A disgruntled former employee of the Garlock Plant in Palmyra halted operations at the facility on Saturday (3/1) night. The man, later identified as Donald J. Mosher, called in to the on-site security officer that he was going to blow up the plant. The Division Street facility had received several calls from Mosher and the plant was evacuated.
Deputies from Wayne, Ontario and Monroe Counties responded to the plant and a sweep by bomb detecting K-9 dogs cleared the facility. Operations at the evacuated Garlock re-started the next day.
On Wednesday (3/5) Garlock security contacted Wayne County 911 to report yet another threat. This threat was made only moments before Sheriff’s Investigators were about to pick up Mosher for questioning.
After an investigation, it was determined that the two separate incidents were made by the same individual. Mosher was arrested on Wednesday and charged with two counts of Making a False Report in the 2nd Degree.
Mosher, age 42, of Armington Road in the Town of Manchester was a former security guard at Garlock. He had been let go from that position after Garlock changed security firms two years ago.
Mosher, who is currently unemployed due to a disability, told police he made the calls after finding the Plant security number in an old log book of his. “I thought I would have some fun,” he told police.
Mosher reportedly had a veritable “shrine” to his security work in his home and was described as “over the top” with his scanner and assorted items. He was arraigned before Palmyra Justice Terry Rodman and remanded to the Wayne County Jail on $5000 cash/$10,000 bond