WCCO’s Steve Murphy Interviews Sheriff John Sanner

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (WCCO) — Police in Stearns County have traced a string of false reports to a newspaper delivery man from Sauk Rapids.

According to the county sheriff’s office, the false reports began coming into 911 from a cell phone that hadn’t been activated.

The calls began at the beginning of the year and continued over the course of two months.

Among the reports that were made falsely were an abduction and sexual assault, explosive devices allegedly planted in a police squad car and a Sauk Rapids school, and a report that the caller had shot his wife and placed her body in a public park.

Another call he placed claimed a vehicle fire with the caller’s wife and children inside the vehicle. On that occasion, the caller threatened to commit suicide by driving into the Mississippi River.

Police were able to track the calls to 36-year-old Dexter Eugene Bingham Jr.

Bingham made the calls while at work on his morning route delivering copies of the St. Cloud Times.

Bingham has been taken into custody and is being held at Stearns County Jail on two counts of making terroristic threats.

Comments (14)
  1. Get him some help soon. says:

    Dexter is creepy.

  2. WHAT????? says:

    What was he doing? This guy sounds like he has some mental problems. Either that or this guy needs to find a hobby or something.

  3. red says:

    he looks like he was needing some attention.

  4. Jeff says:

    He’s a sweet kid

    1. amber says:

      Do you know him? Since you said he’s a sweet kid just curious.

  5. A friend says:

    He is NOT a creep. Perhaps if you knew what he’s been through you’d be a little more compassionate and alot less judgemental. He just chose the wrong way to ask for help.

    1. Lamar Schwartzmann says:

      Nobody CARES what he’s been through, chief.

      What we all want is to have our society free of effing nutjobs like this idiot.

  6. amber says:

    He is my husband so please people get a clue. Yes he has some problems but don’t we all? He does need some help no doubt in that.

    1. Lamar Schwartzmann says:

      Sounds like you were the one who missed the clue.

      Keep this freak out of public, and in a cage where he belongs.

  7. WOW?!?!?! says:

    he has some guts to do that stuff and MAJOR issues why would anyone even think of doing things like that especially a bomb threat to a elementary school what if he has kids that go there and they could get made fun of as “the girl/boy with the dad that put a bomb threat at our school” how can someone even live when you do such thongs and Amber i SO understand and i feel very bad that this happened to you

  8. Jessica says:

    What do you understand? You couldn’t begin to fathom what A. Amber is going though! Who are you to pass judgement on MY uncle, to say he had major issues? Yeah he may have some, but there are plenty of people out there doing much worse and crazier things than making bogus phone calls! For all they know all that could have happened and the police response time could have just SUCKED!!!!!
    If you call dominos and the police at the same time dominos would arrive with time left to eat! So pretty much everyone who want’s to point out the OBVIOUS, FU** OFF!!!!!

    1. Lamar Schwartzmann says:

      “Want’s” is not a word in the English language, Jessica.

    2. Iconoclast says:

      These were more than just bogus phone calls, sweet heart.

      Saying he just killed his wife and posed her in a public park? Saying children were burning to death in a car?

      Just a mistake in judgment, eh? Yeah right.

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