you? Besides, he’s not too far from the truth. You should look into it.

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