UPDATE: More proceedings scheduled for woman accused of bomb threat in Oshkosh

FRIDAY, 03/08/2024, 6:45 p.m.

OSHKOSH, Wis. (WFRV) – The 65-year-old woman accused of making a bomb threat to a temple in Oshkosh appeared in the Winnebago County Courthouse on Thursday.

Pauline M. Beyer, 65, appeared by phone, and further proceedings were scheduled. Further proceedings are dates used by the court and the attorneys involved to monitor the progress of your case.

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The further proceedings are scheduled for April 4, 2024.

Local 5 News will continue monitoring and updating this case as it progresses through the court system.

Further proceedings scheduled for 65-year-old woman accused of calling in a bomb threat to a temple in Oshkosh

Monday, February 5, 2024, 1:35 p.m.

OSHKOSH, Wis. (WFRV) – The 65-year-old woman accused of making a bomb threat to a temple in Oshkosh appeared in court on Monday.

Court records show that Pauline Beyer appeared by phone with her attorney for a preliminary hearing.

In compliance with Marcy’s Law, Beyer’s attorney requested to adjourn further proceedings for two months.

Beyer is now scheduled to be back in court on March 7 at 8:30 a.m.

Thursday, February 1, 2024, 2:06 p.m.

OSHKOSH, Wis. (WFRV) – The 65-year-old woman accused of making a bomb threat to a temple in Oshkosh appeared in court on Wednesday.

Court records show that Pauline Beyer, and an attorney, appeared in court via video and was advised by the court of the charges against her and their potential penalties.

Beyer was told by the court that she is to have no contact with the victim and is to also have no contact with any religious organizations or places of worship.

Beyer is scheduled to be back in court on February 5 for further proceedings and on February 8 for a preliminary hearing.

Complaint: 65-year-old woman called in bomb threat to temple in Oshkosh to get the FBI to help her, officially charged

Tuesday, January 30, 2023, 5:10 p.m.

OSHKOSH, Wis. (WFRV) – The 65-year-old woman accused of making a bomb threat to a temple in Oshkosh has been identified and officially charged.

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According to a criminal complaint obtained by Local 5, 65-year-old Pauline Beyer was charged with one felony count of bomb scare. On January 29, around 6:15 p.m. officers were sent to a reported bomb threat in the 1100 block of Algoma Boulevard.

A religious leader got a phone call saying that the person calling was going to bomb the church in two to three hours. Authorities searched the area, and nothing was found out of the ordinary or suspicious.

It was later learned that Beyer contacted a detective and confessed to making the phone call in regards to the bomb threat, according to the complaint. Authorities went to Beyer’s residence, which is in Clintonville, and took her into custody.

Courtesy of the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office
Courtesy of the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office

The complaint says that Beyer told authorities that she just looked up a temple online and the one she made the threat to was the first one that came up. Beyer reportedly told authorities that she decided to call in a bomb threat to get the FBI to come to her residence and help her.

It is stated in the complaint that Beyer said she had no intent to bomb anything and had no plans to come to Oshkosh to do anything or harm anyone.

Beyer is charged with:

  • Bomb Scare

    • Felony

    • Up to three and a half years in prison

Court records show that Beyer was in court on January 30 for her initial appearance and that she requested more time to get counsel. She is scheduled to be back in court on January 31 at 2:30 p.m. for an adjourned initial appearance.

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