Bomb Threat/Hate Crime Suspect Arrested NR24123dm

April 15, 2024

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department’s (LAPD) Major Crimes Division announce the arrest of a Bomb Threat/Hate Crime suspect.

On March 28, 2024, around 9:25 p.m., a male who identified himself as “Henry” called the National Suicide Hotline and made several statements regarding bombing the Trans-Latina Coalition business in Los Angeles on “Juneteenth” and referenced setting their building on fire by using gasoline. He also made a statement about attacking the gay pride parade in June.

Major Crimes Division was notified and assumed the investigation. Detectives were able to identify the caller’s telephone number and contacted him. After a lengthy conversation, they were able to identify the caller as 60-year-old Henry Nolkemper, and obtain a tentative address. Several unsuccessful attempts were made to locate the caller at the address identified during the investigation.

On April 11, 2024, LAPD Officers assigned to Metropolitan Division set up a surveillance on Nolkemper’s last known address in Newton Division. Major Crimes Division detectives telephonically contacted Nolkemper and were able to secure a surrender and arrest. Nolkemper was arrested and booked for 148.1(a) PC – False Bomb Threat, and a Probation Hold (reference booking #6790804). He is being held without bail.

On April 15, 2024, Major Crimes Division presented this case to the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office, Hate Crimes Section, for filing consideration. The District Attorney’s Office filed one count of 422 (a) PC – Criminal Threats, with a Hate Crime enhancement.