Man charged with terrorism threats against police

By: Terry Oparka | Troy Times | Published March 7, 2018



A 45-year-old Troy man whom police said they’ve had many contacts with was arrested and charged after he reportedly made multiple threats against Troy police.

Darrin Michael Thibert was arraigned in 52-4 District Court March 1 on false report or threat of terrorism — a felony — after he allegedly called police and said, “If this stuff continues on, there’s going to be a lot of dead cops.”

According to reports, police went to an industrial building on Combermere Drive, in the Maple and Rochester roads area, where Thibert was living, twice on the morning of Feb. 28 to check on his welfare. According to reports, he contacted police and said “everything was ruined,” claimed that vigilantes ransacked his “apartment,” assaulted him, and turned off his heat and power.

Police said these claims could not be substantiated.

When police returned the second time, Thibert reportedly made multiple threats against police. Witnesses reported to police that Thibert cursed the Troy police and said he “would shoot everyone in the building.”

Troy Police Sgt. Meghan Lehman said that mental health issues are a factor in this case.

Thibert appeared in court without an attorney and requested that the court appoint one. One had not been assigned at press time.

His bond was set at $75,000 cash or surety. However, he must undergo a psychological exam to determine if he is a threat to himself or others before he is released, and if so, bond will be denied.