ORLEANS — The New Bedford woman who threatened numerous SouthCoast institutions and police departments pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Orleans District Court to charges related to an email sent to Dennis Police Department claiming her boyfriend was going to "shoot up the police station."

The Cape Cod Times reports 38-year-old Heather Perkins was in court to answer the charges Wednesday.

Dennis Police had reached out to New Bedford Police after receiving the threat, as they had been dealing with similar threats from Perkins.

Perkins had already pleaded not guilty in August to making several bomb threats and murder threats to targets such as New Bedford City Hall, UMass Dartmouth, Fairhaven Police, Dartmouth Police, and threats against WBSM and its employees. She frequently used the name of the boyfriend, who had apparently broken up with Perkins and was never considered a suspect in any of the threats.

Perkins was arrested back on July 27 in Dorchester. She was arraigned and held without bail at the time. Perkins is due back in court December 28 for a pretrial hearing in the case of the threats against Dennis Police.

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