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2-5-18 NESA Monitor

Door to Door Sales

  • Police issue warning about ‘fire alarm’ scam
    2.1.18 – The Laconia Daily Sun – Plymouth – Police are asking for help in identifying a man who has been going from door to door, saying he needs to check on smoke alarms. According to Deputy Chief Alexander Hutchins, there were two sightings on Monday, and there has been one other report of a suspicious man believed to be in… More Info

Public Safety Updates

  • AZ: Town officials eye solution to Paradise Valley police alarm service
    2.2.18 – Paradise Valley Independent – Officials at the Paradise Valley Police Department are confident they have found a viable solution for its police alarm system – one loyal residents have used for decades. After more than a year of searching for a solution to the police department’s legacy alarm system, Police Chief Peter Wingert told town leaders on Jan. More Info
  • WA: False alarms lead to real bills for Seattle homeowners
    2.2.18 – KIRO – Seattle – Property crime is a growing problem across the region – but it’s not only burglars who are cashing in. Seattle residents and business owners are shelling out hundreds of dollars for ‘false alarm’ calls, even when there is evidence of a real crime. Now, many of them are questioning a fine commonly used by the … More Info

Industry News

  • Parks Associates predicts about 27 percent of U.S. households to have security by 2021
    1.18.18 – SSN – Dallas – Parks Associates recently published a report, “Home Security: Market Sizing and Forecasts,” that outlines the firm’s expectations in the market between 2017 and 2021. More Info
  • Woman pleads guilty to $200K theft from employer
    1.31.18 – Youngstown Vindicator – The charge stem from a report filed in May 2017 which alleged that Bunch had overpaid herself approximately $200,000 over four years while working as a payroll accountant at State Alarm Inc.. Prosecutors will ask for a sentence of 24 months at a March 9 sentencing hearing before Judge Lou A. D’Apolito. More Info
  • Here’s What’s on the 2018 Agenda’s of the NFPA, ICC & FCAC
    1.31.18 – Security Sales & Integration – This time of year is filled with talk of resolutions, so maybe it’s fitting to note here that as we move into 2018, it will be a rather busy year with codes and standards affecting the alarm industry. The 2019 edition of NFPA 72, “National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code,”will come before the NFPA general membership in June. More Info

Legislative News

Bill Text Description History
ALSB00265
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Sponsored by Ward | Electronic Security Board of Licensure. Electronic Security Board of Licensure, alarm system installer changed to system installer, bd. authorized to meet via video conference, provide further for persons of bd and exemptions, criminal penalties provided for certain activities, Secs. 34-1A-1 to 34-1A-8, inclusive, am
Status: 12-15-2017: Pending Committee Action in House of Origin
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ARSB11
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An act for the Arkansas Fire Protection Licensing Board appropriation for the 2018-2019 fiscal year
Status: 1/30/2018: Filed
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MDHB00634
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Commission to Advance Next Generation 9-1-1 Across Maryland – Establishment | Sponsored by: Jackson
Status: 11/2/2017: Pre-filed
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MDHB00645
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Business Regulation – Wireless Security Systems – Local Government Licenses and Permits | Sponsored by: Branch
Status: 11/2/2017: Pre-filed
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MDSB00483
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Public Schools – Sprinkler Systems – Required | Sponsored by: King
Status: 11/2/2017: Pre-filed
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NJSB01017
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Exempts from sales and use tax sales of carbon monoxide detectors and any device or equipment sold for residential use to detect, warn of, abate, or extinguish fires. No companion bill.
Status: 1/22/2018: Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee
History

State & National News

  • Numerous Queens neighborhoods had the most alarm noise …
    1.29.18 – QNS.com – The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and NYPD handle alarm complaints, but 311 alone received almost 12,000 alarm-related complaints. About 3,000 noise complaints were canceled or considered duplicates. Only 23 complaints were confirmed by the DEP, according to the report. “Noise in New York City is … More Info
  • Lawmakers advance bill to require carbon monoxide detectors in …
    1.30.18 – Charleston Gazette-Mail – Warner announced that the school system had bought 500 carbon monoxide alarms that were to be installed in the county’s 67 public school facilities: 42 elementary schools, 13 middle schools, eight high schools, one alternative school and the three career and technical schools. She said alarms might be installed in … More Info
  • Voices Pros and cons of the new tax law for real estate owners
    1.30.18 – Accounting Today – Section 179 expensing has also increased to include roofs, HVAC systems, fire protection, alarm systems and security systems, with the allowable expense increased from $500,000 to $1,000,000 in 2018, and the phase-out deduction increased to $2.5 million. These rules now include tangible personal property acquired … More Info
  • Get dialed in on new area code requirements
    1.31.18 – Mountain Democrat – As familiar as is the area code 916, on Feb. 10 a second area code, 279, will be added as an overlay to the region because all the 916 phone numbers have been assigned. The 916 area code was created in 1947 as one of the original three area codes in California and serves the greater Sacramento area, including parts … More Info
  • SIAC Bestows Excellence in Alarm Management Award to Atlanta PD
    1.31.18 – Security Sales & Integration – Atlanta – The Security Industry Alarm Coalition (SIAC) recently awarded its Directors Award of Distinction for Excellence in Alarm Management to the Atlanta Police Department. The Atlanta PD, using the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police (GACP) model alarm ordinance, reduced its alarm calls by 56.9% over a … More Info
  • The NEC and Power Over Ethernet equipment
    1.2.18 – NFPA – Not long ago, the concept of supplying power to equipment through communications cabling was unheard of. But it was a huge topic of conversation during the National Electrical Code® first draft meeting in Hilton Head, SC, in January. NFPA’s Derek Vigstol explains how the NEC® is evolving with Power over Ethernet. More Info
  • Is your home security system worth the money? DIY or go with a pro?
    2.2.18 – CW39 – Penalty fees increase with the number of false alarms. Ramirez states permit holders are allowed three free burglar alarms within a 12-month period and one free panic alarm. If permit holders have eight false burglar alarms within one year, their permit is revoked. In 2017, Houston Police responded to 77,000 total alarm … More Info
  • Residents Worried Surveillance Cameras Will Hurt New Orleans’ Vibe
    1.31.18 – SSI – Would you act any different at Mardi Gras, or even avoid it all together, if cameras were watching? That’s what the people of New Orleans are afraid of. More Info

Business Tips

  • 2018 Residential Market Report: Keys for Security Dealers to Conquer the Connected Home
    1.29.18 – SSI – Although installation volume is down and DIY is cutting both ways, sales and services tied to interactive devices and attached services are maintaining healthy revenue growth. More Info
  • New tax law takes a hatchet to these worker expenses
    2.1.18 – CNBC – Under the new tax code, nurses can no longer write off their scrubs. Salespeople can’t deduct their travel expenses. Professors can’t subtract research costs. More Info
  • Why Do So Many Integrator Job Recruitment Ads Stink?
    2.2.18 – CEPro – In hot economy, use your open job recruitment ads as marketing opportunity, yet many integrators do a poor job. More Info
  • Debunking the 3 biggest password myths
    1.29.18 – SIW – There are plenty of concrete steps businesses can take to protect themselves in the evolving digital landscape… More Info

Fire & EMS News

  • CA: Incident Journal
    2.1.18 – Berkeley Beacon – ECPD responded to a report of an activated smoke alarm in the basement of the Colonial Building. FM and BFD responded and found ongoing construction activated the fire alarm. BFD gave the all-clear for building re-entry. A student reported a suspicious email they received to ECPD. The sender was found to be fictitious, … More Info
  • HI: Soldotna man arrested for allegedly threatening cabbie
    1/29.18 – Kenai Peninsula Online – A Soldotna man previously arrested for threatening hospital staff members with a knife and for entering and pulling the fire alarms in two central Kenai Peninsula … Luton was arrested in October 2017 after video footage showed him pulling the fire alarm at Sterling Elementary School when there was no fire, leading to an … More Info
  • IL: Clothes dryer fire closes Fieldcrest
    1.30.18 – MyWebTimes.com – There were initial concerns the fire alarm system was not triggered, he said. Upon further investigation, the fire alarm company has evaluated the fire alarm system, and has ascertained the system is working effectively. The fire did not release enough smoke to trigger the system, even though the acrid smell was pervasive, … More Info
  • IL: SIREN REPORT
    1.30.18 – Journal Gazette and Times-Courier – Firefighters responded to a fire alarm at 1:40 a.m. Saturday at Eastern Illinois University’s East Hall. The alarm was set off by marijuana smoke under a detector head. Mattoon fire. Firefighters conducted an odor investigation at 10:38 a.m. Saturday at the Salvation Army. They found that the odor was … More Info
  • IN: Sprinkler system glitch leads to false alarm
    1.30.18 – The Herald – Jasper – Units of the Jasper Volunteer Fire Department made a short visit Thursday evening to Jasper Seating’s facility. Fire Chief Kenny Hochgesang said there was no fire or emergency associated with the 6:51 p.m. callout. Instead, he added, a sprinkler system glitch led to a false alarm. Four trucks and 23 … More Info
  • LA: Shreveport frefighters rescue people from burning home
    2.2.18 – KTBS – Shreveport Fire Department got the call at 3:48 p.m. Fire crews responded within minutes and quickly got the fire under control. A firefighter at the scene told KTBS the resident was sleeping on a couch when a smoke alarm alerted him to a fire that started in the kitchen. The cause remains under investigation, but they say … More Info
  • MO: Furnace malfunction causes smoke at Festus Police Station
    1.30.18 – Leader Publications – The Festus Fire Department responded to an alarm Saturday afternoon (Jan. 27) at the Festus Police Station, only to learn that smoke in the building was caused by a problem with the heating system. Chuck Boyer, the department’s public information officer, said the department responded to an alarm about 1:25 p.m. at the … More Info
  • OH: Two dozen living in shelter after west side apartment fire
    2.1.18 – NBC4i.com – Dickerson says it was the fire alarm and the smell of smoke that woke her up out of her sleep. “I went to my door and opened it. You felt the heat and the smoke coming so fast, I tried to go to the side door.” That door was stuck. Dickerson did the only thing she could do to save herself and her family and that was to jump from … More Info
  • ON: Smoke Alarm Saves Mans Life
    2.4.18 – Bayshore Broadcasting News Centre – A smoke alarm is being credited for saving the life of a man who fell asleep while cooking. A working smoke alarm is being credited for saving the life of a man who fell asleep while cooking. The fire broke out at around 7:30 Friday night at a home. With no fire hydrants on the street, fire … More Info
  • ON: Working smoke alarm credited for saving Innisfil man’s life
    2.4.18 – CTV News – They credit working smoke alarms for waking the man, who had fallen asleep while cooking. “In this instance, we are very lucky the home owner is with us today, because of working smoke alarms. And if you ever do have a fire, don’t go back in, stay out,” says Symes. While the house is insured, the people who live in the … More Info
  • PA: Montoursville Police Department reports incidents for the week
    1/29.18 – NorthcentralPa.com – Lowes – An Officer responded to the report of a fire alarm. It was determined a contractor inadvertently set off the alarm during some construction.  More Info
  • TN: Man meets dispatcher who saved his life; fire department receives …
    2.2.18 – WCYB – Home security dispatcher Stacey Fioravanti notified Warriors Path Volunteer Fire Department that an alarm was going off at the home. James “Trapper” Arnold expressed gratitude to his rescuers. He may have been minutes from death when firefighters pulled him out of his burning house and resuscitated him. Thursday, for … More Info
  • TN: Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office Highlights 208th Life Saved …
    2.1.18 – Clarksville Online – January 2nd, 2018: The Huntland Volunteer Fire Department (VFD) responded to a fire at a single family home at 12:49 AM. Three residents were asleep in the home when the smoke alarms alerted them to the fire. The daughter ran to a neighbor’s house to call 911. The house was a total loss, but no injuries were reported. More Info
  • WV: Vienna couple saved from house fire because of smoke alarms
    1.31.18 – The News Center – The alarms installed were by a Red Cross volunteer that had a special bond with the family. “We’re told, ‘hey we had a life saved,’ that means somewhere that we went out and put a smoke alarm, someone-their life was saved because of the smoke alarms. I never thought the first one of the year would be my daughter,” says … More Info
  • WV: Vienna family credits smoke detector with saving lives
    2.4.18 – WV News – Parkersburg, W.Va. (AP) – A smoke detector installed in a Vienna home through a program of the American Red Cross is being credited for saving the lives of a family in January. Larissa and Steven Rockhold on Jan. 2 were at home where the three smoke alarms went off and they discovered smoke … More Info

Crime News

  • AR: Crimestoppers Looking for Jacksonville Break-in Suspect
    2.1.18 – KARK – Jacksonville, AR – If at first you don’t succeed, try again. Police are hoping to jump in the middle of the equation in this week’s Central Arkansas Crimestoppers Report. After getting an alarm report early Monday, police officers found glass broken at a Firehouse Subs. Looking at this video they found out why, a would be … More Info
  • AR: Fayetteville Police Searching For Burglary Suspects
    1.31.18 – 5newsonline.com – Fayetteville (KFSM) – Police are searching for burglary suspects after a break-in Wednesday (Jan. 31) at the Looking Glass. Fayetteville police responded about 4:44 a.m. for an alarm, where the business’ windows were shattered. The owner tells 5NEWS a few items were taken but nothing of … More Info
  • AR: Police beat
    2.2.18 – Arkansas Online – Several bottles of alcohol were stolen from a downtown Little Rock bar early Thursday, authorities said. Officers responded to an alarm at Club Sway about 6 a.m., a report shows. The glass front door was shattered, and there was a large rock just inside, police noted. An owner said about six bottles of … More Info
  • AZ: Local restaurants hit by burglars
    2.1.18 – Tucson News Now – “I think we are pretty well battened down here, with the fence and the spikes on the top, deadbolts, the camera system, the alarm system and still someone does this,” said Tom Partridge, the owner of Bison Witches. The most recent incident occurred at Rocco’s Chicago Pizzeria, on Saturday, Jan. 27 around 5 … More Info
  • BC: Panic alarm disrupts would-be robber
    1.30.18 – Salmon Arm Observer – The suspect male quickly realized his attempts were going to be unsuccessful as a panic alarm had been pushed by the employee and police were on their way. “The suspect male didn’t have time to act during this incident as the employee was able to clearly activate the alarm upon his arrival and demands for cash,” said … More Info
  • CA: Four masked men stole ATM from Friant gas station in one minute
    2.2.18 – yourcentralvalley.com – They broke into the front door of the store and split up, the Sheriff’s Office said. As the security alarm went off, two men removed an ATM, and the other two went behind the counter and removed a safe. After spending only one minute in the store, the men wheeled the ATM and safe into the parking lot, the Sheriff’s Office said. More Info
  • CA: San Rafael burglars placed fake 911 call as ruse, police allege
    1/29.18 – Marin Independent Journal – Two San Rafael men were arrested on allegations they placed a fake 911 call to divert police from a burglary they were about to commit. Eric Anthony Nylin, 30, and Theodore Phox Prater, 18, remained in custody Sunday pending further review by the Marin County District Attorney’s Office. Bail is set at $50,000 each. More Info
  • CA: Two felons arrested in Loomis gun store burglary, stolen firearms …
    2.3.18 – Sacramento Bee – Placer County sheriff’s deputies responded to an alarm at EWG Guns about 5 a.m. Thursday and found someone had rammed the building on two sides. An unknown number of firearms were stolen, according to a Sheriff’s Office news release. Initial reports indicated that a safe was stolen, but sheriff’s officials said … More Info
  • CO: Cameras Capture ATM Heist
    2.4.18 – KOAA.com Colorado Springs and Pueblo News – As the security alarm went off, two men removed an ATM, and the other two went behind the counter and removed a safe. After spending only one minute in the store, the men wheeled the ATM and safe into the parking lot. They loaded the ATM into the trailer, but for unknown reasons left the safe behind in the parking lot as … More Info
  • CT: Home Security System Scares Off Would-Be Burglar: Wolcott Police
    2.4.18 – NBC Connecticut – A home security system scared off a would-be burglar in Wolcott Saturday morning, according to Wolcott police. Police said a Ring alarm system alerted a resident about a person on the property around 2:30 a.m. The homeowner told the person to get out of the driveway through the system, and the person … More Info
  • FL: Cigarettes Stolen During Break-In At Pasco Dollar General
    1.31.18 – Patch.com – The store manager said she drove by the store on her way to buy coffee at about 5:50 a.m. and heard an alarm but didn’t realize it was her store alarm. By the time she arrived at the store, the burglar had turned off the outside breaker, disabling the alarm system. The store doesn’t have security cameras. More Info
  • FL: Kissimmee police searching for burglary suspects
    2.3.18 – Osceola News-Gazette – At 2:15 p.m., the victim was notified by the alarm company that an alarm was set off. It is presumed that entry was made at that time, Kissimmee police officials said. The suspects have been described as two light skinned males. Anyone with information about the suspects or the incident is urged to contact the Kissimmee … More Info
  • FL: Man accused of stealing $70000 worth of cigars
    1/29.18 – wflx – Five cases of Al Capone’s worth $5,000, 60 cases of Black & Mild cigars worth $58,500, five cases of Splitarillos worth $700, five cases of Swishers worth $1,800, 1 case of Swisher Optimizer worth $300, and a case of miscellaneous cigars worth $1,000 reportedly were all found inside the truck. The business alarm was … More Info
  • FL: Witness: Naked woman plows car into Florida day care center
    2.3.18 – Palm Beach Post – Cox said she got a telephone call late Thursday from her alarm company, which said there was a burglary in progress. “One of my employees lives very close, so she came by for me and said, ‘No, the wall’s gone,’” Cox said. The owner said the woman who rammed her business took off. Neighbors said that a short time later … More Info
  • IL: Pastor: Suspects stole $280 box from St. Patrick’s Church
    2.3.18 – The Herald-News – Stephen Bithos said the moment the pair went through the basement window, the alarm went off immediately. He believed the incident happened some time between late Sunday night or early Monday morning. They took nothing from the church, he said. “They basically ran in and out immediately,” he said. Joliet Deputy … More Info
  • IN: Local man arrested after church burglary
    1.30.18 – Daily Journal – A staff member at Berean Baptist Church told police he had gone to the church around 3 a.m. Monday to investigate a security alarm. After seeing an office door had been kicked in, the man called police, who searched the building and found another damaged door, a Greenwood Police … More Info
  • KS: Police
    2.1.18 – Hillsboro Star-Journal – Jan. 22 – Officers assisted sheriff’s deputies with a commercial alarm… More Info
  • MA: Cohasset police log, Jan. 21-27
    2.3.18 – Wicked Local Cohasset – 6:45 p.m.: A basement door alarm was reported on Atlantic Avenue. Police reported it was accidental by the homeowner’s son. 9:09 p.m.: An erratic operator in a tan car was reported near the MBTA Cohasset station. The caller reported the vehicle almost hit a car while driving and was … More Info
  • MA: Hamilton police log, Jan. 22-27
    2.3.18 – Wicked Local Hamilton – 12:52 p.m.: An alarm was reported. 12:59 p.m.: A walk-in reported a fire incident. … More Info
  • MA: Mattapoisett Police Log, Jan. 21-27
    2.3.18 – Wicked Local Marion – The following are excerpts from the Mattapoisett police log for Sunday, Jan. 21, through Saturday, Jan. 27. The log is public record and available for review. All persons are presumed innocent unless found guilty in a court of law. Sunday, Jan. 21. 1:35 a.m.: A burglar alarm was reported. … More Info
  • MA: Prosecutor: Commercial Burglary Spree Ranged from Everett to …
    2.2.18 – Everett Independent – Williams and Gallagher are charged as part of a group that stole a van in Woburn in the early morning hours of May 18 and then broke into two businesses, damaging an ATM and stealing a safe from an Everett gas station and fleeing a Cambridge gas station after triggering an alarm. The group then stole a second van in … More Info
  • MA: Rochester Police Log, Jan. 21-27
    1.30.18 – Wicked Local Marion – 1:03 p.m.: A burglar alarm was reported … More Info
  • MA: Rockland police log, Dec. 15-21
    2.3.18 – Wicked Local Rockland – 12:29 a.m.: A burglar alarm was reported at Family Dollar. Police checked OK. 1:41 a.m.: A burglar alarm was reported. Police checked OK. 8:06 a.m.: A burglar alarm was reported. More Info
  • MA: Swampscott police log, Jan. 23-29
    2.3.18 – Wicked Local Swampscott – 8:09 a.m.: An alarm was reported. 12:55 p.m.: An alarm was reported. 1:17 p.m.: An alarm was reported. … More Info
  • MD: Crime Line 1/24/18-1/30/18
    1.31.18 – The Bottom Line News – 1/29/18 Alarm: Officers responded to the Appalachian Lab for an unauthorized entry alarm activation. Upon arrival, officers checked all entrances and found personnel still inside of the building. No further police action needed. … More Info
  • ME: Harpswell man sentenced for stealing firearms from gun dealer
    1.30.18 – Press Herald – According to officials, Brunswick police responded to a burglar alarm at C&R Trading Post on Jan. 3, 2017, and found a broken window near the door. A tracking dog was brought in and several firearms, a sledgehammer and drops of blood on the snow in the nearby woods were located. The blood was later determined to … More Info
  • MI: Hostage suspect faces new charges in earlier bank robbery
    2.1.18 – Hometownlife.com – In the Citizens Bank incident, federal authorities said in a formal complaint that a teller pressed a panic alarm as she entered the vault, prompting a swift response from Canton police, who were joined by the FBI and western Wayne County special operations and hostage negotiation teams. Rodriguez surrendered after the … More Info
  • MO: Tunas man charged with burglary at Melton’s store
    2.1.18 – Buffalo Reflex – 22, Deputy Kevin Hayes responded to Melton’s Gas Station in reference to a burglary alarm. … According to the report, one of them showed the location to be within 1.2 miles from Melton’s Gas Station about five minutes before central dispatch received a phone call from the alarm company about the burglary. More Info
  • MS: Richard Childress speaks about attempted home break-in
    1.31.18 – WTVA – 17. Childress armed himself with a handgun and went to investigate. He fired shots at the armed suspects, the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office said. A window glass beside a doorknob on the lower level of the home was broken and the alarm was activated. Investigators learned that the three guns matching the description … More Info
  • MT: Attempted break-in at Bigfork gun shop
    1.30.18 – Daily Inter Lake – Security alarms brought Flathead County Sheriff’s deputies to Bigfork Guns and Ammo where someone reportedly attempted to break in early Saturday morning. The suspect is believed to have used either an ax or splitting maul to break the front window of the building located in downtown Bigfork but fled when the alarm … More Info
  • NC: Alarm, police foil burglary at credit union
    1.31.18 – The Wilson Times – Wilson police responded around 12:30 a.m. Monday to an alarm call at the Self Help Credit Union, where they reportedly found a broken window. “While investigating the burglary, officers saw a suspicious vehicle leaving the area,” according to the press release. “Assisting officers were able to stop the … More Info
  • NC: Crime Stoppers: Thief gets a surprise during a double break-in
    2.1.18 – WBTV – At the Keith Clinic Estramonte Chiropractic Center surveillance shows a man throwing a brick through a glass door at 1:13 a.m. on a Saturday morning. Despite an alarm sounding, we can see him with an armful of computers and software, valued more than $2,300. Police just missed getting … More Info
  • NC: Detectives investigate Denver Sprint store break-in
    2.1.18 – WSOC Charlotte – Denver, NC – Two people threw a rock through a Sprint Store window in Denver on Tuesday, detectives said. They got inside as the alarm activated at the store. They were gone by the time police arrived. Nothing appeared to be stolen. Those with information are urged to call the Lincoln County Sheriff’s … More Info
  • NH: Nashua man arraigned for armed robbery of convenience store
    2.3.18 – The Union Leader – … Nashua man was arraigned Friday for the armed robbery of a local convenience store, Nashua police officials said. Jose Joel Collazo-Rivera, 35, was arrested at 12:45 p.m. Thursday on one count of felony armed robbery of the Variety store. Officers had responded to an activated alarm … More Info
  • NJ: How cops say they caught a ‘methodical’ burglar who stole from 70 …
    2.1.18 – NJ.com – He left no fingerprints, set off no alarms and was disguised on surveillance video, yet was able to steal sometimes thousands of dollars from about 70 businesses, detectives said. This was unusual, they said, because typical burglars usually rush like bulls into a business and grab any cash they can find, usually to feed a … More Info
  • NJ: Man spotted at Manahawkin bank believed to be Chase Bank robber
    1.30.18 – Press of Atlantic City – The man fled with the apparent note and tellers activated an alarm, which brought officers to the plaza. Police believe the man was the same person who robbed the Chase Bank and are investigating the incident with the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department Criminal Investigation Unit and the FBI. Anyone … More Info
  • NM: Pharmacies, nonprofit offer reward for info on robberies
    2.2.18 – Santa Fe New Mexican – 17, by three suspects “who broke in a back door at 1:42 in the morning after they had tried to cut the alarm line and remove an exterior siren from the building.” “The men, who wore gloves and kept their faces covered with jackets, walked directly into the pharmacy, emptied trash cans and then filled them with bottles of … More Info
  • NY: Johnson City man accused of menacing police officers with knives
    2.3.18 – Press & Sun-Bulletin – A panic alarm sent Johnson City police to a residence, where they encountered a man allegedly brandishing two knives. Police said a woman who lives at the residence alerted an alarm company dispatcher that her boyfriend had beat her up by punching her in the face several times. When officers arrived … More Info
  • OH: Columbiana County Sheriff
    2.4.18 – The Review – A deputy responded to an alarm drop at Majestic Rides at 11:27 p.m. Thursday and found no problems. Erich Law and his father Timothy Law reported at 1 p.m. Thursday they co-own a 2011 GMC pickup that was last parked at Erich Law’s place of employment… More Info
  • OH: Police Calls | Man tries to steal underwear from Kroger
    2.3.18 – Mansfield News Journal – Kroger – A woman reported Thursday morning a 29-year-old man set off the store alarm as he was leaving after he bought items, including cigarettes. The woman followed the man to his car and told him to return any items he stole. He threw a package of men’s underwear at her and fled, … More Info
  • OR: OFF THE AIR: My brush with a bank robber
    2.2.18 – kgw.com – No other customers were in the bank. Ali hadn’t been aware of the robbery until the teller sounded the alarm. The FBI arrived and interviewed us all. Sadly I wasn’t a very good witness. I had brushed right by the “Beastie Boys Bandit”, practically touched shoulders with him. As I walked through the bank doors, he was making … More Info
  • PA: Police arrest suspect in Save-A-Lot money theft
    2.1.18 – Altoona Mirror – Police said Moak was scheduled to work until 11 p.m., and the alarm for the store was set at 10:22 p.m. No one else entered the store until the morning shift employees showed up at 6 a.m. and discovered the previous night’s paperwork was left unfinished and the safe was left … More Info
  • TN: Suspect caught on camera attempting to burglarize East Memphis …
    1/29.18 – wreg.com – Memphis, TN – Police are looking for a suspect who was caught on camera attempting to rob an East Memphis home. The victim told officers she came home and found damage to the rear window of her home. After looking at her surveillance video, she noticed it captured the suspect attempting to break into her home… More Info
  • TX: Burglaries in Abilene have increased by 10 percent in the last year
    2.3.18 – KTXS – People should also turn on their alarm systems regardless of how long they are leaving their homes because there is a possibility a burglar could sneak into their home when they are not looking and may be able to enter and exit the house with stolen goods due to the chance that the burglar may have studied the residence … More Info
  • TX: String of break-ins reported at businesses in Houston’s East End
    2.4.18 – KTRK-TV – The same area east of downtown was targeted by a five member team of burglars several months ago. In those cases, they got away with some cash and goods, but probably far less than they expected to find. The restaurants are stepping up security, including even more cameras. All have alarm systems. If you recognize … More Info
  • VA: Middlesex deputies arrest firearm suspect
    1.31.18 – Urbanna Southside Sentinel – In the early morning hours of Sunday, January 28, the Middlesex County Sheriff’s Office (MSO) was contacted by the Gloucester County Sheriff’s Office for a mutual aide in reference to a hold-up alarm at the 7-Eleven at Glenns in Gloucester County, reported Major M.E. Sampson of the MSO. According to Major Sampson, … More Info
  • VA: Middlesex deputies arrest firearm suspect
    2.1.18 – Urbanna Southside Sentinel – In the early morning hours of Sunday, January 28, the Middlesex County Sheriff’s Office (MSO) was contacted by the Gloucester County Sheriff’s Office for a mutual aide in reference to a hold-up alarm at the 7-Eleven at Glenns in Gloucester County, reported Major M.E. Sampson of the MSO. According to Major Sampson, … More Info
  • VT: Police Report
    2.1.18 – The Northfield News – 10:30 p.m. – Alarm – An Officer responded to an afarm at a business, the alarm company called back to advise the Officer could cancel their response. The officer was practically there and conducted a patrol of the area. Nothing seemed out of place. January 22 2:12 a.m. – Citizen Assist … More Info
  • WA: Gig Harbor Police reports for the week of Feb. 1
    2.2.18 – The News Tribune – Police said all the cash registers appeared to be secured. Police were unsure what was taken from the scene, if anything. One officer contacted the store’s alarm company, and were told no alarm report was made. Police attempted to contact the manager of the store to secure the scene, but were not able to reach anyone. More Info
  • WA: He was burglarized once. The second time he was ready
    2.2.18 – Tri-City Herald – The owner of a garage wasn’t going to be a victim a second time. After burglars sneaked into his detached garage last week, the owner bought an alarm system and set it up, Pasco police said. Then about 12:30 a.m. Thursday, the alarm sounded. The owner shut it off and called police. As officers arrived and … More Info
  • WI: Burglars break into Janesville gun shop
    1.31.18 – WMTV – Janesville, Wis. – No guns were stolen during a burglary at a Janesville gun shop overnight. A spokesperson with the Janesville Police Department said officers were notified of an alarm at CTR Firearms/Automotive around midnight. When officers arrived on scene, they found an exterior door … More Info
  • WI: Lawmaker asks for gun shop bill hearing after Wednesday village of …
    1.31.18 – Madison.com – “Detectives are currently working with our local law enforcement partners, including the ATF,” Oregon police said in a Facebook post. Surveillance video captured Wednesday’s burglary, but the suspect’s face was covered. Officers responded to a burglar alarm and set up a perimeter around the store, but nobody was inside. More Info
  • WI: Second Janesville gun shop broken into
    2.2.18 – Beloit Daily News – Janesville – A second firearms store in the Janesville area has been broken into this week. Janesville police were called to CTR Firearms/Automotive at approximately 12:20 a.m. Wednesday when an alarm was triggered at the store. Officers found a window in an exterior door had been smashed … More Info
  • WI: Seven guns stolen
    2.1.18 – Beloit Daily News – Town Of Janesville – Seven handguns were stolen from a rural gun shop in the Town of Janesville, according to Rock County Sheriff’s Office command staff. Authorities are investigating a break-in at Armageddon Supplies which occurred Monday. Deputies responded to an automatic alarm at 9:42 … More Info
  • WV: Arrest Made in Connection With Nighttime Burglaries in Steubenville
    2.2.18 – Wheeling Intelligencer – A short time later, the sheriff’s department received an alarm call at Friendly’s Tavern. A deputy found a door pried open. An ATM machine was forced open, but the safe wasn’t accessed, a deputy said. Cabinet doors were opened, according to the sheriff’s department, but the owner said only a … More Info
  • WY: Local business broken into
    2.1.18 – Sundancetimes – On Friday at around 4:15 a.m., deputies responded to an alarm at the pharmacy, finding a broken front door. According to reports from the Sheriff’s Office, glass was found laying on the ground outside, a large portion of the bottom glass of the front door was broken and the alarm had been triggered, which contacted the … More Info

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