Syracuse man jailed for threats

A 40-year-old Syracuse man was arrested for intimidation and false informing after he sent threatening letters to himself and two other people.

Posted on Dec. 11, 2013 at 12:00 a.m. | Updated on Dec. 11, 2013 at 3:37 p.m.

SYRACUSE — A Syracuse man was arrested Wednesday after he allegedly sent threatening letters to himself and two other people and told police someone set his vehicle on fire and tried to break into his house.

Jason Wilson, 40, contacted the Syracuse Police Department on Thursday, Dec. 5, and said he recieved a letter threatening his safety, according to a department news release.

On the same day, a Bremen woman reported receiving a similar letter.

Police were called to Wilson’s home in the 600 block of East Pickwick Drive around 7 p.m. Friday for an alarm. When officers arrived they found a vehicle on fire in the driveway and Wilson leaning against a tree in the back yard.

Wilson told the officers he had noticed his vehicle on fire and then an unknown man tried to break into the home through a sliding glass window. Wilson said he had chased the man and they had gotten into a fight but the man got away.

Police and K-9 units searched the area but did not locate the suspect.

After interviewing several witnesses and following other leads, police determined that Wilson had sent the threatening letters to himself, the Bremen woman, her father and the Warsaw Kohl’s department store where she worked.

Wilson was arrested on Wednesday and booked in the Kosciusko County Jail on preliminary charges of two felony counts of intimidation and one count of false informing, a misdemeanor.

The investigation is ongoing with the assistance of the Warsaw Police Department and Kosciusko County Prosecutor’s office and additional charges may be filed, according to the news release.

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