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Public Safety Updates

  • AZ: PV Police will stop responding to alarms unless they’re ‘verified’
    12.30.17 – The Daily Courier – Prescott Valley Police officers will stop responding to burglar alarms unless they are “verified” on January 1, according to PVPD spokesman Jerry Ferguson. The plan in called Verified Alarm Response, and it requires confirmation that a crime, attempted crime, or other emergency is occurring or about to occur. Ferguson … More Info
  • CA: Manteca’s alarming situation
    12.29.17 – Manteca Bulletin – If your burglar alarm goes off in 2018 and you haven’t obtained a permit from the Manteca Police Department or updated an existing permit get ready to shell out $200. That’s the price hundreds of homeowners and business pay each year for failing to follow the rules. Typically the city collects more than $100,000 in fines on … More Info
  • FL: Fire commissioners approve changes to district fees
    12.28.17 – Lehigh Acres Citizen – The Lehigh Acres fire board voted to approve proposed changes to the district’s fee schedule for costs associated with fire alarm checks, annual fire inspections and more. At its Dec. 19 regular meeting, the Lehigh Acres Fire Control and Rescue District’s Board of Fire Commissioners voted in favor of a resolution brought … More Info

Industry News

  • 5G Is Coming, Here’s How It Will Effect IoT and the Security Industry
    12.26.17 – SSI – One of the most significant developments that will enable IoT to grow exponentially is the emergence of 5G cellular communications. More Info
  • 10 Indications 2018 Will be a Big Year for Smart Home Installations
    12.29.17 – CEPro – As smart-home products go mainstream, and IoT becomes ever more hyped and confusing, we should see more demand for professional installations. More Info
  • This Small Change in NFPA 72 Could Prove Costly for Alarm Dealers
    12.28.17 – SSI – For several cycles, NFPA 72 has included requirements regarding the handling of alarm signals. The 2016 edition contains the following language … More Info

State & National News

  • New Calif. law aims to reduce pool and spa drownings
    12.30.17 – EMS1.com – An alarm that, when placed in the swimming pool or the spa, sounds when an unauthorized person enters the water. • Another means of protection accepted under the law. Drowning is the leading cause of death among children ages one to four, claiming the lives of more than 160 such boys and girls in California from 2010 … More Info
  • Phone calls will become more complicated
    12.31.17 – RanchoMurieta.com – It doesn’t affect calls to 911 and other essential services with three-digit phone numbers. It does mean that you may have to reprogram some equipment, like a phone that can dial a contact list or an alarm that dials a security company. You don’t have to wait for February to begin to use the new dialing procedure; it has been … More Info

Business Tips

  • Legal Watch: Door-to-Door Sales Act Compliance
    12.15.17 – SIW – Failure to comply can lead to catastrophe for a residential alarm business… More Info
  • The Value of Customer Service in a Technology-Driven World
    12.19.17 – SSI – Like any other technology-driven system, security solutions require ongoing service and support to keep up with the end user’s expectations. More Info

Fire & EMS News

  • CA: Alleged Burglar Accidentally Sparks Small Fire at Charlie’s in Los …
    12.27.17 – Noozhawk – One man has been arrested after allegedly breaking into Charlie’s Restaurant in Los Alamos where he accidentally sparked a fire, disabled the alarm, and stole a motorcycle from a neighboring property, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department. At 11:30 p.m. Sunday, personnel from the Sheriff’s … More Info
  • GA: Fire exposes problems with alarms at Gainesville apartment complex
    12.27.17 – Gainesville Times – A fire at an apartment complex in Gainesville on Christmas morning revealed that alarms in the breezeway of at least one building are not working, leaving some residents to fear for their lives. “They’re still not working,” said Caroline Garnett, a resident at The Fields McEver, formerly known as McEver Vineyards. “If not for … More Info
  • KS: Broken sprinkler temporarily closes K-State rec
    12.30.17 – Manhattan Mercury – A burst sprinkler head closed K-State’s rec center Thursday, said Steve Martini, director of K-State recreational services. Gymgoers were forced to exit the building around 2:30 p.m. Thursday because of a fire alarm. When the Manhattan Fire Department arrived, firefighters found a broken sprinkler head in a stairwell. More Info
  • MA: Frozen pipes cause major flood at Yarmouth Town Hall
    12.31.17 – CapeCod.com News – Yarmouth – A portion of the fire sprinkler system at Yarmouth Town Hall burst Saturday night as temperatures plummeted into the lower teens. The Yarmouth Fire Department responded to an alarm activation to find water on several floors including the basement of the building. Crews were working to pump out and … More Info
  • MD: Smoke Alarm Helps Resident Escape Chevy Chase House Fire
    12.26.17 – BethesdaMagazine.com – A smoke alarm alerted a sleeping Chevy Chase woman to a fire in her home, giving her enough time to escape before flames destroyed the residence on Cummings Lane Tuesday morning. Fire department spokesman Pete Piringer said the fire broke out around 2 a.m. and responding firefighters encountered heavy fire … More Info
  • ME: Broken sprinkler pipe causes Maine Mall evacuation
    12.31.17 – WGME – South Portland – A broken sprinkler pipe set off the alarm at the Maine Mall Saturday afternoon, causing an evacuation. Robb Couture of the South Portland Fire Department said the broken pipe is in the entrance to the former Sports Authority store. The pipe has been secure. Couture said the alarm did sound … More Info
  • MN: Fire calls for the Dec. 30, 2017 edition
    12.30.17 – SW News Media – The Savage Fire Department responded to a smoke alarm sounding in a home at 9:11 a.m. Firefighters replaced batteries in two alarms and all units were cleared. A request for medical assistance was made at 12:43 p.m. The patient was alert, … More Info
  • NH: Pipe bursts at DMV office in Concord
    12.31.17 – WMUR Manchester – Maintenance crews were cleaning up after a burst water pipe at the Division of Motor Vehicles. According to Concord Fire Battalion Chief Aaron McIntire, the department received an alarm from the building between 7:30 and 8 p.m. Saturday night. Advertisement. When firefighters arrived … More Info
  • OH: Salar Restaurant & Lounge closed indefinitely due to kitchen fire
    12.29.17 – WRGT TV Fox 45 – Salar’s alarm system kicked in around 6:15 A.M. rushing emergency crews to the restaurant. Firefighters say smoke was billowing from the building. In a post to the restaurant’s Facebook page, they said it will be closed effective immediately and all reservations are cancelled. Fire officials said it still isn’t … More Info
  • ON: Family grateful for CO detectors
    12.30.17 – Brantford Expositor – Just after 1 a.m. Friday, one of three detectors in the home of Ray and Suzanne Paulins and their three children issued its warning alarm. “It wasn’t a scary sound,” said Ray Paulins. He went to the basement and found the alarm was registering carbon monoxide levels of 126 parts-per-million. Anything … More Info
  • PA: Police seek burglar who broke into Myerstown garage
    12.26.17 – Lebanon Daily News – Investigation Inside: Cornwall, Quentin and Mount Gretna fire companies were dispatched at 10:52 a.m. Sunday to investigate alarm bells sounding inside the building…. More Info
  • TX: Family displaced by East Side house fire
    12.28.17 – mySanAntonio.com – A battalion chief at the scene of the blaze said a fire alarm woke them up just before 1 a.m. at their home. More Info
  • TX: Smoke machine fills nightclub with smoke while no one was inside
    12.25.17 – KRIS Corpus Christi News – An odd scene played out at a nightclub Sunday morning as the sight of smoke was seen coming from a building. Corpus Christi Fire Department responded to a smoke alarm call at a nightclub. As fire investigators showed up, it turns out the smoke was not caused by something … More Info
  • TX: Sprinkler system prevents damage to SPCA of Texas
    12.29.17 – Star Local Media – The McKinney Fire Department (MFD) responded to an incident at 2:45 p.m. Dec. 25 at the SPCA of Texas, Russell H Perry Animal Care Center. Upon arrival, first responders noted the fire alarm system had activated and reported heavy smoke conditions in a rear laundry room. Further investigation noted a … More Info
  • VA: Marion apartment complex incident offers fire safety reminder
    12.30.17 – Southwest Virginia Today – Residents were forced to evacuate the four-story, 44-unit Orchard Towers apartment building in Marion when fire alarms sounded early Wednesday afternoon. As the residents huddled in the cold, several … Smoke from the smoldering material set off the building’s fire alarm. Firefighters tossed damaged materials out of the … More Info
  • WI: Frozen pipe bursts, sending water into State Street businesses, fire …
    12.28.17 – Channel3000.com – WISC-TV3 – Madison, Wis. – Two downtown businesses are cleaning up after a water leak that sprung overnight Wednesday from frozen pipes, fire officials said. The Madison Fire Department said firefighters originally were dispatched at 3:11 a.m. to the Towers to investigate an activated alarm. More Info

Crime News

  • AL: 2 Birmingham men stole $4k worth of cigarettes and then tried to run …
    12.29.17 – AL.com – Rainbow City police responded at 3:56 a.m. on a burglary alarm at the MAPCO service station on Steele Station Road. When Officer Jordan McCartney and Sgt. Shayne Thompson arrived on the scene two minutes later, they found the store’s front glass door had been shattered and the two suspects were trying to leave. More Info
  • AL: Jasper man arrested for Christmas Eve burglary
    12.30.17 – Daily Mountain Eagle – According to Chief Nick Smith, Officer Ray Goggans responded to an alarm call at the Texaco after business hours on Christmas Eve and determined that someone had used a key to enter the store. Allen was identified as a suspect following an investigation by Officer Krimson Culverson. He confessed the crime to Smith … More Info
  • AL: Police arrest man accused of Christmas Day bank burglary
    12.26.17 – Dayton Daily News – Police arrested an Alabama man who is accused of breaking into a bank on Christmas Day. Dennis Edward Hancock, 46, was found in a foyer area connecting Trustmark Bank and Mortgage to a common residence, AL.com reported. The bank’s door was found unsecured by police after they received an alarm call. Hancock … More Info
  • AL: Tuscaloosa man charged with burglarizing bank on Christmas Day
    12.26.17 – AL.com – Tuscaloosa police officers responded to an alarm around 8:24 a.m. Monday at the Trustmark Bank and Mortgage building, where they found the door to the bank unsecured. Inside, they found 46-year-old Dennis Edward Hancock inside a common foyer between the bank and an upstairs apartment … More Info
  • AZ: Community Watch, Friday, December 29, 2017
    12.29.17 – Mohave Valley News – Shoplifting/Disorderly Conduct, Bullhead City – Andrew M. Haggard, 29, was arrested Tuesday after officers responded to a silent alarm. Upon arrival, Spotts said, officers encountered Haggard being held down by a store employee. He had reportedly entered the store, taken … More Info
  • CA: 3 teens arrested after attempting to steal from Redding butcher shop
    12.25.17 – KRCRTV.COM – Redding, Calif. – Three teens were arrested Sunday morning after they set off the alarm at R&R Meats in Redding while attempting to steal cash. According to police, officers were sent to the store shortly before 12:30 a.m. after an alarm went off at the business. Officers who arrived on scene found smashed windows. More Info
  • CA: Burglars attempt to steal guitars from business, but they flee and …
    12.28.17 – Fontana Herald-News – Burglars attempted to steal guitars from a business in Rancho Cucamonga on Dec. 23, but they fled and left the guitars behind, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. At about 5:05 a.m., deputies from the Rancho Cucamonga Police Department responded to an audible alarm at the Guitar Center, … More Info
  • CA: La Palma police blotter, December 15 to December 21, 2017
    12.27.17 – Orange County Breeze – Burglary Alarm – 1:29 p.m. – After responding to a burglary alarm, police determined that the doors were locked and secured. The backyard checked okay. The reason for the activation was unknown. An alarm card was left at the location. More Info
  • CA: Thieves ram stolen car into gun shop, steal handguns
    12.27.17 – San Francisco Chronicle – Bellevue police say the suspects stole between 40 and 50 guns early Tuesday at the West Coast Armory. Police say the Honda Accord rammed through the front door. Three suspects left in the same vehicle. A truck driver heard the alarm and called 911. The gun shop was broken into last year when a car rammed into the … More Info
  • FL: Ocoee businesses raise money for pizzeria owner after break-in
    12.30.17 – News 13 Orlando – “I know this community really has everybody’s back,” said Jessica Pollack. “When you’re in Ocoee, Ocoee supports Ocoee.” Pollack, who owns Sweet Jessie’s Homemade Ice Cream, began a campaign to raise money to help Franco’s Pizzeria get up and running once again. “Christmas night they got the alarm call and it … More Info
  • FL: Subjects scared off during attempted break-in at North Miami home
    12.26.17 – WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports | Fort Lauderdale – The subjects left empty-handed after something startled them. They jumped over the backyard fence and ran away through neighbor’s yards. It’s possible the pit bull mix who was home scared off the subjects. The alarm could have also sent them running. The homeowner said his security system sent an alert to his phone, … More Info
  • GA: Christmas morning burglars steal jewelry from Sam’s Club and …
    12.29.17 – The Telegraph – Trios of burglars broke into two west Macon stores and helped themselves to jewelry, laptops and video games early Christmas morning. At about 1 a.m. Monday, the burglar alarm sounded at Sam’s Club, according to a Bibb County Sheriff’s Office incident report obtained Friday by The Telegraph. More Info
  • GA: Man accused of shooting at SUV full of children captured during …
    12.28.17 – Atlanta Journal Constitution – Officers and Haralson County deputies were alerted when the panic alarm went off, the sheriff’s office said. When an employee told responding Bremen Sgt. Michael Bell the store was closed, he asked where the suspect was, according to the report. That’s when Starks, who is described as 6-foot-5, stepped out from behind … More Info
  • IL: Man accused damaging Moline church
    12.27.17 – Quad-Cities Online – Moline – A man was arrested Christmas Eve after authorities called to Christ Cathedral Church found him passed out naked inside and about $5,000 worth of church property damaged. Officers and firefighters went to the church in response to a fire alarm, according to a police department news. More Info
  • LA: Alarm thwarts 9th Ward business burglary: NOPD
    12.28.17 – NOLA.com – One suspect, who appeared to have shoulder-length hair, entered the business and tried to take the television but fled the scene when an alarm sounded, police said in a release. A second suspect, who wore a hat, assisted the first suspect in the crime, though the NOPD release did not specify how. No other items … More Info
  • LA: Watch Algiers burglary suspect crawl through business
    12.28.17 – NOLA.com – To avoid triggering the alarm, a burglary suspect crawled along the floor of an Algiers business, New Orleans police said. The department released surveillance footage Wednesday (Dec. 27) that shows the suspect crawling along the floor of the business. The suspect first … More Info
  • MA: Cocaine Arrest, U-Haul Getaway And Snow Clues: Newton Police …
    12.27.17 – Patch.com – The security officer there said the video showed four women come into the store, then one appeared to be deactivating the alarm devices on the stuff with what appeared to be a magnet. The three other women took items and left the store. Two Gucci Luggage bags, one Gucci Purse and one Dolce and Gabbana purse were … More Info
  • MA: Mattapoisett Police Log, Dec. 17-23
    12.30.17 – Wicked Local Marion – 9:19 a.m.: A burglar alarm was reported. 10:36 a.m.: A burglar alarm was reported on … burglar alarm was reported. 6:56 p.m.: A fire alarm was reported on Church Street Extension. … 2:15 p.m.: A carbon monoxide alarm was reported. More Info
  • MA: Rockland police log, Nov. 12-18
    12.30.17 – Wicked Local Rockland – 1:01 p.m.: Suspicious activity was reported on Morningside Drive. A police search of the area was negative. 3:12 p.m.: A motor vehicle accident was reported. Papers were exchanged. 8:06 p.m.: A burglar alarm was reported at Pedulla Guitars. Police checked and secured the property. More Info
  • ME: Morning Sentinel Dec. 24 and 25 police log
    12.26.17 – Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel – 1:31 a.m., police investigated a burglary alarm…. More Info
  • ME: Wiscasset Police Report
    12.26.17 – The Lincoln County News – 23: Officers responded to a burglar alarm (building secure), responded to a burglar alarm (building secure), … More Info
  • MI: 2 arrested breaking into closed Pontiac school for Instagram photos
    12.30.17 – Fox 2 Detroit – The suspects set off an alarm when they broke through a glass panel in a door and the sheriff’s office says it wasn’t hard to find them. “They left their Jeep on another street right near the school, with the keys in it,” said Dooley. “So luckily their car wasn’t stolen.” Footsteps in the snow led investigators directly from the car to … More Info
  • MI: Police seeking armed robbery suspect at Subway in Oakland County
    12.26.17 – WXYZ – The second victim activated the panic alarm, as the suspect left the establishment on foot with approximately $100. Deputies were unable to review the store surveillance video or recover any physical evidence. Neither victim was injured during the incident. Police say this may be the same suspect who recently robbed a … More Info
  • MI: Police: Shirtless intruder arrested
    12.29.17 – Traverse City Record Eagle – Traverse City – A local man likely will face a misdemeanor charge after police said he was found rummaging through cupboards at a closed manufacturing plant. Traverse City police Chief Jeff O’Brien said officers early Friday morning arrested a 35-year-old Traverse City man after an alarm was triggered at the Lear … More Info
  • MI: St. Clair County Dispatch log for Sunday, Dec. 24
    12.26.17 – Port Huron Times Herald – Algonac. 11:27 a.m., Alarm Intrusion …More Info
  • MN: Officers, deputies investigate burglary, arrest man in Christmastime …
    12.31.17 – Daily Globe – Swenson’s arrest stemmed from an investigation beginning about 4:40 p.m. Christmas Eve when the Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office received a notice of a residential alarm at a house, in Ideal Township. Deputies arrived at the house and found the door to the residence had … More Info
  • MN: Police arrest suspect in armed robbery
    12.26.17 – Post-Bulletin – Rochester police responded about 10:40 p.m. that night to an alarm at Sun Tan City … One suspect held the husband at gunpoint in his vehicle; two other men forced the woman back into the store – which had been locked, and the alarm set – and ordered her to open the safe, the report says. At least … More Info
  • MS: Moss Point police officers perform special deed for family after a …
    12.28.17 – gulflive.com – While heading back home from a trip, Logan received a call from the MPPD alerting her that her house alarm had been triggered. When officers arrived, they found the door had been kicked in. After officers walked through and cleared the house, they began to assess the damage. The robber had taken all the Christmas gifts … More Info
  • NC: PNC robbed in Thursday morning heist
    12.30.17 – Roanoke Rapids Daily Herald – The Roanoke Rapids Police Department responded to a panic alarm at the bank, said police Chief Chuck Hasty. He said the alarm turned out to be a robbery. “A male entered the bank and spoke with employees and then handed one a note requesting money,” Hasty said in a statement. “Bank employees complied, and the … More Info
  • NE: Kearney Police Department Officer Derek Payton’s acquittal top …
    12.30.17 – Kearney Hub – On June 3, Valley Pharmacy at Kearney Clinic was burglarized a third time when police found two windows broken and three bottles of prescription drugs, including one with codeine, had been taken. On June 25, police responded to a security alarm at Medicap Pharmacy in Kearney. During their investigation Jal Thong, 22, … More Info
  • NJ: Police: Liquor store employee slashed during attempted robbery
    12.27.17 – News 12 New Jersey – A Clifton liquor store employee is recovering after he was slashed during an attempted robbery, according to police. Clifton police say that officers were called to Limonta Liquors after the store’s alarm went off. Responding officers found the store in disarray with a number of broken bottles on … More Info
  • NM: Man accused of striking victim on head with rock
    12.28.17 – Farmington Daily Times – Officers were dispatched to Southwest Building Block on reports of an alarm activated at the business, according to the probable cause statement. A witness told police a man in a black hoodie was in the building. A perimeter was established and officers entered the building, spotted John and took him … More Info
  • NY: Cheektowaga Police Blotter: Pre-Christmas Weekend 2017
    12.27.17 – Cheektowaga Chronicle – 1:18 am – Doyle firefighters were called to check out an alarm at Pocketeer Billiards. There was no fire. The keyholder was unable to reset the alarm…. More Info
  • NY: Police: Burglars sought in Oceanside Costco jewelry theft
    12.29.17 – Newsday – Police did not disclose the value of the items stolen in the burglary discovered by Fourth Precinct officers responding to an alarm at 10:57 p.m. on Dec. 24. On arrival officers found “that a large jewelry case had been pried open” at the store, with jewelry missing. A search of the building failed to locate any … More Info
  • NY: Police: Oceanside Costco burglarized
    12.29.17 – liherald.com – Police reported that on the night of Dec. 24 jewelry was removed from a display case at the Oceanside Costco. Officers from the Fourth Precinct responded to an alarm at the wholesale store at 10:57 p.m. and upon arriving noticed that a large jewelry display case had been pried open and that jewelry was … More Info
  • NY: The Garden City Crime Report
    12.25.17 – Patch.com – 13, officers responded to a building for a report of an alarm going off. Upon arrival, they saw smoke in the building and numerous alarms sounding off. Firefighters responded and determined the cause to be construction work to the basement boiler system. An iPhone 8 was reported stolen from an Adelphi … More Info
  • OH: Burglar makes quick stop at Cornersburg business
    12.26.17 – WFMJ – Police are reviewing surveillance video as they attempt to find out who broke into a Cornersburg business early Tuesday. Youngstown Police officers were called to the Cornersburg Party Shop after 2 am after an alarm went off. They found the glass on the front door had been smashed. The owner told … More Info
  • OH: Columbus police investigate burglary at furniture company
    12.29.17 – Columbus Ledger-Enquirer – Columbus police are investigating a break-in that occurred early Thursday at the McQuinn’s Cabinets & Counter business. It is unclear at this time what, if anything, was taken from the furniture company. Authorities were called to the business after it’s alarm sounded around 1:53 a.m., but no additional … More Info
  • OH: Overnight Burglary Reported At Shearer Equipment In Knox Co.
    12.29.17 – WMFD.com – Knox CO., OH – The Knox County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an overnight burglary that occurred at Shearer Equipment. At 5:06 a.m. officers were dispatched to an alarm and upon arrival discovered that a front window had been shattered and several chainsaws were … More Info
  • OK: Grinchy Christmas Eve thief strikes Boys and Girls Club – Community …
    12.29.17 – Grandlakenews – 24, Miami Police Officer Richard Davis was dispatched to the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa County in reference to a burglary alarm as well as broken glass. According to Davis’ incident report, upon arrival he walked around and searched the building. “I personally walked the building … More Info
  • OK: Police probe burglary at Miami Boys & Girls Club
    12.27.17 – Joplin Globe – At approximately 8:15 p.m. Sunday, a security company notified the club’s executive director, Mackenzie Garst, and the Miami Police Department that an alarm was activated at the Boys & Girls Club building in Riverview Park. Police were dispatched about two minutes later where they searched the exterior … More Info
  • OK: Thousands Stolen from Local Boys and Girls Club
    12.26.17 – Four States Homepage – Miami, OK – More than 25-hundred dollars is stolen from the Miami Boys and Girls Club. Around 9:45 last night, officers were called to the club after an alarm was set off. Employees met officers and showed them a window that had been opened. According to employees, there were multiple items missing from the manager’s … More Info
  • PA: Police Logs 12-30
    12.30.17 – Clearfield Progress – Police responded to a reported alarm. Police arrived and found the residence to be secure with no signs of entry. More Info
  • SC: Man accused of choking, punching pregnant ex-girlfriend
    12.28.17 – The Times and Democrat – Officers responded to the store at 2:30 a.m. after dispatchers notified them of an activated burglar alarm. Once they got to the scene, they saw a large window was broken at the main entrance and a concrete block was on the floor. Once the store owner arrived on the scene, he told officers that 20 cartons of cigarettes were … More Info
  • SD: Man wanted in Rapid Valley convenience store robbery
    12.28.17 – Newscenter1.tv – Police are searching for a man who robbed a convenience store in Rapid Valley. Tuesday night, officers responded to an alarm. An employee said a young man walked up to the counter, flashed a pistol, and demanded money. The clerk complied, and the robber left with the contents of the cash … More Info
  • TN: Thieves steal over 30 guns in less than a minute from Tennessee …
    12.29.17 – Guns.com – A Christmas morning break-in at Double Tap Tactical in Clarksville has left a shop owner reeling and police on the lookout for the bandits. According to ClarksvilleNow.com, police responded to the alarm within six-minutes but the thieves had already made their getaway with 31 stolen firearms among other items. More Info
  • TX: BPD: Pair burglarized furniture store
    12.28.17 – Beaumont Enterprise – The Beaumont Police Department arrested two people early Thursday morning after they set off the burglar alarm at a furniture store. Officers were called to the American Bedroom when the alarm was activated and found a silver Hyundai Elantra parked next to the door, according to a statement from BPD. More Info
  • TX: Burglars shoot windows to test for alarm system
    12.28.17 – WOAI – They shot through the windows to test for an alarm. When they didn’t hear one, the burglars went into the back yard. “The gate to the alley was open,” Gross discovered when he got home from Christmas vacation. Next, the burglars unscrewed the porch lights and broke through French doors, using a seat cushion to muffle … More Info
  • TX: Early police blotter
    12.28.17 – Brownwood Bulletin – Alarm – motion alarm. Building secure. … More Info
  • TX: HPD: 2 arrested, 1 at large after pawn shop robbery
    12.27.17 – KHOU – Investigators said the employees were able to notify, possibly with a silent alarm, police. Bellaire police and West University police were closer than HPD and arrived within a few minutes, catching the three suspects still inside. However, when the suspects saw the police arrive, they all ran out of the back door. One suspect … More Info
  • TX: Police investigate 2 church burglaries in the same neighborhood
    12.29.17 – KTRK-TV – The Houston Police Department responded to burglary alarm for a broken window about 11:35 p.m. at Houston’s Chinese Church, but did not find a suspect. Just 10 minutes later, HPD received another burglary alarm call at St. Luke’s Presbyterian Church. Police says that a locked cabinet at Houston’s Chinese Church had … More Info
  • VT: Police try to ID burglar who broke into Walmart
    12.27.17 – WCAX – Police say the man stacked packing pallets against the building before breaking a window and slipping inside. Once inside, they say he triggered an alarm system and quickly took off. Police released surveillance photos that include the car the suspect was in. More Info
  • VT: Suspect arrested in Walmart, Toys R Us burglaries
    12.28.17 – WCAX – Williston, VT – An Essex man has been nabbed for alleged Christmas day break-ins at Walmart and Toy R Us in Williston. Police say 32-year-old Nathan Giffin stacked pallets against the outside of the Walmart and used a bat to break a window. Once inside, they say he triggered an alarm system and quickly took … More Info
  • WA: Women charged with burglary after Christmas morning theft in Port …
    12.27.17 – Peninsula Daily News – Deputy Brian Anderson arrived at the residence at about 11:20 a.m. Monday in response to an alert from the homeowners’ alarm system company. Anderson already had Scribner handcuffed near the vehicle when Brown came out of the residence. He ordered Brown at gunpoint to drop what she was carrying and to drop to … More Info
  • WI: Hudson police
    12.30.17 – Hudson Star Observer – Officers responded to a burglary alarm at 12:32 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 16 at the former St. Croix Meadows dog track. The alarm showed motion in the state office and north upper grandstand. Based on footprints and tire tracks, suspects appeared to have fled the area in a vehicle. Plywood sheathing … More Info

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