A judge denied bond for the three suspects accused of Thursday’s bogus phone call that forced the lockdown of both Harlingen high schools and the armed robbery of a pawn shop.

The three were arraigned today on various charges.

  • Michael Serna, 23
  • Three counts of aggravated robbery – no bond
  • One count of engaging in organized crime – $250,000 bond
  • Both first degree felonies
  • Cody Quintero, 21
  • Thre counts of aggravated robbery – no bond
  • One count of engaging in organized crime – $250,000 bond
  • One count of making a terroristic threat – $50,000 bond
  • The first two charges are first degree felonies, the threat is a third degree felony
  • Janie Martinez, 21
  • One count of aggravated robbery – no bond
  • One count of engaging in organized crime – $250,000 bond
  • Both first degree felonies

All three are being held without bond on the robbery charge.

Harlingen police say Quintero placed a call claiming there was a gunman at Harlingen High School South of Thursday morning. The school as well as Harlingen High School were both placed on lockdown as a precaution.

While police determined the call was a hoax they responded to a robbery at Amigo Pawn Shop located at 321 N. Loop 499.

Investigators say Serna and Quintero broke into the shop wearing masks and hooded shirts. One of the men is accused of using a hammer to break a display case and steal jewelry. They are also accused of stealing a customer’s pickup.

The men and Martinez were arrested a short time later. Police found several long rifles, handguns, ammunition, and tactical equipment during a search of a home. They were seized along with evidence of the crime.