11-11-13 NESA Monitor

NationalMonitor

November 11, 2013

 Association Events

  • 11.13.13 – MDBFAA FARA Joint Meeting-
    You are invited to the FARA Mid-Atlantic/MDBFAA Joint Meeting! Planned discussions include changes to the MD state licensing process, new technology, ways to solve common problems, bank alarm issues, and updates to local jurisdictions. Get more informationRegister Now!
  • 11.14.13 – HGCAA CEU Meeting
    Harris County Fire Marshall’s Office More Info
  • 11.21.13 – NTAA Meeting – Health Care Reform – Obamacare – The Affordable Care Act.  Monica Pinon Assistant General Counsel – Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Monica will explain the Affordable Care Act and how it affects individuals and small businesses. More Info
  • 12.6.13 – NTAA Christmas Party 
    December 6th, 6-10pm REGISTER

Door to Door Sales

  • Knock! Knock! Solar company wins converts going door to door
    11.8.12 – WTAQ – Formerly known as AFX Alarm Systems, the Provo, Utah company started selling alarm systems door-to-door in 1999. Founder Todd Pedersen said knocking on … More Info

Public Safety Updates

  • AZ: Prescott Valley council to consider false alarm ordinance
    11.6.13 – Prescott Daily Courier – Council members have conducted two meetings in open session with Interim Police Chief James Edelstein to discuss a remedy to false alarms, which cost the … More Info
  • AZ: PV advances false-alarm ordinance
    11.9.13 – Prescott Daily Courier – Prescott Valley – Businesses and residents will face stiffer fines for repeated false alarms under an ordinance that the Town Council unanimously … More Info
  • CA: Pleasant Hill council approves gun store regulations
    11.5.13 – Contra Costa Times – Dealers will also have to install an alarm system and surveillance cameras. Existing firearms dealers will be exempt from the new location restrictions, but they … More Info
  • NC: Chapel Hill, NC to require permits for alarms
    11.4.13 – SecurityInfoWatch – Oct. 31- Chapel Hill – The town will require business and property owners next year to register and get a town permit for their fire and burglar alarms. More Info
  • NJ: Success for program aimed at false alarms in Middle Township
    11.7.13 – Shore News Today – Middle Township – Township police officers have been responding to fewer false burglary alarm calls since a new program was implemented in 2010. More Info
  • OR: Police chief OKs alarm seller
    11.7.13 – East Oregonian – Hermiston – Hermiston Police Chief Jason Edmiston announced Wednesday he will approve a solicitor’s license for a person to sell home security alarm … More Info
  • WI: Stateline Area News in Brief
    11.6.13 – Beloit Daily News – About $5,000 worth of damage was done to a Beloit ambulance when it hit a deer while responding to a fire alarm call. More Info

Industry News

  • CA: Valley Alarm Companies Give Fresno P.D. A New Look
    11.4.13 – KMPH – KFRE Central San Joaquin Valley – A Fresno alarm company owner pitches in to keep vandals from causing problems for Fresno Police.  Mike Matson and his competitors will soon install surveillance cameras at all four Fresno Police substations. More Info
  • EH Publishing Acquires Security Sales & Integration, Campus Safety from Bobit
    11.5.13 – CEPro – Leading security trade publications Security Sales & Integration and Campus Safety have been acquired by EH Publishing from Bobit Business Media, joining such leading brands as CE Pro, Commercial Integrator and Worship Facilities Expo. More Info
  • Getting ‘fence sitters’ to commit to security
    11.1.13 – Security Systems News – Dallas – A new study from Parks Associates says a new value equation with smart home features draws customers. Nearly 10 percent of the nation’s homeowners with broadband at home—about 5 million households – considered purchasing a home security system over the past year but didn’t acquire one, according to a new report from Parks Associates, a market research firm based here. More Info
  • Global fire protection systems market predicted to reach $66.56 billion in 2018
    11.5.13 – Security Systems News – Dallas – MarketsandMarkets forecasts world market will grow more than 91 percent in five years; North America currently has largest share. The global fire protection systems market—products and services—will climb from $34.7 billion currently to $66.56 billion by 2018, according to a new report from MarketsandMarkets. More Info
  • Oplink enters home security market with DIY alarm system
    10.31.13 – Security Info Watch – Company to offer a variety of system kits to meet customer needs… More Info
  • More People Turning To Security Cameras In Their Homes
    11.4.13 – WBNS-10TV Columbus – Surveillance cameras are showing up in homes more often and offering increased home security. More Info
  • Dynamark hires Groff, seeks ‘nationwide footprint’
    Security Systems News – Hagerstown, Md. – Dynamark has hired Hank Groff, former director of the dealer program at Guardian Protection Services, to spearhead Dynamark’s new partner program. Groff says the program will quickly establish the company as more than a regional player. More Info
  • Security, Home Automation Companies Top 2 in U.S. Job Creation
    11.8.13 – Security Sales & Integration – Security, automation and remote monitoring are hot categories today, in both the residential and commercial sectors. That’s why Universal Services of America in Santa Ana, Calif., and Vivint in Provo, Utah, ranked No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, in Inc. magazine’s Hire Power Awards, honoring the biggest U.S. job creators over the past 18 months… More Info

Legislative News

None this week

State Trends

  • State of Texas sues over EEOC guidelines on hiring felons
    11.4.13 – New York Business Journal – Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott filed suit on Monday against the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, saying its hiring guidelines limit employers from excluding convicted felons from employment. Those employers include the State of Texas, Abbott said in his lawsuit. At issue, Abbott said is that Texas law allows certain state agencies to prohibit the hiring of convicted felons to ensure… More Info

National News

  • Election 2013 roundup: Who won and who lost
    11.6.13 – Associated Press – Taken together, the results in individual states and cities yielded no broad judgments on how the American public feels about today’s two biggest national political debates — government spending and health care — which are more likely to shape next fall’s midterm elections. Even so, Tuesday’s voting had local impact, and it mattered in ways big and small. Check out NCSL’s research on this topic. More Info
  • With review of FCC, new chief sets path for U.S. telecom agency
    11.6.13 – Reuters via Yahoo! News – Washington (Reuters) – A fresh era started at the Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday with a 30-minute speech to staff by the agency’s new chief, who promised a more current and more nimble regulatory body. I hope we won’t shy away from a similar approach,” FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said in his first public comments since sworn into office a day earlier. The new … More Info
  • U.S. economy grew at 2.8% rate over summer
    11.7.13 – Washington Post – The U.S. economy expanded at a 2.8 percent annual rate from July through September, a surprising sign of strength ahead of the 16-day partial government shutdown. Exports rose, businesses stocked up, home construction increased and state and local governments spent at the fastest pace in four years. The Commerce Department says growth increased from a 2.5 percent annual rate in the April-June period to the fastest pace in a year. More Info
  • U.S. economy added 204,000 jobs in October; unemployment rate at 7.3 percent
    11.8.3 – Washington Post – The U.S. economy added 204,000 jobs in October, according to a Labor Department report released Friday morning. The nation’s unemployment rate was at 7.3 percent. Analysts expected the report to show that the country had added 120,000 jobs last month, and that the unemployment rate ticked up to 7.3 percent. More Info

Business Tips

  • The culture is only as good as the leader
    11.4.13 – CEO.com – A company’s culture is palpable from the moment you step through the front door. There’s a misconception that employees create a company’s culture. But peel back the layers and you’ll discover that a company’s culture grows, in many ways, from the top down. More Info
  • 8 ways to spot great leadership
    10.24.13 – Forbes – If you ever wonder why we’re in a crisis of leadership all you have to do is to watch and listen to those in positions of leadership. While there are clearly many aspects of leadership that must work together in harmony in order for leaders to be effective, everything breaks down when leaders don’t understand how to engage effectively. More Info
  • How Employees Waste Their Time at Work
    10.30.13 – Baseline – If you’re worried about the time you waste on meetings, email and non-work-related tasks, you may want to become more productive by logging the hours you spend on valuable versus trivial jobs. More Info
  • The State of Video Conferencing: 10 Key Data Points
    11.4.13 – Eweek – Much of the video conferencing focus has shifted from shared, room-based systems to video-capable personal systems connected over wired, WiFi and cellular networks. Here, we offer facts and figures about the current state of the video conferencing market that will help in selecting a conferencing solution. More Info
  • 5 Steps to a Millennial-Friendly Workplace
    11.4.13 – Inc.com – It’s OK to be hip and even a tad edgy. Just know the kegerator and bean bags aren’t doing you any favors. When Facebook or Google need an office upgrade, they turn to Bernard Brucha. He knows what millennials want and how to create a space that feels open and modern. “In the tech industry, companies are listening a lot more to the needs of their employees,” he says. “Before, it was the notio …More Info
  • 12 Ways to Stand Out at Work
    11.5.13 – Baseline – The ability to demonstrate personal initiative remains the common theme for winning recognition in your career: You can’t just say you’re a self-starter; you have to prove it. More Info
  • Retention Issues Loom for CIOs
    11.6.13 – CIO Insight – CIOs can’t get complacent about keeping IT staff. Here are seven ways you can help ensure your top tech talent stays on board. More Info
  • How to Lead Like Machiavelli
    11.5.13 – CIO Insight – Many of Machiavelli’s principles offer valuable guidance for CIOs, especially when it comes to making allies in the workplace, wielding managerial power and taking calculated risks. More Info

Fire News

  • IA: Clarksville officials say loosing convenience store is significant
    11.6.13 – KWWL Iowa – Casey’s manager Jolynn Sinram says when she got the phone call from the alarm company she wasn’t expecting smoke to be coming from her store. More Info
  • IA: Smoke alarm warns residents
    11.6.13 – Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier – Waterloo – A couple escaped a house fire Tuesday night after their smoke alarms woke them. More Info
  • KS: Smoke alarm helps save lives during Friday fire
    11.6.13 – Miami County Republic – A smoke alarm helped save multiple lives after a home caught fire early Friday morning in Paola. Paola Fire Chief Andy Martin said firefighters were notified at … More Info
  • ON: Fire alarm sounds at Hamilton High during voting
    11.6.13 – The Hamilton Journal News – A fog machine in the Hamilton High School drama department was the apparent cause of a fire alarm tonight just as voting was beginning to wind down. More Info
  • ON: Kingston Fire & Rescue Test 2373 Smoke Alarms
    11.8.12 – Kingston Herald – Over the summer, Kingston Fire & Rescue tested 2,373 residential smoke alarms as part of its “Wake Up Kingston” fire safety campaign aimed at promoting … More Info
  • ON: Windsor gaming store target of well-planned robbery
    11.6.13 – CTV News – “This is where they entered…they smashed a hole through the concrete block, they made their way inside, they smashed the alarm system, and then they … More Info
  • PE: Smoke alarm saves woman’s life
    11.4.13 – The Guardian – A working smoke alarm saved an Inkerman Road woman’s life early Sunday morning. The woman was awakened by a ringing smoke alarm and managed to escape through a bedroom window of her mobile home. The Crapaud Fire Department, with assistance from Kinkora, responded to the call at 5:15 … More Info
  • RI: Electrical problem to blame for ATM fire in Little Compton, R.I.
    11.5.13 – Fall River Herald News – Smoke poured out of an automated teller machine maintained by the Bank of America on Monday at 10:50 a.m. No money was lost and no one was injured in the mishap, fire Chief Richard Petrin said. More Info
  • TX: AVFD responds to Walmart fire alarm
    11.6.13 – The Tribune – Firefighters responded to the Walmart in Atascocita after an automatic fire alarm sounded at the 6626 FM 1960 location, according to the Atascocita Volunteer … More Info
  • TX: Fire Marshal seeks suspect in 3-alarm fire
    11.6.13 – Your Houston News – The Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office is asking the public’s help with any information regarding an Oct. 25, three‐alarm apartment fire … More Info
  • TX: Shed catches fire at elementary school in north Houston
    11.8.12 – KHOU – Crews could smell smoke after an alarm called them to the school after 4:30 a.m. It was determined a shed next to the school had caught … More Info
  • WI: False alarm: Apartment evacuated for Halloween smoke machine
    11.4.13 – Journal Times – Racine – An apartment building was evacuated late Saturday night for a report of smoke that turned out to be caused by … More Info

Crime News

  • AL: Birmingham doctor’s office burglarized 3 times in a week
    11.8.12 – MyFoxAL – Her office also has an alarm but the thieves were able to get in and out without being caught. If you have any information about this case, you are asked to call … More Info
  • AL: Police: Alarm Call Leads to Arrest of Tuscumbia Burglars
    11.8.12 – whnt.com – Tuscumbia, Ala, (WHNT) – The Tuscumbia Police Department has had a mystery in their hands. Seven residential burglaries have plagued the northern part of … More Info
  • AR: Thieves Cut Off Power to Get into Homes
    11.4.13 – FOX 16 Little Rock – Hillcrest neighbors are experiencing burglaries, as thieves cut off power to disarm the alert systems. More Info
  • CA: Burglar arrested after tripping panic alarm
    11.6.13 – Victorville Daily Press – Adelanto – An Adelanto man was arrested on suspicion of burglary after breaking into a home and setting off a panic alarm on Sunday, according to a sheriff’s … More Info
  • CA: Burglary leaves Dept. of Fish and Wildlife seeking culprits
    11.5.13 – KRCR TV Redding – The California Department of Fish and Wildlife office was burglarized early Friday morning. More Info
  • CA: Grant Hill pot dispensary closed after burglary
    11.8.12 – U-T San Diego – A regional Narcotics Task Force seized large amounts of marijuana after the break-in. More Info
  • CA: Home Invasion Robbers Terrorize South Pasadena Woman, Steal $40K In Jewelry
    11.10.13 – CBS 2 Los Angeles – Officials say a South Pasadena woman was terrorized in her residence by two home invasion robbers who made off with more than $40,000 worth of cash and jewelry. More Info
  • CA: Robber forces KFC employees into freezer
    11.7.13 – U-T San Diego – The thief told the manager to empty the registers at the Imperial Beach business. More Info
  • CA: Two Arrested After Break-In At Medical Pot Dispensary
    11.8.12 – U-T San Diego – The burglary alarm sounded about 5 a.m. at the marijuana dispensary on Imperial Avenue at 26th Street, police said. Officers found a side window at the … More Info
  • CA: Vallejo liquor store burglarized
    11.10.13 – Vallejo Times-Herald – A liquor store on Sonoma Boulevard was burglarized Saturday morning, Vallejo police said. More Info
  • CT: Man with BB gun asks Wal-Mart if it will trip alarm, gets arrested
    11.7.13 – Waterbury Republican American – Bristol police said employees notified police that Perez was asking questions about the store’s alarm system and whether the store had metal detectors and if it … More Info
  • CT: New clue in restaurant break-ins
    11.7.13 – WTNH-TV New Haven – Police say there may be closing in on a lead surrounding a series of shoreline restaurant break-ins. More Info
  • CT: New clue in restaurant break-ins
    11.8.12 – WTNH-TV New Haven – Police say there may be closing in on a lead surrounding a series of shoreline restaurant break-ins. More Info
  • CT: New clue in series of restaurant break-ins
    11.7.13 – WTNH – “It’s a loud blaring alarm that goes off in the entire building and it sends a direct message to … We’re getting an alarm and eight new cameras,” said Torregrossa. More Info
  • FL: Burglars hit DeLand Boost Mobile again
    11.4.13 – Daytona Beach News-Journal – DeLand police are looking for suspects in the second burglary of a Boost Mobile store in 12 days. More Info
  • FL: Subway burglar caught on surveillance
    11.6.13 – NBC 2 Fort Myers – Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying a burglar who swiped cash from a Subway store. More Info
  • GA: Alert neighbor helps deputies catch burglary suspect
    11.7.13 – Statesboro Herald – At 11:51 a.m. Wednesday, deputies responded to a home for a residential burglary alarm. As deputies arrived on scene, … More Info
  • GA: Couple charged in daytime burglary
    11.6.13 – Cherokee Tribune – David Fowler, 36, and Megan Phillips, 33, were arrested by Cherokee County Sheriff’s deputies near the home, where a silent alarm had gone off, said Lt. Jay Baker, spokesman for the Sheriff’s Office. More Info
  • GA: Man arrested for attempted burglary in Bulloch Co.
    11.7.13 – WTOC 11 Savannah – Deputies in Bulloch County have arrested a man for attempting to burglarize a home. More Info
  • GA: Officers responding to alarm call find man dead inside S. Fulton home
    11.4.13 – Atlanta Journal-Constitution – Detectives Monday were treating the overnight death of a man at a home near College Park as a homicide, Channel 2 Action News reported. More Info
  • IL: Dirksen Parkway business burglarized
    11.9.13 – The State Journal-Register – A manager at the store said the alarm was activated at 3:45 a.m. When he arrived at the store, he discovered that a glass door on the side of the building had … More Info
  • IL: Front glass door smashed in apparent business burglary in Downers Grove
    11.7.13 -Huntley Farmside – Downers Grove – Police responding to a burglar alarm at 3:58 a.m. Tuesday at Meineke Care Care Center discovered the front glass door shattered and an open cash register inside the business, according to police. More Info
  • IN: Indianapolis police: Suspect shot
    11.10.13 – WLFI Lafayette – Police in Indianapolis say officers responding to a report of a hold-up alarm at a CVS store in the city shot and critically wounded one of the suspects. More Info
  • IN: Police shoot armed robbery suspect, search for second suspect
    11.9.13 – FOX 59 Indianapolis – Indianapolis, Ind. – Police shot an armed robbery suspect early Saturday morning and another man is still at large. A spokesperson for IMPD said the two people were trying to rob the CVS pharmacy … More Info
  • IN: Police shoot armed robbery suspect, search for second suspect
    11.9.13 – Fox 59 – An employee inside pushed the hold-up alarm. When officers who were already in the area responded, they saw an armed man inside. There was an altercation … More Info
  • KS: Burglars steal three large flat-screen TVs from Rent-A-Center store
    11.4.13 – The Wichita Eagle – Burglars stole three large flat-screen televisions from a Rent-A-Center outlet early Monday morning, police said. More Info
  • KY: Indianapolis police: Suspect shot during robbery
    11.9.13 – WLKY Louisville – Police in Indianapolis say officers responding to a report of a hold-up alarm at a CVS store shot and critically wounded one of the suspects. More Info
  • KY: LMPD asking for help to find Subway burglar
    11.8.12 – WDRB – Police say a man unlocked the shop using a key, entered the proper code to disable the alarm, accessed a safe by entering the correct combination and then … More Info
  • KY: Louisville woman warns neighbors after would-be robber caught on …
    11.8.12 – WHAS 11.com – She said her family is fortunate that the alarm system and watchful neighbors protected her home. On any other day, Northington would have been home with … More Info
  • KY: Man unlocks, turns off alarm before robbing Subway
    11.9.13 – WAVE – Man unlocks, turns off alarm before robbing Subway … by unlocking the front door, then proceeded to deactivate the stores alarm by typing in a code. More Info
  • KY: Sheriff investigates Symsonia burglary, possible Paducah connection
    11.5.13 – WPSD Local 6 Paducah – Graves County Sheriff Dewayne Redmon reports that his office is investigating a burglary that occured in Symsonia on Sunday night. More Info
  • MA: Fall River police probe attempted robbery at 7-Eleven
    11.5.13 – Fall River Herald News – Police are investigating an attempted armed robbery early Monday morning at the 7-Eleven. The suspect – who the witness described as a tall, thin black man — left the store after placing some items on the counter, only to return an hour later with a pocketknife in his right hand, Fall River Police Lt. Kevin Tetrault said. The suspect also tried jumping over the counter … More Info
  • MA: Falmouth liquor store robbed a second time
    11.8.12 – Capecodonline – An alarm triggered around 6:14 p.m., which notified police, who then called the liquor store, said Falmouth police Sgt. Scott … More Info
  • MA: Freetown police, investigating burglar alarm, discover 31 pounds of marijuana at business; owner under arrest
    11.5.13 – Boston.com – Freetown police seized 31 pounds of marijuana at a car dealership, and officials allege the owner was intending to distribute the drugs. More Info
  • MA: Marblehead police-log excerpts: Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013
    11.7.13 – Marblehead Reporter – It was believed initially to be a failing smoke detector but later determined to be a burglar alarm. Message was left for owner of the building. 7:03 p.m. MBTA … More Info
  • MD: Two robbed at gunpoint in Elkridge [Howard County crime log]
    11.7.13 – Baltimore Sun – Residential alarm activated. Officer arrived and discovered front door was forced open. Two dresser drawers in master bedroom rifled through. Nothing taken … More Info
  • MI: Two suspects arrested after break-in of Pontiac medical marijuana grow house
    11.6.13 – Detroit News – Pontiac – Two men are facing possible charges after allegedly breaking into a house being used as a medical marijuana grow operation. More Info
  • NC: Authorities investigate business break-ins
    11.9.13 – Rocky Mount Telegram – Authorities are working to process surveillance video from two of three recent commercial break-ins. Rocky Mount police responded around 8 a.m. Thursday to two break-ins. More Info
  • NJ: Police respond to alarm at Verizon Wireless store
    11.6.13 – The Mt. Laurel Telegram – On Oct. 30 at 2:37 a.m., Mt. Laurel Police responded to an alarm activation at the Verizon Wireless store on Route 73. Responding officers observed two … More Info
  • OH: Alarm set off by accident: Medina Police Blotter
    11.9.13 – The Medina Sun – Alarm call, N. Court Street: Police responded to an alarm call at 9:28 a.m. Nov. 8 and found it was accidentally set off by an employee at the business. The building was determined to be secure and no citations… More Info
  • OH: Morning frost helps lead Newton Falls police to burglary suspect
    11.5.13 – WFMJ Youngstown – Newton Falls, Ohio – Police investigating a break in at a Newton Falls business credit good police work and a morning frost for leading them to a suspect. More Info
  • OH: Two men enter guilty pleas to Golden Corral Restaurant robbery
    11.9.13 – The Clermont Sun – The safe was armed with a silent alarm that the manager was able to initiate … While the manager continued to empty the safe, the alarm company called the … More Info
  • OK: Attempted Wednesday Walmart theft results in 2 arrests
    11.8.12 – Chickasha Express Star – “(The employee) said Conner pushed the cart past the registers and to the point where the alarm system sounded. He said he confronted Conner, but he left the … More Info
  • PA: State police investigate two burglaries in South Middleton Twp.
    11.4.13 – PennLive.com – … located in South Middleton Twp. They then opened the window to the office, causing an alarm to sound, and then fled the scene, police said. More Info
  • PA: Swiss Farms store in Springfield robbed at gunpoint
    11.5.13 – Springfield Press – Employees at the Swiss Farms store told police that at 11:36 a.m. a white male, armed with a handgun, just robbed the store of a quantity of cash and fled the area on foot. More Info
  • PA: Swiss Farms store in Springfield robbed at gunpoint
    11.7.13 – Springfield Press – Employees at the Swiss Farms store told police that at 11:36 a.m. a white male, armed with a handgun, just robbed the store of a quantity of cash and fled the area on foot. More Info
  • TN: Police eye convenience store robbery
    11.6.13 – Columbia Daily Herald – The most notable thing about the unidentified man who rushed into a Columbia convenience store was the gun he pointed at the cashier’s face. More Info
  • TX: Bank robbery suspect arrested
    11.7.13 – San Antonio Express – … money from the bank register and warned the teller against pressing the alarm button. A manager noticed the suspicious-looking individual leaving and asked … More Info
  • TX: Bank robbery suspect arrested
    11.7.13 – San Antonio Express-News – San Antonio – A local man is behind bars for a bank robbery after police used surveillance video footage and assistance from a civilian witness to lead to his capture. Police used that information and images from the security surveillance video to find Brown’s residence, identify him and arrest him for the robbery. More Info
  • VA: Portsmouth: Police seek two in Hardee’s robbery
    11.5.13 – Daily Press – Police are looking for two men in connection to robbery and shooting that occurred Monday night at a Portsmouth Hardee’s, a spokeswoman said. More Info
  • VT: Bank robbed, suspect in custody
    11.7.13 – WPTZ Burlington – Officers went to the People’s United Bank on Dorset Street on Thursday afternoon after a report of a robbery. Soon after, they had a suspect in custody. Police Chief Trevor Whipple said his department received a panic alarm from the bank at 1:16 p.m. Investigators said a man went up to a teller and demanded an undisclosed amount of money. No weapon was shown and the man left. Bank employees were … More Info
  • VT: Naked man charged with burglary
    11.4.13 – WCAX-TV Vermont – Vermont police say they’ve filed charges against a man who was found unclothed in another person’s house. More Info
  • WA: Detectives investigate arson, burglary at Seattle middle school
    11.10.13 – KIRO 7 Seattle-Tacoma – Detectives are investigating an early Sunday morning arson and burglary at a Seattle middle school, police said. At about 1:30 a.m., firefighters responded to a fire alarm at Asa Mercer Middle School. Police said when crews arrived, they found evidence of forced entry and arson to one of the portable classrooms. Firefighters quickly extinguished the … More Info

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