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March 16, 2015

Door to Door Sales

  • Central Texas: Salesmen Alarm Area Residents
    3.9.15 – KWTX – Central Texas – Residents in Waco, Hubbard, Dawson and Groesbeck reported suspicious activity to local law enforcement regarding men …More Info
  • Security alarm installer accused of stealing credit cards from customer
    3.11.15 – WSB Atlanta – A security alarm installer is facing charges he stole credit cards from a customer in Johns … A few days later, she said she called ADT to have her alarm system … More Info
  • Call 12: Alarm system door-to-door scam
    3.11.15 -azcentral.com- Alarm systems are meant to protect your home. But they could also put you at risk for a scam going around the Valley right now. More Info

Public Safety Updates

  • AL: Half cent sales tax increase proposed to support Madison County …
    3.11.15 – WAAY – We may not be able to respond to residential alarm calls that take up a lot of our time,” says Jernigan. But Representative Mac McCutcheon hopes he can find a … More Info
  • AZ: Door to door alarm scam: fake agents selling new policy to victims
    3.9.15 – Tucson News Now – Tucson, AZ (Tucson News Now) – Scams associated with the alarm industry have come to the attention of the State Board of Technical Registration (BTR). More Info
  • CA: Alarm with no permit is costly
    3.11.15 – Manteca Bulletin – That alarm system you are paying $25 plus a month plus to have in place may be totally worthless unless you have registered it with the Manteca Police … More Info
  • CT: Fees unchanged, enforcement planned for false alarms in Meriden
    3.11.15 – Meriden Record-Journal – Meriden – City residents won’t be seeing fee increases for false alarms, but they should expect stricter enforcement of the ordinance on security systems. More Info
  • IL: Municipal fire alarm monitoring battle not over in Illinois
    3.13.15 – SecurityInfoWatch – Despite litigation coming to a close, senate bills spark new fight in state…More Info
  • MO: Lee’s Summit wants new burglar alarm rules
    3.13.15 – Lee’s Summit Journal – A Lee’s Summit resident griped to the City Council recently that police sometimes suspend service and refuse to respond to calls resulting from burglary alarms. More Info
  • NC: False alarms could cost Swain residents
    3.11.15 – Smoky Mountain News – Swain County Sheriff Curtis Cochran has asked the county commissioners to pass an ordinance to help recoup costs associated with responding to false alarms … More Info
  • NY: Bronxville Burglar Alarm Renewals Available Online
    3.13.15 – The Daily Voice – Make checks payable to: Bronxville Police Department. Print your address and alarm permit number in the memo … More Info
  • NY: Lake George town officials establish fines for false alarms
    3.13.15 – Glens Falls Post-Star – The Town Board unanimously adopted a law that establishes fines for property owners whose alarm systems repeatedly malfunction, needlessly calling out the … More Info
  • TN: Memphis leaders come up with ways to address false alarm problem
    3.9.15 – Memphis, TN – The city of Memphis is now making recommendations to help tackle a major problem: false alarms. Last month, WREG told you Memphis police responded to nearly 49,000 of these calls in 2014. WREG found out how the city plans to focus in on the false alarm problem. More Info
  • WA: University of Washington student predicts crime in Seattle
    3.11.15 – KING5.com – “The ones that have the most false alarms are within the bottom ten in how much crime they get,” Feng said. “They’re pretty crime-free neighborhoods.”. More Info

Industry News

  • False Alarm Crackdowns: Why Professional Security Monitoring is Here to Stay
    3.9.15 – CEPro – Despite a rash of new DIY security and home automation systems, people still pay for professional monitoring if for no other reason than a crackdown in alarm response. More Info
  • Why Actor Ving Rhames Wants to Protect Your Clients’ Home
    3.9.15 – CEPro – ADT teams up with Rhames, a long-time customer, to promote smart home security solutions, including ADT Pulse. More Info
  • Monitronics Acquires Security, Home Automation Provider LiveWatch for Huge Multiples
    3.9.15 – CEPro – Monitronics acquires LiveWatch for $67 million, proving spectacular valuation of hybrid DIY/pro security and home automation business models. More Info
  • Consumer Reports: Life-Saving Smoke Detectors
    3.9.15 – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth – In a home fire, the risk of dying is cut in half if you have a working smoke alarm, according to the National Fire Protection Association. … More Info
  • Stop Intruders Dead in Their Tracks
    3.6.15 – CEPro -The U.S. is the world-wide leader in break-ins per year. What are you doing to protect your home? More Info
  • Angie’s List: Picking a home security system
    3.11.15 – KY3 – Protecting your home from unwanted intruders is serious business. A modern alarm system with high-quality wireless equipment can be installed for about 700 … More Info
  • APT wins against ADT
    3.11.15 – SSN – Salt Lake City – A security company based here won its legal battle with residential security giant ADT. More Info
  • Northeast’s snow and central stations
    3.11.15 – SSN – Yarmouth, Maine – Amidst record-breaking amounts of snow, totaling more than 100 inches in some cities this winter, central stations in the Northeast still needed to operate fully staffed. How did they manage? More Info
  • Thumbs up or down on net neutrality?
    3.11.15 – SSN – Washington – Lou Fiore, chairman of AICC, weighs in on the FCC’s recent ruling on net neutrality. Does it really level the playing field for the security industry or not? More Info
  • Unlicensed Contractor Pete Chryss Must Repay Crime Money to …
    3.12.15 – Desert Vortex-Today a Superior Court judge ordered Chryss to pay $1,716 to Lavy for home security alarms Chryss installed that did not work as they were not monitored. More Info
  • 7 Steps to Keeping a Connected Home Safe
    3.10.15 – Security Today – Today, homes are becoming smarter than ever, with security systems, thermostats and even the blinds on a window getting connected through the internet. While convenient, these smart technologies also create vulnerability in your network. More Info
  • Advancements in technology drive new security system models
    3.4.15 – SecurityInfoWatch – How the ‘Internet of Things’ is ushering in a new era for the industry … More Info
  • How to make sure you don’t overpay for your home alarm system
    3.13.15 – KPRC Houston – Installing a home alarm system can help protect you and your family. But with so many options choosing the best service … More Info
  • Home Insecurity: Does your alarm system work?
    3.13.15 – 19 Action News – (WOIO) – If you have a home alarm system, security experts say your system could soon be at risk because of cell phone service. According to experts, your … More Info

Legislative News

Bill Text Brief Description and Current Status
MAHB00368Text By Ms. Fox of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 368) of Gloria L. Fox for legislation to establish a pilot program for the installation of silent alarms in public and private schools. Education.
Status: 3/10/2015 : Senate – Senate concurred
History MAHB00368Text
MAHB02097Text Chapter 148 of the General Laws By Mr. Brodeur of Melrose, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2097) of Paul Brodeur and others for legislation requiring carbon monoxide alarms in all residential, governmental and commercial structures. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
Status: 3/11/2015 : Senate – Senate concurred
History MAHB02097Text
MAHB02099Text Chapter 29 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 2KKKK the following section:-Section 2LLLL By Mr. Brodeur of Melrose, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2099) of Paul Brodeur, Ann-Margaret Ferrante and Benjamin Swan relative to carbon monoxide and fire alarms in schools, residences and places of public assembly. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
Status: 3/11/2015 : Senate – Senate concurred
History MAHB02099Text
MAHB02172Text Chapter 140 of the General Laws is hereby amended by adding the following section:-Section 207 By Mr. Puppolo of Springfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2172) of Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr. for legislation to require the installation of alarms for swimming pools. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
Status: 3/11/2015 : Senate – Senate concurred
History MAHB02172Text
NJAB04073Text Requires installation of carbon monoxide detectors in certain structures; designated as “Korman and Park’s Law.” Companion bill: S2687.
Status: 3/9/2015 : Assembly Floor Amendment Passed (DeAngelo)
History NJAB04073Text
NYSB04231Text By RANZENHOFER | Add S69-xx, Gen Bus L Restricts automatic renewal of contracts for electronic and life safety alarm services; makes such automatic renewal provisions unenforceable unless: the automatic renewal offer terms or continuous service offer terms are presented to the consumer in a clear and conspicuous manner; the business or person furnishing the electronic and life safety alarm service obtains the consumer’s affirmative consent; and such renewal or continuous service offer provides an acknowledgment of the contract cancellation policy, and information regarding how to cancel in a manner that is capable of being retained by the consumer.
Status: 03/11/2015 : REFERRED TO CONSUMER PROTECTION
History NYSB04231Text
TXHB02899Text Relating to restrictions on branch office licenses and employees under the Private Security Act.
Status: 03/10/2015 : H Filed
History TXHB02899Text
USS00597Text A bill to amend section 706 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 to provide that such section does not authorize the Federal Communications Commission to preempt the laws of certain States relating to the regulation of municipal broadband, and for other purposes. Sponsor – Sen Tillis, Thom.
2/26/2015 : Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
History USS00597Text

State & National News

  • 3,500 Tennesseans Receive Incorrect Photo ID
    3.9.15 – SIA – The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security has reissued new permanent driver’s licenses or photo ID cards to citizens who recently received a card with incorrect content due to a printing error. More Info

Business Tips

  • The Conflicts, Trends & Ethical Challenges of Privacy
    3.6.15 – Baseline – These best practices can help organizations strike the right balance between business-benefiting innovation, such as big data analytics, and respect for customers’ personal information. More Info
  • IT’s Biggest Threats Come From Within
    2.4.15 – CIO Insight – Nearly one-half of the U.S. organizations polled in a recent survey experienced a data breach or failed a compliance audit in the past year. More Info
  • Zombie projects: How to find them and kill them
    3.4.15 – Harvard Business Review – Zombies are projects that, for any number of reasons, fail to fulfill their promise and yet keep shuffling along, sucking up resources without any real hope of having a meaningful impact. Everybody has them — and everybody should get rid of them. Now. More Info
  • Leadership is more than coaching
    3.3.15 – MultiBriefs – Leadership is and always will be an uphill battle. When leading, how do you make a real difference in people’s lives? Leadership is more than coaching; it is more like being a teacher. More Info
  • 8 No-Cost Ways to Influence People
    3.2.15 – Commercial Integrator – Executive coach and speaker at NSCA Business and Leadership Conference explores resources you can give your employees that won’t cost you a dime out of your pocket. More Info
  • 6 Business Mistakes You Might Be Making (Accidentally)
    3.2.15 – Commercial Integrator – Author and speaker Liz Wiseman outlines six possible ways that leaders accidentally inhibit ideas, intelligence and ability of their team at NSCA Business and Leadership Conference. More Info

Fire News

  • BC: Fire alarm saves Campbell River family that lost everything
    3.11.15 – Courier Islander – “My 14-year-old son and his four-year-old brother were napping on the couch and the smoke alarm woke them up,” said Scott. “My older son tried to put the fire … More Info
  • IL: Fire causes $100000 damage to Western Springs home
    3.10.15 – Chicago Tribune – Jeanne and Patrick Mahoney said they were just starting their day when they smelled smoke and the fire alarm went off. More Info
  • MA: 3 transported to hospital after alarm goes off
    3.9.15 – My Fox Boston – The Plymouth Fire Department responded to a home at 8:45 a.m. where an alarm had alerted the family to the poisonous gas. The three … More Info
  • MD: Hancock Elementary students relocated briefly after false fire alarms
    3.10.15 – Herald-Mail Media – Hancock – False fire alarms at Hancock Elementary School caused students to be moved to Hancock Middle-Senior High School’s auditorium for about an … More Info
  • MN: DPS video: Smoke alarms help girl save grandmother from burning …
    3.13.15 – West Central Tribune – Grove City – A local woman and her 11-year-old granddaughter talk about how they escaped a house fire this July in rural Grove City in a video recently … More Info
  • NC: Fire At Senior Living Facility Results In Life Threatening Injuries To …
    3.9.15 – WHKY – At approximately 11:10 a.m. Sunday, Hickory firefighters were dispatched to a reported fire alarm, … More Info
  • NY: 25 displaced by Suffern apartment complex blaze
    3.11.15 – The Journal News | LoHud.com – A resident called 911 about an alarm going off to. The fire was on the second floor. Firefighters from Suffern, Tallman and Mahwah were brought back to the … More Info
  • NY: Mother remembers toddler’s death with advice to other parents
    3.12.15 – WSYR – Dale believes her daughter may have survived with a different type of smoke alarm, one with photoelectric sensors. New York doesn’t require them, many … More Info
  • NY: Several Dogs Killed After Fire at Add-en-On Kennels
    3.9.15 – TWC News – Fire Chief Paul Churnetski said an automatic alarm went off in the building around noon. When they arrived, there was smoke and fire pouring out of the … More Info
  • OH: Akron man arrested, charged with Green Holiday Inn arson
    3.10.15 – WKYC-TV – Green, Ohio – About 6 a.m. Monday, the Green Fire Department responded to a fire alarm at the Holiday Inn Express. The fire started on the … More Info
  • ON: Smoke alarm allows Dover teen to escape fire
    3.10.15 – www.norfolknews.ca/ – According to Norfolk County Fire Service, the teen called 911 around 5 p.m. after the smoke alarm alerted him to a fire inside the house. More Info
  • PA: Mom charged with endangerment for leaving two young children …
    3.13.15 – Evening Sun – Upper Darby – A neighbor’s carbon monoxide alarm led authorities to two young children who had been left alone Wednesday night while their mother … More Info
  • VA: 12 people forced out of home after Suffolk facility for special needs …
    3.12.15 – wtkr.com – Calls came in to emergency officials at 7:53 p.m. from the alarm company. When units arrived just moments later, they found smoke coming from the second floor … More Info

Crime News

  • AL: Deputies investigate attempted burglary at Hazel Green Pharmacy
    3.13.15 – whnt.com – Deputies say the alarm scared the would-be burglar away. It is not known if anything was taken. Authorities are planning to review surveillance video as part of … More Info
  • AR: Suspects Arrested In Fort Smith Broken Windows Case
    3.15.15 – Times Record – Brandon Washburn, 22, of Fort Smith and Joseph Amon, 29, of Roland were arrested after police received an alarm call at Whit’s Marine, about … More Info
  • AZ: Video shows father taking baby from Glendale hospital
    3.10.15 – AZFamily – The surveillance video does not include audio, but police said at one point an alarm is going off inside the hospital triggered by a device on the baby’s arm. More Info
  • CA: Brazen Thieves Target East Bay Car Dealerships
    3.9.15 – NBC Bay Area – Tarango said sometime after the alarm call from Phantom Motors, a witness called police to report seeing several cars leave H&R Automotive, … More Info
  • CA: Homeowner Watches as Burglars Break Into His Los Angeles House
    3.12.15 – NBC Southern California – Once they entered the home, they triggered the home security alarm and left the residence. They got into their late model silver four-door sedan and left in an … More Info
  • CA: Oxnard man arrested after shoe store burglarized
    3.10.15 – Ventura County Star – Ventura County sheriff’s deputies responded to an audible alarm at the store about 10:45 p.m., officials said. Deputies said they found a smashed window and a … More Info
  • CA: Police Blotter: Officers responding to alarm find homeless man in …
    3.10.15 – San Jose Mercury News – 3:57 p.m. Thursday Officers responding to an activated alarm at a residence located an intruder inside, a 29-year-old homeless … More Info
  • CA: Santa Cruz prowler worked as security guard
    3.14.15 – KSBW The Central Coast – Maness worked as a security guard for first alarm. … First alarm told us that employees go through a thorough … More Info
  • CA: Sonoma deputies searching for quick-moving burglar
    3.11.15 – Santa Rosa Press Democrat – A burglar alarm sounding before dawn Wednesday at Friedman’s Home Improvement store in Sonoma brought sheriff’s deputies to the site in two minutes but … More Info
  • CA: Suspect caught on camera burglarizing vehicles
    3.15.15 – KRCRTV.COM – … Jacob Provencio was patrolling the area at about 5:00 a.m., when he heard the sound of glass breaking and an alarm. More Info
  • CA: Three Arrested in Connection to Novato Restaurant Robbery
    3.14.15 – Patch.com – Officers were dispatched to a burglar alarm activation at 1:40 a.m. in the China Palace. Once on scene, officers detained three suspects … More Info
  • CA: Trio Sets off Alarm, Leads to Arrest
    3.13.15 – KRON4.com – Round 1:40, officers with the Novato Police Department were called to the China Palace when the restaurant’s alarm … More Info
  • DE: Delaware police ID Pennsylvania man fatally shot by trooper
    3.9.15 -Daily Journal – Claymont, Delaware – Delaware State Police are identifying a Pennsylvania man fatally shot by a trooper responding to a shop’s alarm. Police announced … More Info
  • GA: Sheriff’s Calls: Car Stolen, Then Wrecked in Rockdale County
    3.11.15 – Patch.com – Alarm – Walton County Deputies responded to an alarm at a business. Business checked. Everything okay. Zone 2. Nothing reported. Zone 3… More Info
  • GA: Sheriff’s Calls: Road Rage, Drag Racing, Egged Rental Car
    3.10.15 – Patch.com – Alarm – Walton County Deputies responded to an alarm at a business on Hwy 11. Contact made with key holder. Everything okay. Alarm – Walton County … More Info
  • GA: Suspect flees after breaking out Rossville pawnshop window
    3.10.15 – Rome News-Tribune – On Thursday, March 5, at 2:22 a.m., a deputy was dispatched to Midway Pawn and Sales where the burglary alarm sounded … More Info
  • IL: Police: Man Caught With Cash In Pocket After Robbing North Side …
    3.11.15 – CBS Local – Another teller activated a silent alarm and called 911, according to the complaint. The 911 operator broadcast a flash message, and two officers spotted a man … More Info
  • IN: New Albany Police investigate downtown accident involving officer
    3.9.15 – WHAS 11.com – New Albany Police Chief Todd Bailey says the officer was responding with his lights and sirens to a bank alarm when the accident happened. Bailey says both … More Info
  • KY: About $1200 worth of cigarettes stolen
    3.10.15 – State-Journal.com – Robert Warfel said officers were called to John’s Discount Liquor and Tobacco when the business’ alarm sounded just before 3 a.m. … More Info
  • MA: Police logs: Main Street collision
    3.10.15 – mysouthborough – 1145 hrs- Officers investigated a burglar alarm. 1353 hrs- A medical was reported. 1506 hrs- Officers … More Info
  • MA: Somerville school to close for 1 month after roof collapse
    3.11.15 – WHDH-TV – Curtatone said a custodian discovered the collapse after a motion detector alarm went off. When the ceiling collapsed, piles of snow fell into the girls’ bathroom. More Info
  • ME: Rockport Police/fire: Open doors draw police response
    3.12.15 – Gloucester Daily Times – At 8:37 p.m. Tuesday, police responded to an activated burglar alarm at a Main Street … police responded to School Street on report of an activated car alarm. More Info
  • ME: Wiscasset Police Blotter: Damage to washing machines
    3.10.15 – Wiscasset Newspaper – A false alarm went off at a residence, which motion on the … Simmons checked on an alarm going off at Wiscasset High School found to be … More Info
  • MI: Birmingham Police Calls
    3.15.15 – Hometownlife.com – •On March 6, officers were dispatched in reference to an alarm. They discovered the glass panel in the rear door had been shattered … More Info
  • MI: Breaking and entering suspect tries to flee from officers and other …
    3.10.15 – Southgate News Herald – 28 in response to the store’s security alarm being set off. Officers arrived at the scene around 10:15 p.m. and spotted a man dressed in dark clothing with gloves … More Info
  • MN: Mounds View man charged in connection with restaurant burglaries
    3.9.15 – Sun Focus – 17, at 5 a.m., Isanti County deputies were dispatched to an alarm at Jumpin’ Jacks. Upon arrival, officers determined the … More Info
  • MO: An arrest has been made in the burglary of a local convenience store.
    3.14.15 – Daily Journal Online – An arrest has been made in the burglary of a local convenience store. The Farmington Police Department responded to an alarm at Ross Minit Mart. More Info
  • MO: Burglary charges filed against teen who pulled high school fire alarm
    3.14.15 – Branson Tri-Lakes news – At 7:22 a.m., Gray pulled the fire alarm, causing the building to be evacuated, the document states. According to the school website, the high school’s first class … More Info
  • MO: Deputies arrest man suspected of burglarizing convenience store
    3.12.15 – Columbia Daily Tribune – The investigation began at 12:32 a.m. Wednesday when deputies responded to an alarm at the store and found the front glass door smashed, Detective Tom … More Info
  • MO: MAR 14, 2015 Farmington Burglar Arrested
    3.15.15 – My Moinfo – Officers responded to an alarm around 4:00 Sunday morning and found the glass front door had been smashed and an undetermined amount of money and … More Info
  • MO: Suspect arrested in Joplin Avenue burglary
    3.11.15 – Joplin Globe – Police responded to an alarm this morning at Joplin Lawn and Garden and arrested a man who was inside the business. More Info
  • MS: Crime report for March 9
    3.9.15 – Hattiesburg American – •Report of alarm. Upon arrival, the back door was kicked in. No suspect information. •Jevon Alexander Bilbo arrested for DUI-3rd. More Info
  • NC: Police: 14 handguns stolen from Taylorsville pawn shop
    3.9.15 – WSOC Charlotte – Police believe the thief disabled the alarm system and then used a rock to smash a front window. The thief stole popular firearms, like a Charter Arms Pink Lady … More Info
  • NH: Employee, boyfriend charged in break-in at Dunkin’ Donuts
    3.10.15 – Foster’s Daily Democrat – Christopher P. Farias, 33, was charged with burglary. On March 3, just after midnight, police responded to an alarm activation. More Info
  • NJ: Following burglary try, Woolwich police tell residents to report …
    3.11.15 – NJ.com – On the night of March 9, patrols responded to a home on Delaware Crossing following a burglar alarm activation. Upon arrival, police found a screen to a … More Info
  • NJ: Mansfield Police seek pair on shoplifting charges
    3.9.15 – NJ.com – Joseph D. Slusher and Sandra S. Kevitz allegedly set off the security alarm at the exit of the store at and fled to their vehicle before authorities could apprehend … More Info
  • NJ: More than $100K in smartphones stolen from N.J. AT&T store
    3.9.15 – NJ.com – “The preliminary investigation indicates that the suspect disabled the alarm system and forced entry into the store,” Kearns said in a release this afternoon. More Info
  • NJ: Saddle Brook teenagers charged in burglary in Fair Lawn
    3.12.15 – NorthJersey.com – The suspects fled the scene when an alarm was activated. Nothing was taken. Detective Peter Yuskaitis took over the investigation. With evidence found at the … More Info
  • NV: Indian Hills man to plead guilty in burglary
    3.11.15 – The Record-Courier – Christopher Steven Qualls, 38, was arrested after deputies responded to a 2:20 a.m. burglary alarm at the All Star Bar and Grill. While deputies were looking for … More Info
  • NY: Bronxville Police Investigate Sturgis Road Burglary
    3.11.15 – The Daily Voice – “The home alarm system door alarm sounded when a door was opened and the homeowner observed a black male in the home. The suspect fled the home and … More Info
  • OH: Burglar steals appliances from home: Shaker Heights police blotter
    3.13.15 – cleveland.com – Breaking and entering, Lee Road: On March 8, police responded to a burglary alarm at Norwood Muffler and found that someone entered the business through … More Info
  • OH: Doors damaged in separate attempted burglaries
    3.10.15 – ThisWeekNews – She said she ignored it and shortly thereafter she heard a crash and the alarm went off. Nothing was stolen but the suspect caused $500 worth of damage to the … More Info
  • OH: Man Reportedly Breaks into Church, Drinks Wine
    3.14.15 – ABC6OnYourSide.com – He said his burglar alarm went off and he saw a man walking into the church basement. When police arrived, they say they found Richard Kerrick passed out on … More Info
  • OK: Police Investigate Tulsa Warehouse Market Break-In
    3.14.15 – News On 6 – Tulsa Police say the Warehouse Market was burglarized overnight Saturday. Someone broke a window, causing the burglar alarm to go off … More Info
  • PA: Buckingham Rite Aid Burglarized: Police
    3.10.15 – Patch.com – According to Buckingham Township police, officers responded to the store shortly after midnight Monday when the alarm went off. When officers arrived, the front … More Info
  • PA: Police: More bras stolen from Victoria’s Secret store
    3.12.15 – Citizens Voice – The store manager reported there were suspicious females in the store around 5:50 p.m. and the security alarm went off when they exited, but it was unclear if … More Info
  • PA: Upper Merion Police Reports: Wegman’s security finds drone
    3.9.15 – Main Line – Loss prevention stated that a DJI Phantom drone was found. The store held onto it for a month to see if anyone came to claim it before they turned it into UMPD. More Info
  • SC: Man arrested for theft of tools from vehicle
    3.13.15 – The Times and Democrat – The homeowner called deputies Wednesday to report his alarm company had notified him of a break in. He said when he arrived at his house, a black male … More Info
  • SC: Police said alleged shoplifters took nearly $2000 in merchandise …
    3.11.15 – MyrtleBeachOnline.com – The employee told police she heard the store alarm go off, and another customer told her that a man and woman ran out of the store. The employee said she … More Info
  • TN: K9 used to nab burglar hiding in a closet
    3.9.15 – wreg.com – “I’m gonna set my alarm every time I leave the house. I always lock the door but I don’t always set the alarm, now I’m going to set the alarm,” she said. Asua’s bail … More Info
  • TN: KPD charges teens with additional business burglaries
    3.13.15 – Kingsport Times News – The following morning, Thomas and King allegedly worked together in two additional burglaries. At 2:26 a.m. an alarm sounded at the nearby Kelley’s Package, … More Info
  • TN: Teens tabbed in Kingsport burglary spree
    3.11.15 – Kingsport Times News – Kingsport police report that at 2:26 a.m. an alarm sounded at the liquor store followed by an alarm two minutes later at the pharmacy, … More Info
  • TX: Burglars try to take Xboxes, PlayStations from Baybrook GameStop
    3.11.15 – KHOU – It was about 3 a.m. when a silent alarm went off at the business along the Gulf Freeway. Clear Lake officers responded and found several suspects had broken … More Info
  • TX: Caught on Cam: Deli Planet Burglar
    3.10.15 – KFDX – That was reality for the owners of the Deli Planet early Monday morning when an intruder set off their silent alarm, which triggered the alarm company to call … More Info
  • TX: Hays Co. Sheriff’s Office still looking for Dripping Springs burglary …
    3.9.15 – MyFox Austin – A burglar alarm scared him off at one house. This weekend we told you what happened at Adam Beckman’s house on Stone View Trail. He says he came home … More Info
  • TX: HPD searching for men who committed jewelry store smash-and-grab
    3.9.15 – KPRC Houston – That was a false alarm and mall management sent this memo, apologizing for the confusion. As for the Zale robbery police … More Info
  • TX: HPD: Crooks caught red-handed loading up on Xbox, Wii consoles ...
    3.11.15 – KPRC Houston – A silent alarm was tripped during the break-in and police arrived in time to catch the men in the act. One of the men fled in the car, leaving his buddies. The other … More Info
  • TX: Lubbock Police Release Surveillance, Woman Robs Bank
    3.13.15 – EverythingLubbock.com – This morning at 10:36 a.m., we received a hold up alarm at Prosperity Bank. A short time later we also received a 911 call from … More Info
  • TX: Suspect arrested in Montgomery Plaza holdups
    3.13.15 – Fort Worth Star Telegram – … to open a register, but the worker told the suspect that they were locked out. The robber fled, but another Chick-Fil-A employee had activated a holdup alarm. More Info
  • UT: Early morning business burglary nets $500
    3.13.15 – St George News – George – St. George Police officers responded Friday morning to an alarm at Drive Train Unlimited in St. George, and upon arrival found that someone had … More Info
  • WA: Police News – Mar. 9, 2015
    3.9.15 – Voice of the Valley – On February 10 at 6 p.m. ., officers responded to an alarm with front door entry. Dispatch also advised officers that there was … More Info
  • WI: Monday police log: Woman gets stuck in store
    3.9.15 – Wisconsin Rapids Tribune – •At 2:07 p.m. Sunday, a village of Port Edwards man said a child pulled a fire alarm, and the … More Info

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