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1-8-18 NESA Monitor

Public Safety Updates

  • CA: City to Start Charging for False Home Alarm Responses
    1.6.18 – NBC 7 San Diego – Among the heap of new legislation in place in San Diego for 2018 is a law that will allow the city to charge residents for false home security alarm trips that result in a visit from emergency responders. The city says that the majority of home alarms that San Diego Police and Fire-Rescue department personnel respond to are … More Info
  • CT: Alarm system registration reminder
    1.5.18 – Trumbull Times – If you have an alarm system in your home, you are required to register your system with the Trumbull Police Department. Failure to register will result in a $100 fine plus a $50 fine for the false activation. If your alarm is registered, no fines are imposed until the third false alarm within a one-year time period. The Alarm …More Info

Industry News

  • Kastle Systems Acquires Urban Alarm; Expands Into Single-Family …
    1.3.18 – Security Sales & Integration – Founded in 2003, Urban Alarm’s clients include a mix of high-end, single-family residential homeowners, as well as commercial, institutional and property management organizations throughout the metro D.C. area. The company provides access control, video surveillance, remote video monitoring, guard patrol services, … More Info
  • Mark Ein’s been busy: Here’s an update on some of his current …
    1.4.18 – Washington Business Journal – About four years ago, serial investor and Kastle Systems owner Mark Ein was sitting in his office on Seventh Street NW when he was struck by the branding of the Urban Alarm truck parked outside. He picked up the phone and cold-called the owner, an unusual move that sparked a relationship and eventually led to his … More Info
  • Vivint to Pay ADT $10 Million to Settle Deceptive Sales Lawsuit
    1.4.18 – SDM- ADT settled its lawsuit against Vivint Inc. ADT alleged the Utah-based company used deceptive sales practices to mislead ADT customers into signing long-term contracts. More Info
  • New Smart-Home Devices Could Prevent Fires or at Least Save Lives
    1.5.18 – CEPro – Modern-day IoT devices might prevent fires like the recent Bronx apartment blaze, or at least mitigate the spread of flames and loss of life. Multiple life-saving home smart-home… More Info

Legislative News

Bill Text Description History
FLSB01432
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Introduced by Senate Ethics and Elections | Requiring certain condominium or cooperative associations to post certain signs or symbols on buildings revising provisions relating to evidence of condominium and cooperative association compliance with the fire and life safety code revising unit and common elements required to be retrofitted, etc.
Status: 1/2/2018 : Senate – Filed
History

State & National News

  • Time’s up: Maryland smoke alarm law phased in
    1.1.18 – WTOP – Washington – A smoke alarm law that has been phased in gradually over the past five years in Maryland takes full effect Jan. 1. … “Three out of every five residential fire fatalities (in the U.S.) that occur, occur in homes not protected by a working smoke alarm,” said Mark Brady, spokesman for the Prince George’s County … More Info
  • New state laws: Marijuana, big cats and an Obama holiday
    1.3.18 – The Hill – Tens of millions of Americans can now legally purchase and use marijuana for recreational purposes. Millions more will have to show their identification when they go to the polls. And former President Obama’s birthday will be officially recognized by his home state. More Info
  • SIA Succeeds in Getting Key Provision Added to Tax Reform Law
    1.3.18 – Security Sales & Integration – The sweeping tax bill, signed into law Dec. 22, permanently expands eligibility for deductions to fire protection, alarm and security systems, along with other equipment, placed in service in 2018 and beyond. “Since 2003, SIA has advocated in favor of federal tax code changes allowing businesses to fully expense the cost of … More Info
  • U.S. added 148,000 jobs in December, unemployment at 4.1 percent
    1.5.18 – The New York Times – The report offers a picture of how the economy fared in President Trump’s first year in office. The numbers will be revised at least twice in the next months. But the data suggests that things have been going quite well. More Info
  • Huge security flaws revealed — and tech companies can barely …
    1.6.18 – Washington Post – But this relatively soothing message comes against a backdrop of alarm within the technology industry, which has been stunned to discover that the microchips powering nearly every computer and smartphone have for years carried fundamental flaws that can be exploited by hackers and yet cannot be entirely fixed. More Info

Business Tips

  • The Pros and Cons of Hiring a Clone of Yourself
    1.5.18 – Entrepreneur – A healthy sense of your own strengths and weaknesses cautions against hiring your own Mini-Me. More Info
  • Founder Insights: How to Foster Collaboration on Your Team
    1.5.18 – Entrepreneur – Three entrepreneurs share their insights into getting your employees to work together and exceed expectations. More Info
  • Customer Service Skills: Using Emotional Intelligence To Make A Connection
    12.26.17 – Open Forum – Worried that you’re losing customers due to poor customer service skills? Promoting strong emotional intelligence skills may help keep that from happening. More Info
  • The best time of day — and year — to work most effectively
    1.4.18 – Wash Post – latest book, timing really is everything. What’s your “chronotype”? When’s the best time of day to do your hardest work? What does research say about giving good news or bad news first? More Info

Fire & EMS News

  • AL: Fire alarm saves woman
    1.3.18 – Atmore Advance – Working smoke alarms saved a woman from injury during an early morning fire on Dec. 29 at a residence, according to Atmore fire officials. Chief Ronald Peebles said the fire was contained to one room, and it caused heavy smoke damage throughout the house. Peebles said the cause of the fire was an … More Info
  • CA: False fire alarms at Kimpton hotel due to construction, kitchen
    1.5.18 – ABC10 – Construction around the building and an overly-sensitive alarm in the kitchen led to the string of false fire alarms at downtown Sacramento’s new Kimpton Sawyer Hotel, according to interviews with the hotel’s general manager and Sacramento fire marshal. In recent months, the Sacramento Fire Department has responded … More Info
  • CA: Kimpton Sawyer Hotel Fined Over Faulty Alarm System
    1.3.18 – CBS Sacramento – Dispatch records obtained by CBS13 show firefighters have responded nine times to the hotel for fire alarms. Each time 17 firefighters raced to the scene with lights and sirens to find there was no emergency, just a faulty alarm system. … More Info
  • CA: Smoking microwave prompts fire response at Valencia hotel
    1.2.18 – Santa Clarita Valley Signal – Firefighters from two Los Angeles County Fire Department battalions responded to a fire alarm at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Valencia at 1:26 a.m., until the alarm company cancelled the call, Fire Department Supervisor Melanie Flores told The Signal Monday. It wasn’t until firefighters received a … More Info
  • CO: Woman arrested after pulling fire alarm near 16th Street Mall
    1.3.18 – FOX31 Denver – A woman was taken into custody after police and Denver Fire responded to an apartment complex where someone pulled the fire alarm, Denver police said. Police said they arrived to the area and found a woman brandishing a weapon. However, police … More Info
  • CT: Norwich fire marshall investigating small fire at storage facility
    1.6.18 – Norwich Bulletin – Norwich- Norwich officials are investigating after a call to a fire alarm at a storage facility on Thursday night. According to a statement from Norwich Firefighters Local 892, crews responded to Norwich Self Storage. After entering the facility, officials said they smelled something burning and located … More Info
  • CT: Officials investigate cause of small fire at Norwich Self Storage
    1.5.18 – theday.com – Norwich – Inspectors are looking into who or what left paper smoldering inside a building at the Norwich Self Storage Thursday evening. According to Battalion Chief Keith Wucik, firefighters responded to the complex just before 6 p.m. because a fire alarm had activated. On arrival … More Info
  • FL: Water damage to extend break for Jacksonville schools
    1.3.18 – Anniston Star – K-12 students in Jacksonville will see their holiday extended by an extra couple of days, according to a Tuesday announcement by the school system. A fire alarm at the city’s elementary school went off Tuesday around 1:45 p.m, and sprinklers drenched the music room and the fourth- and fifth-grade areas. A Jacksonville … More Info
  • KS: Low water pressure causes Statehouse evacuation
    1.7.18 – WIBW – Low water pressure caused a fire alarm in the Kansas Statehouse Saturday afternoon. Kansas Highway Patrol says water pressure in the sprinkler system wasn’t adequate. It set off an alarm that the fire system was not at operating condition. Just before 4:00 p.m., KHP evacuated everyone from the building. More Info
  • KY: Jan 4 police/fire reports
    1.4.18 – Winchester Sun – At 1:16 p.m. Friday, firefighters responded to an alarm sounding at Fountain Circle Health and Rehabilitation – At 12:18 a.m. Saturday, firefighters responded to an injury accident – At 1:47 p.m. Saturday, firefighters responded to a chimney fire. More Info
  • LA: After heater sparks Marrero fire, officials offer cold snap safety tips
    1.3.18 – NOLA.com – Marion Fischer, 88, told Fox 8 News she woke to the sound of her fire alarm and spotted flames in her bathroom. “It appears it started in the bathroom, in the heater/venter combo built in the ceiling,” Wilson said. Fisher told fire investigators that she had gotten up during the night and turned on the heater but she forgot to shut … More Info
  • MA: Belmont Fire Log, Dec. 15-28
    1.6.18 – Wicked Local Belmont – 3:41 p.m.: Food left on an unattended stove cause a fire alarm activation. 5:38 p.m.: A gas heating appliance created elevated carbon monoxide levels in a home. National Grid responded. The owner made plans to contact a plumber in the morning. 6:31 p.m.: Fire personnel responded to a … More Info
  • MN: Lonsdale police report Dec. 24-30
    1.6.18 – Southernminn.com – Responded to a burglary. Incident under investigation. • Responded to a fire alarm. No one home at time of alarm. No fire or smoke detected, possible bad detector. Dec. 26. • Responded to an alarm at Mackenthune’s.  Alarm set off by delivery person, false alarm. More Info
  • MN: Sprinkler system saves Sola Salon in Rochester
    1.3.18 – KIMT 3 – Firefighters responded to Sola Salon just before 6:00 p.m. Monday night for an automatic fire alarm. When they arrived, crews had a hard time finding the source of the fire because a sprinkler system had already put it out. Austin Lucas, the owner of the salon, said the fire started in just one of the studios … More Info
  • NY: Unconscious woman pulled from Camelot Square Apartments fire
    1.7.18 – MPNnow.com – Canandaigua firefighters responded to an automatic alarm at the apartment complex off North Main Street at about 1 p.m., according to Fire Chief Frank Magnera. Troy Bradley, a nearby resident of the complex, said his son heard the fire trucks arrive. “My girlfriend goes, ‘There’s smoke pouring out of the building across the … More Info
  • OK: Smoke alarm alerts OKC homeowner of bedroom fire
    1.6.18 – kfor.com – Oklahoma City – The Oklahoma City Fire Department says thanks to a smoke alarm, a homeowner was alerted of a fire in a rear bedroom of his home. Fire crews were called Friday around 8:10 p.m. for a house fire. When they arrived, crews discovered light smoke showing from the … More Info
  • SC: Family of 3 escapes burning home; two jump from second floor roof
    1.2.18 – WSAZ-TV – It all played out like this: A working smoke alarm goes off just after 4 Monday morning. A man inside that home and goes downstairs to see what’s happening. The fire moves so quickly, he can’t get back upstairs and has to get out. A woman and child still upstairs have to jump from the roof … More Info
  • WI: Fire victim credits Stoughton Police rescue
    1.4.18 – WKOW – Martin tells 27 News a smoke alarm alerted his girlfriend to trouble in their second story unit mid-afternoon, but he discovered suffocating smoke when Martin opened the apartment door to try to leave. Martin says they acted quickly, taking out a bedroom window screen and calling 911. “She kept asking us a bunch of … More Info
  • WI: Frozen pipes damaged State Street businesses; second such …
    1.3.18 – Madison.com – The flood damage was reported by an automatic waterflow alarm at about 1:50 p.m. Monday. “Upon arrival, firefighters immediately noticed significant amounts of water coming through a ceiling light in the entryway to the first floor,” said fire department spokeswoman Cynthia Schuster. Takara is permanently closed and … More Info

Crime News

  • AR: Clerk Shoots Suspect in LR Store Robbery
    1.4.18 – KARK – Police say the manager had pushed the silent alarm during the robbery, but later discovered it was not connected. A customer handed the manager the rifle that the female suspect had dropped in the parking lot and he also found the pink bag as well. Police say that on Jan. 3, two days after the incident, a woman claiming to … More Info
  • AR: Suspects accused in multiple Saline Co. burglaries arrested
    1.3.18 – KATV – 19, Benton police responded to a business alarm at Longhills Wine and Spirits. Officers found the front door was broken and the business was burglarized. Benton authorities began working with Bryant police since they had reported a similar burglary at Luigi’s Pizza. Bryant police later located two … More Info
  • AZ: Three suspects broke into local pharmacy, stole more than $1000 …
    1.3.18 – KGUN – “When they came back in an attempt to disarm our alarm they took a crowbar and smashed the phone system and part of the alarm sirens and trying to silence the alarms.” According to security camera video the suspects were in the pharmacy for about three minutes. Reed-Kane says they didn’t access patient records or … More Info
  • CA: 2 commercial burglary suspects arrested after pursuit in Apple Valley
    1.7.18 – VVNG.com – Apple Valley, Calif. – Matthew Forsberg, 36, of Victorville and Aron Wood, 33 of Hesperia were arrested in connection with two commercial burglaries, officials said. On January 3, 2018, at 9:48 pm, deputies were dispatched to a burglary alarm at the Spirit River Café … More Info
  • CA: Burglary string targets businesses struggling from the Thomas Fire
    1.6.18 – KEYT – Santa Barbara, Calif. – Popular local hangouts in the Funk Zone, already struggling and taking a hit from the Thomas Fire – are left reeling after a string of burglaries. Now, police say they may have the culprit behind bars. On Tuesday, police arrested a man after an alarm call at … More Info
  • CA: DUI drivers slam into eye office 3 times in 30+ years
    1.5.18 – Manteca Bulletin – Stellhorn shared how he got a call from the alarm company and switched to his remote video. Initially he didn’t see anything amiss until he saw a Manteca Police officer walking across his waiting room. The driver, who fled the scene and was later arrested at the Waffle Shop on North Main Street, was charged with driving … More Info
  • CA: Man Arrested for Burglarizing Dargan’s and Oreana
    1.3.18 – Santa Barbara Edhat – On January 2, 2018, at 0436 hours, Santa Barbara Police Officers responded to an alarm call at Dargan’s Irish Pub. Brian Christopher Schotz, age 43, was detained by officers while attempting to leave the area. Schotz, who was already on probation for a prior burglary, matched the description of the … More Info
  • CA: Man, woman shot in ‘quiet’ northeast Fresno neighborhood
    1.6.18 – Fresno Bee – Two people were found shot Friday night after police responded to a panic alarm at a north Fresno home. A man and a woman, both in their 30s, were shot several times in the upper torso, Sgt. Rudy Tafoya said, and were hospitalized in serious condition. The alarm went off at the home … More Info
  • CA: Oxnard man arrested after alarm set off at elementary school
    1.3.18 – Ventura County Star – Police arrested a man Friday night after responding to an alarm. Police received a report of an alarm at 7:46 p.m. Officers said they found Gerardo Mares, 48, of Oxnard, apparently jumping the fence at the school and detained him. After investigating … More Info
  • CA: Thieves steal several laptops from Visalia Rape Crisis Center on …
    1.3.18 – KFSN-TV – She says this is the first break in and loss of property, and that the suspect, or suspects, came in through a window, which set off their alarm system. “It seems like maybe folks just came in as fast as they could and grabbed what they could before law enforcement had a chance to respond to the alarm,” Meader said. More Info
  • FL: Burglars tear down walls to break into West Marine in Jacksonville
    1.5.18 – ActionNewsJax.com – “What strikes me about this is that they methodically took their time and tunneled through several walls to get to this place,” Action News Jax crime and safety expert Ken Jefferson said. Inside the building, we saw tunnels carved into the Sheetrock. JSO said the burglars also cut power to the alarm system. We asked West … More Info
  • GA: Crime Scene, Jan. 6
    1.6.18 – Brunswick News – A patrol officer heard a burglary alarm going off at a pawn shop. The officer “discovered that a brick had been thrown through the upper part of a window,” the report said. Police called the owner, who covered the hole with plywood. Theft…. More Info
  • IA: East Moline man arrested at West Liberty car wash, faces burglary …
    1.5.18 – WQAD.com – West Liberty, Iowa — An East Moline man faces burglary-related charges after police were called to a car wash. According to a statement from West Liberty Police Chief Kary Kinmonth, police were called to an alarm call at Crystal Corner Car Wash around 5:20 a.m. Friday, January 5th. An officer who was just three … More Info
  • IL: Elmhurst police blotter: Attempted burglary at three homes in one night
    1.6.18 – Chicago Tribune – Police responding to a burglar alarm at 7:52 p.m. Jan. 3 found pry marks on the service door of the detached garage and fresh snow on the garage floor, but nothing appeared to be missing. An investigation revealed that two homes … More Info
  • IL: Elmhurst police respond to burglaries in north Elmhurst
    1.5.18 – Suburban Life Publications – Elmhurst – Elmhurst police are investigating several residential burglaries that reportedly occurred between 7:45 and 8:45 p.m. Jan. 3. Police responded the evening of Jan. 3 to a residential burglar alarm, according to an Elmhurst Police Department news … More Info
  • IN: Alleged shoplifter pepper sprays store employee
    1.4.18 – KTRK-TV – Newly released surveillance video shows an alleged shoplifter pepper spraying an employee at a JCPenney in Indiana. The employee told police that when she got off the elevator, she saw three women putting clothes in a black bag. The alarm went off when one of them walked toward the door. Police say two of the … More Info
  • IN: Surveillance cameras catch man breaking into vehicles in Plainfield
    1.6.18 – WRTV Indianapolis – My truck has an alarm system and it just so happened that the battery got zapped by the cold and when he did this the battery was dead and the alarm system didn’t go off,” said Younghouse. In addition to the 13 surveillance cameras at his home, Younghouse recently added lights to illuminate his property. Neighbors say … More Info
  • LA: 3 suspects arrested for simple burglary in Natchitoches Parish
    1.5.18 – KALB News – Deputies and store management began reviewing security tape learning the suspects were targeting and attempting to steal firearms, but were frightened at the sound of the alarm and fled the store leaving the area on the back side of the business and then traveled west according to Chief Investigator Greg … More Info
  • MA: Massachusetts man arrested after setting off his own burglar alarm a …
    1.3.18 – wwlp.com -Taunton, Mass. (WPRI) – A Taunton man is facing charges after police say he deliberately set off his burglar alarm a dozen times within two hours on Dec. 30. According to the incident report obtained by Eyewitness News, the alarm company stated they contacted Edward Adams and said he seemed “disoriented” and … More Info
  • MA: Mattapoisett police log, Dec. 24-30
    1.5.18 – Wicked Local Rochester – 12:11 a.m.: A burglar alarm was reported. 7:11 p.m.: A burglar alarm was reported on… More Info
  • MA: Mattapoisett Police Log, Dec. 24-30
    1.6.18 – Wicked Local Marion- 6:42 a.m.: A fire alarm was reported on Main Street. 9:47 a.m.: A burglar alarm was reported on Marina Drive. 10:21 a.m.: A burglar alarm was reported. 10:41 a.m.: A burglar alarm was reported. 4:44 p.m.: A burglar alarm was reported. 10:59 p.m.: A suspicious motor … More Info
  • MI: Footprints lead AAPD to home invasion suspect
    1.3.18 – The Michigan Daily – According to WXYZ Detroit, Goldwyn and his wife heard a noise in their home followed by the sounding of their home security alarm. The couple discovered a man walking from their house and the suspect’s footprints left in the snow leading to their living room window. Detective Lt. Matthew Lige of the Ann Arbor Police … More Info
  • MI: Jackson County Sheriff: Deputies called to rollover, animal complaints
    1.7.18 – MLive.com – 7:06 a.m., Deputy Truchan responded to an alarm. 7:38 a.m., Deputy Caroffino responded … More Info
  • MI: Police: Man caught in tub, suspected of 5 home invasions
    1.2.18 – The Detroit News – And the timing of the break-ins, during winter break, fits the pattern of home invasions in Ann Arbor, which tend to spike when students are out of town, said Lt. Matthew Lige, an Ann Arbor Police Department spokesman. The 911 caller told police he woke up to find his home alarm going off, and when he went to go check he … More Info
  • MO: Sheriff’s report: Dec. 25-31, 2017
    1.4.18 – Ozark County Times – 5:34 p.m. – ADT residential panic alarm on Buckhorn Ranch Road. OCSD responded. Gate was locked. Officer walked to make contact with owner, who confirmed his girlfriend had accidentally set off the alarm while feeding the horses. 6:32 p.m. – Caller said an eastbound tractor-trailer is riding the middle line of Highway … More Info
  • NC: Break-ins reported at school, business
    1.3.18 – Greenville Daily Reflector – Break-ins at a school and business are under investigation by the Greenville Police Department. Police said they received an alarm call at Wellcome Middle School at 11:42 p.m. Monday. Officers confirmed that a break-in had occurred, however no items were taken from the school. Police said they have a suspect, … More Info
  • NC: Search on for thieves who targeted Raleigh homes over holiday …
    1.2.18 – WTVD-TV – The Smelik family was out of town to ring in 2018, but rushed home when a neighbor called Sunday morning, telling them their home had been broken into and police were on the way. Andy Smelik said thieves popped off the cover to their electrical box and tried cutting the wire to their security alarm; they clipped the cable … More Info
  • NC: Suspect Arrested For PNC Bank Break-In
    1.2.18 – Goldsboro Daily News – The Goldsboro Police Department reports a suspect is arrested for an overnight bank break-in. Around 2:30 AM Tuesday morning, the GPD responded to an alarm at the PNC Bank. Officers found signs of forced entry into the bank, and a security firm confirmed the suspect was still in the … More Info
  • NC: University Parkway business robbed at gunpoint
    1.7.18 – Winston-Salem Journal – A panic alarm was activated during an armed robbery Friday night after two men robbed a business at gunpoint, according to the Winston-Salem Police Department. Police responded to the Lucky Strike Sweepstakes at 10:20 p.m. on a “panic duress alarm.” They were …More Info
  • NJ: Man arrested in Cinnaminson break-ins
    1.1.18 – Cherry Hill Courier Post – Both burglaries occurred in the area of while the victims weren’t home, police said. Ruiz drove around the neighborhood in a pickup truck looking for unoccupied houses and then got inside by kicking in the front doors, police said. Police said a burglar alarm alerted them to the crimes … More Info
  • NJ: Nutley: Police blotter, Jan. 2
    1.3.18 – NorthJersey.com – 26, police responded to a office, where a burglar alarm had activated, which turned out to be a false alarm, according to authorities. Police documented that the alarm had falsely activated several times during the past month, utilizing emergency resources unnecessarily. The owner was issued a warning …More Info
  • NJ: Woman Accused Of Robbing Pine Beach Bank Still At Large
    1.7.18 – Patch.com – Police said an elderly Hispanic woman approached a teller shortly after 3 p.m. on Friday afternoon. She handed the teller a note demanding $3,000 in cash, told the teller she had a gun and not to press the alarm button, Pine Beach police said. No weapon was shown during the incident and no one was injured, police said. More Info
  • OH: Burglary reported at Quincy business overnight
    1.5.18 – Bellefontaine Examiner – Deputies of the Logan County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched at 2:28 a.m. this morning to the Quincy Handy Mart on a report of an alarm. When they arrived several minutes later, deputies observed the glass to the front door to the business had been shattered and a sledgehammer was found on a … More Info
  • OH: Conneaut police
    1.3.18 – The Star Beacon – A burglar alarm that sounded at 11:54 a.m. Friday was investigated by police. More Info
  • OH: Man accused of breaking into Springfield church
    1.3.18 – Springfield News Sun – Police were called to the Victory Faith Center back in September in response to a security alarm. When they arrived a witness said he had discovered a window broken out on the east side of the building. Officers collected broken glass from inside the church, which had footprints and … More Info
  • OK: Bumbling Burglar Abandons Booze During Break-In At Midtown Bar
    1.5.18 – news9.com KWTV – It happened in the early-morning hours on Dec. 29 at Fassler Hall. An officer was called to the business after 4 a.m. when an alarm was tripped. According to the report, the officer arrived and saw the suspect putting liquor bottles into a backpack. More Info
  • RI: WPD: Attempted Break-In at Bald Hill Road Office
    1.1.18 – Warwick Post – Warwick, RI – Warwick Officer Walter Larsen was called to Advance America. Dec. 14, 2:46 p.m., for a report of an attempted burglary. When Larson arrived at the location, he saw the south side rear door of the building had marks in the stucco to the right hand side, according to the officer’s report. More Info
  • TN: Dyersburg police find homeless man in bathroom of damaged …
    1.3.18 – KFVS – Dyersburg, TN – Police in Dyersburg found a man hiding in the bathroom of a damaged business on Saturday, December 3. It happened shortly before 4:30 a.m. when Dyersburg Police officers responded to an alarm call at the Bus Stop. When they arrived, officers found a glass … More Info
  • TN: Suspect arrested for burglary of downtown restaurant
    1.3.18 – State Gazette – On Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017 shortly before 4:30 a.m., Dyersburg Police officers responded to an alarm call at the Bus Stop. Upon arrival officers found a glass door to the business had been damaged so an employee was called to the scene to assist officers in checking the business. Once inside … More Info
  • TX: Bryan man charged in connection to October restaurant burglary
    1.4.18 – Bryan-College Station Eagle – According to Bryan police, an officer was patrolling Downtown Bryan around 10 p.m. Oct. 29 when he heard an alarm coming from a restaurant. The officer investigated and found a glass door had been smashed and the cash register was taken. Police later found the cash registered in … More Info
  • TX: Man accused of robbing store at knifepoint
    1.7.18 – Times Record News – According to a probable cause affidavit: Around 10:08 p.m. on Dec. 29, Wichita Falls police responded to a burglar alarm at the Dollar Saver Convenience Store. Dispatch also notified the responding officers that a caller said the store was just robbed. Officers arrived on scene and spoke with two employees, … More Info
  • TX: Man found hanging at Bell County Jail
    1.4.18 – Temple Daily Telegram – A burglary alarm went off at about 4:46 p.m. and said someone was inside the business. Officers smelled something burning and noticed someone tried to burn through the plexiglass door. Two separate holes were made in the plexiglass. A pry bar under the front door mat was used to force open the door, … More Info
  • VT: Burglars strike at Berlin bowling alley
    1.4.18 – WPTZ – “Hopefully they are deterred before they even get passed the breaking of the door at this point, but should they, then we will have a much more elaborate security system and alarm system,” Bramlitt said. Police are still investigating more car break-ins and looking for other people who helped break into the bowling alley. More Info
  • WA: Arrests made after someone shot up a school on New Year’s Eve
    1.5.18 – The Daily Herald – Security footage suggested the shots were fired from an inner courtyard between 11:55 p.m. New Year’s Eve and 12:20 a.m. on New Year’s Day, when people would have been lighting off fireworks, Marysville police Cmdr. Mark Thomas said. A neighbor heard an alarm going off around 1 a.m. at the school … More Info
  • WA: Blaine Police Department reports: December 28-January 2
    1.4.18 – Blaine Northern Light – December 28, 3:01 p.m.: Officers were dispatched for a silent panic alarm activation. Officers contacted the store employee and determined the button was pressed by accident. Officers checked the building, determined it was secure, and cleared with no further incident. A false alarm notification … More Info

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