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Cops: Man Had Child Porn, Nazi Uniforms, Ammo

Police call started as a bomb threat, but no explosive found, cops say.

A Hopatcong man had kiddie porn, Nazi uniforms, high-velocity ammunition and handcuffs in his motel room in Andover, police in that township said.

A Econo Lodge employee called police Wednesday afternoon, and told them a man with a Middle-Eastern accent had called the motel and said he would detonate a bomb in the building, Andover Detective Rod Mosner said.

The building was evacuated and searched by K-9 units, police said. During the search, Sussex County Sheriff's Department Officer Warren Slahor saw child pornography on the dresser of a room, along with a bandoleer containing about 100 rounds of high-velocity ammunition, handcuffs and a large-capacity assault rifle magazine, police said.

Police said after motel employees told officers the room belonged to Christopher Bootsma, 45, K-9 units cleared the room, but found no explosives there or elsewhere in the motel. Customers were allowed back in, police said.

After obtaining a search warrant for the room and Bootsma's car, officers collected several Nazi uniforms, more than 120 CDs, a laptop, 140 rounds of high-velocity ammo, handcuffs and a large-capacity assault rifle magazine, police said.

Boostma was arrested and admitted to possessing the items, police said. He was charged with possession of child pornography, possession of a large capacity magazine and handcuffs.

There were no weapons in his room, police said.

Bootsma's driver's license said he lived on Madison Trail in Hopatcong, but he had been staying at the Econo Lodge since July 6, police said.

Bootsma said he had recently lost his home to foreclosure, police said. He also said his wife and three children were staying at a Netcong apartment, police said.

Bootsma said he was living in the motel with his family's dog since the apartment complex didn't allow pets, police said.

No arrests have been made in regard to the bomb threat, and that call remains under investigation, police said.

The Sussex County prosecutor's office said it could not yet comment on the investigation. Officials could not yet comment on whether the alleged child pornography and ammunition were in any way connected.

Boostma has been lodged in the Sussex County Jail in lieu of $5,000 bail.

Michael August 11, 2011 at 03:23 PM
Is it possible for the public to view the arrest photo of this guy so that in the event he posts bail we can keep our loved ones safe?
fasdsdsd August 13, 2011 at 02:27 PM
Shocking how little people seem to care about this story! Maybe if this pig was drunk when he was arrested people would show more concern.
Theresa August 14, 2011 at 01:05 AM
I dont want to cause alarm but I have seen this guy at Warriors football games taking pictures.
asfsgsdg August 15, 2011 at 01:30 PM
Don't worry... that will not cause alarm with these pathetic parents that comment on Patch. On the other hand, had you said you saw this pathetic pig of a man drinking whiskey at a warriors game, the comment section would be full with comments.
Lurky Loo August 15, 2011 at 02:32 PM
You seemed to be more worried about people commenting than on the article itself so does that make you as pathetic as the people who don't comment?
Lurky Loo August 16, 2011 at 01:17 AM
I did not write this filth and would appreciate The Patch taking care of this and the troll responsible for this. What now people can post under names already taken? This is bullshit Brendan!
Syed Junaid Ali August 17, 2011 at 03:48 AM
there should be the harshest punishment possible for this man...I am not sure whether police was able to know what he was upto with all the material he was possessing.
Syed Junaid Ali August 17, 2011 at 03:55 AM
and what happen to the man who made bomb alarm call... http://www.pushofhope.com/

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