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Sierra College student arrested for carving ‘death messages’ onto tree

Stephen Meadows
Stephen Meadows Rocklin police

Rocklin police have arrested a Sierra College student for allegedly carving “threatening death messages” onto trees.

Stephen Meadows, 21, was arrested on suspicion of making criminal threats and vandalism.

The carved messages were found by a college professor who frequents trails where trees were carved behind the Sierra College campus. The professor reported the carvings to Rocklin police.

Police worked with campus security and posted a reward through a crime tip program. Information received led to Meadows’ arrest. He is from Garden Valley, north of Coloma.

Call The Bee’s Bill Lindelof, (916) 321-1079.