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1-29-18 NESA Monitor

Door to Door Sales

  • Gulfport police receive complaints of solicitors going door to door
    1.27.18 – WLOX – Gulfport police announced Friday a series of complaints they’ve been receiving about door to door solicitors. Officers have a warning for situations when you think something is suspicious. “We’ve received multiple complaints of solicitors going door-to-door, attempting to sell alarms, enter homes and change alarm batteries. More Info

Public Safety Updates

  • AZ: Prescott requires registration of security alarms
    1.25.18 – The Daily Courier – 23, users of security alarms in Prescott will have to register their alarm with the Prescott Police Department. In a 5-2 vote Tuesday, Jan. 23, the Prescott City Council approved a measure that requires all alarm systems in the city to be registered – in a free, online system. Previously, the ordinance required registration only … More Info
  • AZ: Sedona Fire District considers false alarm law
    1.25.18 – Sedona Red Rock News – The call comes in. Fire crews rush to don their protective gear, board the firetruck and are on their way to the scene. But more and more frequently these days, the call is a result of a non-maintained or faulty alarm system. This scenario played out more than a 150 times for the Sedona Fire District in the past year, and now … More Info
  • CA: Atherton to begin billing residents for false alarms
    1.23.18 – The Almanac Online – 17 City Council meeting says that from January 2016 to November 2017 the police department received 4,599 alarm calls — all of them false. While the department was able to determine that about half the calls were false alarms without responding, checking out the others took up the equivalent of 13 months of one full-time … More Info

Industry News

  • EMI Security Is Purchased, Merges With Pedestal PRO
    1.23.18 – EMI Security, LLC, a provider of mounting solutions for cameras and video surveillance equipment, has been purchased by new investors, formed a new management team, and created a new joint venture with Pedestal PRO, a provider of mounting solutions for access control devices. More Info
  • Know the Code: NFPA72, Fire Alarm & Signaling and UL 2572
    1.23.18 – Security Sales & Integration – The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is the governing code body devoted to eliminating death, injury, property and economic loss due to fire, electrical and related hazards. One of the codes, NFPA 72: Fire Alarm and Signaling, specifically addresses mass notification systems. Highlights from NFPA 72 include the .. More Info
  • ADT CEO Responds to ‘Pundits’ Questioning IPO Decision After Lackluster Debut
    1.22.18 – SSI – CNBC challenged ADT CEO Tim Whall to explain the security and home automation giant’s lackluster IPO. Here’s what went down. More Info
  • ADT Corporation: Old Name, New Risks
    1.25.18 -Seeking Alpha – This relisting takes place less than two years after ADT was taken private, and the capital infusion is necessary for the company’s balance sheet. With a wave of maturities upcoming in just a few years, and several concerns floating regarding the health of the residential and commercial security alarm business (churn and … More Info
  • AvantGuard Expands Ownership, Creates New Holding Organization
    1.23.18 – SDM – AvantGuard owner Josh Garner officially invited 11 familiar faces to share ownership of his business. The new owners come from the executive management teams of sister companies AvantGuard and Freeus. More Info
  • CES 2018 Recap: Total Technology Tsunami
    1.18.18 – SDM – Roller skates, beds, autonomous flying cars, smart clothing, robots, aromatherapy, flexible video screens, wireless everything, drones, artificial intelligence (AI), toys, analytics, smart cities, and anything tech were alive and well at CES 2018 with over 2.75 million square feet of exhibits and 1,000-plus presenters. Other surprises included a flood on opening day of the show – after 190 days of no rain in Las Vegas – and a two-hour power outage at the convention center on day two. More Info
  • Home alarm conman takes advantage of retired couple
    1.25.18 – ABC Action News – Mary noticed two debits a month started showing up on her checking statement weeks after a knock on the door. The salesman who showed up at their door last fall turned out to be the same guy who sold them the original Safeguard unit in 2015. More Info
  • Wholesale Alarm Monitoring Is Changing: Here’s How to Pick the Best Company
    1.26.18 – SSI – As the wholesale alarm monitoring segment becomes commoditized, the main differentiating factor today is the quality of service offered to the end user. More Info

Legislative News

Bill Text Description History
MSHB01162
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MS Legal Code: 045-0011-0101 “The John McGee Act”; create to require public postsecondary institutions to install carbon monoxide detectors in certain facilities. | Taylor
Status: 01/15/2018 : (H) Referred To Universities and Colleges;Appropriations
All Versions: Introduced
History
MSHB01309
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MS Legal Code: 045-0011-0049 Hotels; require installation of carbon monoxide alarms in. | Lamar
Status: 01/15/2018 : (H) Referred To Public Health and Human Services
All Versions: Introduced
History
OKSB01061
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Alarm and locksmiths; prohibiting automatic renewal of certain contracts; customer rights; codification. Effective date.
Status: 02/05/2018 : Authored by Senator Daniels
History
OKSB01525
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Professions and occupations; repealing the Alarm, Locksmith and Fire Sprinkler Industry Act. Effective date.
Status: 02/05/2018 : Authored by Senator Bice
History
TNHB01884
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Professions and Occupations – As introduced, requires a person who holds a valid certificate of registration as a locksmith apprentice for four or more years to apply for licensure as a locksmith; reduces continuing education requirements for locksmiths. – Amends TCA Title 62, Chapter 11 and Title 62, Chapter 35.
Status: 01/25/2018 : Intro., P1C.
History
TNSB01860
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Professions and Occupations – As introduced, requires a person who holds a valid certificate of registration as a locksmith apprentice for four or more years to apply for licensure as a locksmith; reduces continuing education requirements for locksmiths. – Amends TCA Title 62, Chapter 11 and Title 62, Chapter 35.
Status: 01/25/2018 : Introduced, Passed on First Consideration
History

State & National News

  • Net neutrality fight shifts to states
    1.24.18 – Stateline – Legislators in at least 15 states, from California to Rhode Island, have introduced bills that would create state net neutrality laws or use other approaches to require that internet service providers follow net neutrality requirements in some way to ensure an open and equal internet. More Info
  • Residential Remodeling Spending Expected to Grow 7.5% in 2018
    1.24.18 – CEPro – Harvard University Joint Center for Housing Studies predicts residential remodeling activity will hit $340 billion, up 7.5%. More Info
  • Access control evolves to meet the needs of different verticals
    1.25.18 – SIW – Today’s access technologies enable end-users to address requirements unique to their respective industries… More Info
  • Don’t Get Too Psyched for 48Gbps – HDMI 2.1 Rollout Could be Painfully Slow
    1.26.18 – CEPro – It will take time to get to certified 48Gbps, especially as HDMI 2.1 testing and certification tools get developed. More Info
  • Recall Alert: Kidde Combination Smoke/CO Alarms Recalled
    1.28.18 – TAPinto.net – A recall has been announced for the Kidde NightHawk talking combo smoke/CO alarm. The recall includes model number KN-COSM-IB and manufacture dates between June 1, 2004 and December 31, 2010. The combination smoke/carbon monoxide (CO) alarm can fail to continue to chirp when it reaches its 7-year end of . More Info

Business Tips

  • How the Security Industry Can Utilize Artificial Intelligence
    1.22.18 – SSI- As the use of artificial intelligence becomes more prevalent, the security industry can take advantage of the emerging technology in a number of ways. More Info
  • Security Execs Reveal Secrets for Dealing With Disruption
    1.24.18 – Security Sales & Integration – All the participants were in accord that today’s disruptive and ultra-competitive landscape requires an uncompromising commitment to executing and always improving customer care. “I am not just hyper-focused on it, but more like ragingly obsessed!” says Alexandra Curtiss, vice president of Boston’s Alarm New England. More Info
  • 11 Security Sales Resolutions for 2018
    1.1.18 – SDM – The new year signifies a new beginning, so new resolutions, new goals and new directions fuel your thoughts. Here are 11 New Year’s resolutions for salespeople. More Info
  • How to Test a Home-Automation System (the Professional Way)
    1.25.18 – CEPro – Tips from a veteran integrator on testing an audio, video and control system to make happier customers and stronger bottom lines. Hint: It’s not about looking for system bugs. More Info

Fire & EMS News

  • CT: Austin building evacuated due to activated alarm
    1.24.18 – UConn Daily Campus – An alarm was activated in the University of Connecticut’s Philip E. Austin Building Tuesday morning, leading students and faculty to evacuate the building as it rained outside. “It was just an alarm activation,” university spokesperson Stephanie Reitz said. “(First responders) checked and found no issues.” It is not yet known … More Info
  • CT: Burnt popcorn causes UConn Hartford evacuation
    1.25.18 – UConn Daily Campus – The University of Connecticut Hartford campus was evacuated Wednesday afternoon after a faculty member burned microwave popcorn in the Student Services suite, according to the UConn Police Department. About 150 students left the Hartford Times Building when fire alarms set off around 4:30 p.m. No one was injured … More Info
  • CT: Shelton Fire Department Weekly Calls
    1.22.18 – Valley Independent Sentinel – #4 responded to a fire alarm sounding at the Anco Engineering Company. A small fire on the roof caused by construction set off the alarm. An engine and a ladder truck responded. … More Info
  • FL: Legoland Hotel temporarily evacuated due to fire alarm
    1.26.18 – News 13 Orlando – Guests at the Legoland Hotel were briefly evacuated after smoke from an unattended candle set off alarms at the facility Jan. 26. The Winter Haven Police Department reports they first received a call around 10:20 p.m. about a possible fire at the hotel. When officers and firefighters arrived, they discovered the unattended … More Info
  • IA: Food on stove sets off fire alarm
    1.27.18 – Fort Dodge Messenger – Food on stove sets off fire alarm. News Brief. Jan 27, 2018 … was around 9 a.m., and didn’t result in any real damage, Sanders said. “They had a little bit of food on the stove that caught fire. No damage,” he said. The building was evacuated because the alarm went off, Sanders said. “The kids are trained very well,” he said. More Info
  • ME: Frozen Pipes Prompt Fire Alarm at Seaport Village
    1.23.18 – The Ellsworth American – Ellsworth – A report of fire in a laundry chute on the second floor of Seaport Village prompted a response from fire crews just before 9 on Tuesday morning. No one was hurt. Ellsworth Fire Chief Richard Tupper said the department was notified of an alarm and the discharging of a sprinkler system. When firefighters. More Info
  • OK: Building fire causes E. Reno Ave. closure
    1.28.18 – KOKH FOX25 – The Oklahoma City Fire Department was called about 2:20 p.m. Saturday for a commercial fire alarm. On arrival firefighter found heavy flame coming from the structure and went to a defensive mode. A fire chief at the scene reported the structure was condemned and slated for demolition. More Info
  • OR: For the Record for January 26, 2018
    1.26.18 – Dalles Chronicle – Jan. 25, 5:53 a.m. – Crew responded to a report of a fire alarm activation. Nothing was showing upon arrival. Contact was made with an electrician who was testing the alarm and forgot to notify the alarm company. No problem was found. The agency also responded to 11 calls for … More Info
  • SC: Fire breaks out in Burton home Friday. This kept it from being worse …
    1.27.18 – Island Packet – A Friday afternoon cooking fire in a Burton home would have likely been worse were it not for a smoke detector, a Burton Fire District press release states. The fire broke out in a mobile home on Parker Drive in Burton around 4 p.m. Friday, according to the release, with firefighters arriving to find smoke coming from the home … More Info
  • TN: Gibson Co. family loses everything in early morning house fire
    1.28.18 – WBBJ-TV – Gibson County, Tenn. – Firefighters credit working smoke alarms for possibly saving a Gibson County family after fire breaks out in their home early this morning. A family of five is struggling to get back on their feet after they lost everything. “I heard a crash in the kitchen area and I came out of my bedroom and the … More Info
  • TX: Classes at Tascosa High as normal after fire alarm this morning
    1.24.18 – KFDA – Amarillo, TX – Classes at Tascosa High School have resumed as normal after a fire alarm was activated earlier this morning. The Amarillo Fire Department and Amarillo Police Department were called to the school shortly after 7:00 this morning for a fire alarm. Get the latest Amarillo news straight to your phone! More Info
  • TX: La Quinta evacuated Wednesday morning; Faulty HVAC unit …
    1.28.18 – Wise County Messenger – Long said about 20 people, including staff and guests, were evacuated from the building. Stephen Adair of Jasper, who is also working at the jail in Jacksboro, had just returned to his second-floor room to sleep after working a 12-hour shift. “The fire alarm went, off and the lights started flashing,” he said. “I thought it might be … More Info

Crime News

  • AL: Convicted felon with 38 prior arrests jailed again after 3 Hoover …
    1.25.18 – AL.com – A Birmingham man with at least 37 arrests on more than 70 charges dating back nearly three decades is back in jail, accused of breaking in to a Hoover sporting goods store. The burglary happened at 1:54 a.m. at Hibbett’s. Police said officers were dispatched to an alarm activation at the store and … More Info
  • AL: Mobile Police Make Arrests in Vape Shop Burglaries
    1.26.18 – WKRG – Mobile, Ala. – Mobile Police have arrested an 18-year old and 17-year old juvenile they believe is associated to multiple vape shop burglaries. Around 5 p.m. officers responded to an alarm call at Vape-It. A 17-year old juvenile was found near the location and arrested. He claimed he … More Info
  • CA: A wrap-up of recent arrests in Vallejo
    1.25.18 – Vallejo Times Herald – A thief or thieves broke into a business early on Thursday morning. At 5:20 a.m., the alarm at the Anderson & Associates accounting firm went off and the police were notified. When officers arrived, they discovered that the front door was open. There were no suspects inside … More Info
  • CA: Alleged Walmart shoplifter arrested for drugs, weapons
    1.26.18 – Navarre Press – According to the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office arrest report, an officer responded to a panic alarm at the gas station. The alarm had been engaged by an employee who said she had asked Wallace to leave multiple times but he refused. He had been walking in and out of the male and female restrooms with … More Info
  • CA: Brazen burglars caught on video in Diamond Bar break-ins
    1.25.18 – FOX 11 Los Angeles – Diamond Bar, Calif. – Police are looking for a group of brazen burglars caught on security video breaking into a home in the Diamond Bar area. The Lam family in Diamond Bar thought they were doing the right things. They had an alarm system, they had exterior cameras, they bought the “Ring” doorbell security … More Info
  • CA: Firefighters free would-be burglar from chimney
    1.24.18 – fox5sandiego.com – San Diego – A man was rescued from a chimney after trying to break into a home in City Heights overnight, police said. San Diego police received a call around 11 p.m. Tuesday about a possible burglary at a home. When officers arrived, they found a man stuck in a chimney. Firefighters … More Info
  • CA: Sacramento Police looking for suspects in string of pharmacy break …
    1.26.18 – ABC10 – On early Thursday morning around 3:52 AM, two men in ski masks were caught on surveillance video trying to break into Pucci’s Pharmacy. “They didn’t even get the door open enough to make the alarm off. The door is that secure,” said Clint Hopkins, owner of Pucci’s and a pharmacist there. Even with a crowbar … More Info
  • CA: Security Cameras Help Catch Burglar Inside Fumigated Home
    1.23.18 – U.S. News & World Report – Security Cameras Help Catch Burglar Inside Fumigated Home. Authorities say a California resident spotted a burglar by checking the interior security camera while his home was being fumigated. More Info
  • CO: Police looking for people who broke into several Colorado Springs …
    1.26.18 – FOX21News.com – A similar burglary happened around 3:20 a.m. at a business. Police were notified by a burglary alarm. A third burglary happened around the same time at a business. Police said the suspects smashed the front door, … More Info
  • CT: Conneaut police
    1.26.18 – The Star Beacon – Police investigated a burglar alarm heard at 2:02 p.m. Wednesday. A woman was arrested shortly before 1 p.m. Wednesday after she reportedly struck her husband during an argument at their home. A man taken to UH Conneaut Medical Center for mental issues about 6 … More Info
  • FL: Burglaries plaguing Southside neighborhood
    1.27.18 – WJXT News4JAX – … home burglaries and 10 car burglaries in the area within the last six months. Neighbors have posted signs on the outside of their homes, hoping the criminals think twice before coming back. News4Jax crime and safety analyst, Gil Smith suggested not only surveillance cameras outside, but an alarm system on the inside. More Info
  • FL: Chocolate milk thief caught on camera breaking in through roof of …
    1.23.18 – Palm Beach Post – Boca Raton – A pet shop owner watched a live surveillance camera feed show a burglar break in through the roof of his Boca Raton store, steal cash from the … Police identified Bungay in part because the masked burglar stole chocolate milk from the store’s refrigerator, and police found Bungay soon afterward in … More Info
  • FL: VIDEO: Brash woman burglar pulls into open garage, loads tools …
    1.24.18 – WPTV.com – Home surveillance caught a woman inside a Utah family’s garage where she stole tools and drove off in her white Hundai. West Jordan Police Department. More Info
  • ID: Paper or plastic? Robbery suspect improvised disguises
    1.28.18 – Idaho State Journal – Idaho Falls Police Department officers responded to a burglary alarm at about 1:30 a.m. from the Fiesta Ole restaurant. Police reports state the doorknob to the basement of the business had been forcibly removed, but the door was still latched and had not been open. A black hat was found nearby, … More Info
  • IL: Alton police seek information on identity of Schwegel’s grocery burglar
    1.25.18 -Alton Telegraph – Alton – Police are hoping the public can identify the person who broke glass on the front door of a family-owned grocery store and got inside to steal various items. Someone reported the break-in to police at 5:07 p.m. Monday at Schwegel’s. The burglar partially covered his or her face; police said it is unclear … More Info
  • IL: Businesses Burglarized In Mt. Greenwood
    1.26.18 – Patch.com – Police recommend business owners have a working alarm system, keeping a minimal amount of lights on overnight and consider installing video surveillance on the property. Chicago police do not identify victims, whether they are individuals or businesses. Anyone with information on these crimes is urged to … More Info
  • IN: Caught on camera: Thief breaks into Indy auto repair shop to steal …
    1.25.18 – Fox 59 – It just aggravates me, because he’s pretty young,” said McConkey. On the ground outside the fence, where the suspect broke in, police did find a cell phone and a GPS ankle monitor that appeared to have been cut off. It’s not clear yet if the ankle monitor found outside the business actually belonged to the burglar, either way … More Info
  • KY: 3 burglary suspects arrested after rock thrown through door of …
    1.25.18 -WDRB – Louisville Metro Police say they were sent to the business after a burglar alarm had been activated at that location. When they arrived, they found that glass on the front door had been shattered and two rocks were inside – one in the front doorway and one in the lobby area. A witness told police he saw a man run out of the … More Info
  • KY: Police ask for help in Paducah business burglary
    1.25.18 – KFVS – Paducah, KY – The Paducah Police Department is asking for the public’s help in a burglary investigation. Officers responded to Hutson Inc. John Deere just before midnight on Thursday, January 19, to an alarm. They found a glass door had been broken. According to Paducah … More Info
  • MA: Littleton police reports: Jan. 18-25
    1.25.18 – Wicked Local Littleton – 7:57 a.m.: A burglar alarm was reported at Northern Bank & Trust Co. … More Info
  • MA: Mattapoisett Police Log, Jan. 14-21
    1.26.18 – Wicked Local Marion – 2:14 a.m.: A burglar alarm was reported on Cove Street. 9:24 a.m.: An animal control issue was reported. 2:05 p.m.: A fire alarm was reported. Monday, Jan. 15. 5:19 a.m.: A burglar alarm was reported … More Info
  • MA: Police/Fire: Woman charged in Flanagan Square crash
    1.25.18 – Gloucester Daily Times – 10:55 p.m.: A burglar alarm sounded from East Gloucester Elementary School. The building and grounds were found to be secure. 8:21 p.m.: A caller reported a disturbance at Latitude 43. A search of the area failed to turn up any trouble of perpetrators. 6:52 p.m.: A caller reported a disturbance at Mile … More Info
  • MA: Rochester Police Log, Jan. 14-20
    1.23.18 – Wicked Local Marion – 1:12 p.m.: A burglar alarm was reported on Dexter Lane. 7:15 p.m.: A burglar alarm was reported. More Info
  • MI: Accused Canton Bank Robber, Hostage-Holder Appears In Court
    1.26.18 – CBS Detroit – Handcuffed and shackled at the waist, 24-year-old Devin Rodriguez briefly appeared in federal court in Detroit on Friday to face a charge of attempted bank robbery, a 20-year felony. WWJ’s Jon Hewett reported Rodriguez said little, before his detention hearing was quickly rescheduled for Monday afternoon at the request … More Info
  • MI: St. Clair County Dispatch log for Friday, Jan. 19
    1.22.18 – Port Huron Times Herald – Burtchville Twp. 12:16 p.m., Alarm Intrusion… More Info
  • MI: St. Clair County Dispatch log for Wednesday, Jan. 24
    1.25.18 – Port Huron Times Herald – 5:05 a.m., Alarm Intrusion, …. More Info
  • MS: MPD make arrests in Vape Shop burglaries
    1.28.18 – WTVA – In a press release, Mobile Police said around 5 p.m., officers responded to an alarm call at Vape-It and located the juvenile nearby. The juvenile stated he and another person only tapped on the glass of the business. Officers apprehended the second suspect, Perez, at his residence. They say … More Info
  • MS: Police found him inside a church, but he wasn’t praying. Now he’ll …
    1.25.18 – The Sun Herald – A man who pretended he was asleep when police found him inside a church while a burglar alarm blared found himself standing before a judge this week with his 11th conviction. Police found a broken window at Tabernacle Faith Ministries Church, damages inside and items from the church in his pockets. The evidence … More Info
  • NE: Man accused of robbing Dairy Queen
    1.27.18 – North Platte Telegraph – A man is accused of burglary after officers saw him leaving Dairy Queen while the alarm system blared. At 12:06 a.m. Friday, officers on patrol heard the alarm coming from Dairy Queen. While checking the perimeter of the business, officers met Jeff Bell as he was leaving through a back door, police … More Info
  • NE: No payday for thief at Payday Express
    1.28.18 – WOWT – Shortly after 9 a.m. police responded to a panic alarm at the Payday Express where an employee told them about the man with the gun. According to the witness, the armed man demanded cash. The witness told the aspiring thief that the safe wasn’t open yet. The gunman left. The failed bandit … More Info
  • NJ: Attempted Bank Robber at Wells Fargo Friday Suspected of Recent …
    1.28.18 – The SandPaper – On Friday, Jan. 26, shortly after 3 p.m., he apparently tried to hit the Wells Fargo Bank in the Stafford Square Plaza in Manahawkin. Stafford Township Police responded after the alarm was activated, but he had already fled. He had entered the bank wearing the same getup he had before, a gray hooded sweatshirt and black … More Info
  • NJ: Man who jumped from roof accused of burglary spree
    1.26.18 – Cherry Hill Courier Post – In those break-ins, police said, an intruder cut alarm systems, redirected cameras and disabled lighting, then targeted offices and safes. Investigators got a break on Dec. 24 when a man working late reported hearing footsteps on the roof of Laurel Hill Plaza. Officers responded … More Info
  • NJ: Multi-County Serial Burglary Suspect Arrested; Responsible For At …
    1.28.18 – South Jersey Observer – The suspect concealed himself wearing similar attire, had a similar physique and posture, would cut alarm wires and exterior audible devices, would redirect cameras and disable lighting and would always target offices and safes. Detectives then began looking back in time, scouring over previously reported burglaries of … More Info
  • NJ: POLICE: Attempted Bank Robbery at Wells Fargo on Friday by …
    1.27.18 – TAPinto.net – Stafford, NJ – On Friday, January 26, 2018 at 3:20 pm, the Stafford Township Police Department responded to a hold up alarm at the Wells Fargo Bank. The report stated that the subject matched the description of the bank robber from the Chase Bank robbery that occurred last week … More Info
  • NY: Bank burglar
    1.25.18 -Queens Chronicle – The cops are asking for the public’s help to identify a man who broke into a Dime Community Bank branch. Around 9:30 p.m. last Tuesday, police said, the man burglarized the location. He left without taking anything. About 30 minutes later, a 66-year-old woman who … More Info
  • NY: Would-be burglar sprays fire extinguisher at police
    1.22.18 – Albany Times Union – Hudson – A man who appeared to be extremely intoxicated tried to make his escape from police by spraying them with a fire extinguisher, according to police. Police were called at about 1:30 a.m. on Sunday to the CVS for a reported burglary. Police found the front door of the … More Info
  • OH: Loudonville Police Calls
    1.22.18 – Columbus Alive – 4:48 a.m. Police responded to an alarm drop at Dollar General. The building was checked and found to be secure.. … More Info
  • OK: Police: Catoosa restaurant burglary, arson an inside job
    1.28.18 – KTUL – According to Detective Courtney Bates with the Catoosa Police Department, Villarreal tried to melt open the restaurant safe with propane tanks and a torch. It was smoldering, which caused damage and set off the fire alarm. “I mean it was kind of a strange place for it to happen,” said customer James Bryant. “I don’t like to … More Info
  • PA: 2 men accused of breaking into businesses in Swatara Township
    1.26.18 – PennLive.com – Two men are facing charges after police say they broke into several businesses early Friday morning. Police in Swatara Township were dispatched at 3:15 a.m. to Burger King for a report of a burglar alarm. Officers arrived to find windows of the business smashed, and started to look for … More Info
  • PA: Montoursville Police list incidents for past week
    1.22.18 – NorthcentralPa.com – 1/15 – An Officer responded to a burglar alarm. It was determined to be a false alarm. 1/15 – An Officer responded to the report of smoke in a basement. The Officer alerted the neighbor in the half double to evacuate until the house could be made safe. … More Info
  • PA: Police logs 1-26
    1.26.18 – Clearfield Progress – Police responded to an activated alarm. Police were canceled as there was an employee on scene. … More Info
  • TN: Robbery suspect captured after five-day manhunt in Marion County …
    1.26.18 – Chattanooga Times Free Press – Then, on Monday, Halfacre and his alleged partner-in-crime, Timothy Howell, attempted to break into Andy’s Market in South Pittsburg and set off a burglar alarm, authorities said. The initial investigation led to a vehicle description that was issued to authorities in the area. A Whitwell officer spotted the vehicle at about 4 a.m. … More Info
  • TX: Multiple law enforcement agencies on scene of burglary, possibly …
    1.27.18 – inForney.com – Forney, Texas – Multiple law enforcement agencies are staged outside of a Forney gun store early Saturday morning after receiving an alarm signal and believing the burglary suspects remain holed up inside the building. At approximately 2 a.m., the Forney Police Department received an alarm call from CYA Guns and … More Info
  • TX: Suspect on the run after burglarizing barber shop, high speed chase …
    1.26.18 – CW39 – Houston – The Houston Police Department is searching for a suspect accused of robbing a barber shop and leading police on a high speed chase Thursday. Police responded to an alarm call around 2 a.m. to a barber shop. Police were told by the alarm company that they could see a man break the glass … More Info
  • TX: Suspected burglar caught on camera in Timberhill neighborhood
    1.23.18 -mySanAntonio.com – Gonzales has spent 33 years in law enforcement, with the majority of his time spent with the San Antonio Police Department before working for Leon Valley. He said taking any valuables out of the car is the best deterrent. “Every car burglar I’ve ever interviewed said they’d never go into a car unless something caught their … More Info
  • TX: Suspects arrested in Marfa Elementary School burglary
    1.25.18 – Bigbendnow – Police officer Gilbert Carrillo was on routine patrol at about 1am Saturday when he noticed what appeared to be smoke and the flashing lights of the fire alarm coming from the school building, Marquez said. The suspects had discharged some fire extinguishers, and the chemical fire retardant … More Info
  • WA: Burglar caught on camera stealing camera
    1.25.18 – Tri-City Herald – A Tri-City burglary suspect is in jail after he didn’t realize he was caught on camera stealing a camera. The Gary R. Stoda, 54, broke into a home on Wednesday and got away with a video camera worth more than $1,000. What he didn’t realize is he was being recorded on a home … More Info
  • WA: Thief breaks into Fire Captain’s home, steals sentimental knife
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