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3-19-18 NESA Monitor

Public Safety Updates

  • FL: Businesses, police using new alarm system
    3.12.18 – Palm Beach Daily News – Christine Cunningham, lead communications supervisor with the Palm Beach Police Department, said it takes about 10 minutes for an alarm company to even call the police without the system. The alarm company must first call the tenant and the property owner before calling the nonemergency line at the police station, …More Info
  • FL: Clearwater alarm ordinance updated
    3.16.18 – Tampa Bay Newspapers – Clearwater – As it works to achieve its second-century goals, the city has updated its security alarm system ordinance to reflect the new digitization of the program. Clearwater Police Chief Dan Slaughter appeared before the Clearwater City Council on March 12 at City Hall to seek approval for the amendments to the … More Info

Industry News

  • Evolving Card Access Options
    3.2.18 – Locksmith Ledger – Your grasp of this rapidly evolving technology helps you stay ahead of the curve and keep your customers safe … More Info
  • How To Manage Wireless Smart Locks
    3.2.18 – Locksmith Ledger -Home automation is gaining traction in the security market. But security is not only used in the home, so I am… More Info
  • How Sexual Misconduct Threatens the Security Industry
    3.13.18 – Security – Security professionals are tasked with addressing reputational risk as well as physical risk, but are our own departments and industry doing enough to avoid being a risk to the enterprise as a whole? It’s time to take a good, hard look at your workplace and ask if it is inclusive, supportive and fair. More Info
  • ADT continues integrator acquisition spree, buys ACME Security Systems
    3.13.18 – SIW – Company further expands its footprint in the commercial market with its fifth acquisition since last summer… More Info
  • Don’t Shortchange Your Customers When It Comes to Tech Choices, Central Station Selection
    3.12.18 – SSI – Legal expert Ken Kirschenbaum explains why you you need to be sure that you are responsibly performing your services. More Info
  • ADS Security Spearheads ASAP to PSAP Efforts in Brentwood, Tenn.
    3.16.18 – Security Sales & Integration – Alarm companies such as ADS will be able to electronically send information like addresses, names, and alarm information directly to 911 operators in Brentwood. The information appears in an “instant messaging” box for the 911 operators to quickly review. They then are able to provide real-time dispatching information … More Info
  • 10 Boneheaded Installation Safety Fails
    3.14.18 – SSI – Apparently these guys have never heard of “safety first.” From installing cameras to changing light bulbs, these safety fails will leave you scratching your head. More Info
  • ADT Reports $4.3B in 2017 Revenue, Possible Amazon Partnership
    3.16.18 – CEPro – ADT credits marketing and installation efficiencies for 4% revenue gain. Breakeven point per subsidized installation cut to 2.5 years. Possible Amazon partnership on table. More info
  • COPS to offer mPERS monitoring
    3.14.18 – SSN – Williamstown, N.J.—COPS Monitoring, a company with a network of six monitoring centers across the U.S., is looking to monitor mobile personal emergency response systems for its dealers this year. More Info

Legislative News

Bill Text Description History
LASB00133
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Senator Sharon Hewitt | PUBLIC RECORDS: Provides relative to documents submitted to the Louisiana State Fire Marshal. (8/1/18).
Status: 03/12/2018: Introduced in the Senate; read by title. Rules suspended. Read second time and referred to the Committee on Senate and Governmental Affairs.
History
NJAB03554
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Prohibits sale of certain alarm business signs and decals. Companion bill: S1869.
Status: 3/12/2018: Introduced, Referred to Assembly Consumer Affairs Committee
History
NJAB03661
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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. Companion bill: S1017.
Status: 3/13/2018 : Introduced, Referred to Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee
History

State & National News

  • Six tips for picking a home alarm system that’ll fit your needs
    3.13.18 – Fresno Bee – Q: We have had a series of break-ins in my neighborhood in the last few weeks. We don’t have an alarm but I think we need to get one. How do I sort out the advertising claims to know how to pick the best system for us? A: According to an Academic Study of Home and Business Security by Temple University, the Electronic … More Info
  • Bill Would Require Panic Alarm In NJ Public Schools
    3.13.18 – wbgo.org – New Jersey lawmakers are making another effort to get legislation enacted that would require all public schools be equipped with a panic alarm that would be directly linked to law enforcement authorities. The silent alarm would be activated during a shooting or other school emergency. Former Governor Chris Christie … More Info
  • California bill looks to preserve net neutrality rules
    3.14.18 – Associated Press – A California lawmaker has introduced legislation that looks to maintain net-neutrality rules recently scuttled by the Federal Communications Commission, setting up a likely showdown with influential internet companies and, if his bill passes, with the Trump administration in court. NCSL resources on net neutrality legislation. More Info
  • 4th Circ. Says Honeywell, UTC Not Liable For Sellers’ Calls
    3.14.18 – Law360 – … on Wednesday upheld the toss of claims seeking to hold UTC Fire & Security and Honeywell liable for allegedly unlawful telemarketing calls made by home-security system retailers, ruling that the plaintiffs had failed to provide “more than a scintilla of evidence” that the alarm manufacturers supported the retailers’ actions. More Info
  • Will feds overrule states on occupational licensing?
    3.14.18 – NCSL – Congressmen from both sides of the aisle echoed state lawmakers’ skepticism about the effects of excessive occupational licensing during a recent hearing of the U.S. House of Representatives. More Info

Business Tips

  • Modern Selling: How to Sell to DIY Guys
    2.13.18 – SIW – 3 ways to deal with those pesky customers who think they can do it better than a pro
  • Resistance Is Futile: Interactive Services Are Here to Stay
    3.5.18 – SDM – What is really driving this boom is the way these products and networks are starting to play together, allowing people to add what they want with whatever system they already have and control everything with one app. More Info
  • Learning to Love Do-It-Yourself Security
    2.12.18 – SDM – DIY Security gains momentum as dealers try to determine the best role to play in this market. More Info
  • How to Gain and Retain Local Credibility With Your Security Company
    3.16.18 – Security Sales & Integration – Even though as an alarm company your focus may be local, business leaders and general consumers in your community are sure to use the Internet when they search for the security and life-safety products and services that you offer. The bottom line, you must be in those search engines, and you must rank well in order for … More Info

Fire & EMS News

  • CA: Smoke alarm triggers lockdown at Arroyo Grande High School …
    3.12.18 – KSBY San Luis Obispo News – A school spokesperson says the lockdown was put in place because a smoke alarm was triggered and the fire department had to be called in to clear it. There was no fire. All students are said to be safe. … More Info
  • FL: Clay County family loses everything in fire
    3.16.18 – WOKV – He was sleeping when he said he thought his alarm on his phone was going off. “The smoke detector started going off, thought it was my phone and tried to shut off the alarm on my phone, but it wouldn’t shut off,” Yost said. He then noticed smoke starting to fill the house and woke up his family. “They could hear the stress in … More Info
  • GA: Mall of Georgia evacuated due to trash compactor fire
    3.16.18 – WXIA-TV – A trash compactor fire led to the evacuation of Georgia’s largest mall on Friday after the smoke set off alarms and sprinklers. Gwinnett Fire Captain Tommy Rutledge told 11Alive that the fire was reported around 11:52 a.m. near the food court. Security crews were able to douse the fire before fire crews arrived. The fire was … More Info
  • IL: False Fire Alarm Leads to Arrest of Salem Man
    3.16.18 – WJBD Online – A false fire alarm at a Salem home led to the arrest of one of the occupants on an outstanding warrant. Salem Police say a warrant check was completed on Nicholas Gregory after police had arrived at the home and determined there was no fire. Gregory was taken to the Marion County Jail on the … More Info
  • IL: Firemen arrive in time to stop two small Decatur fires before they can …
    3.12.18 – Herald & Review – Decatur – Firemen got there in time to prevent two minor Decatur fires from becoming bigger problems on Sunday. The first fire was reported at 11 a.m. as the police responded to a burglar alarm. Dan Kline, a battalion chief with Decatur Fire Department, said the house was locked up secure … More Info
  • IL: Gurnee Mills Burger King suffers water damage after small fire
    3.18.18 – Chicago Daily Herald – The Gurnee Fire Department responded to a small kitchen fire at the Burger King in Gurnee Mills Saturday evening, officials said. The restaurant’s fire alarm went off just before 6 p.m., according to Battalion Chief Bob Heraver. The fire had been extinguished by the sprinkler head when firefighters arrived, Heraver said, and … More Info
  • IL: Police 3-16-18
    3.17.18 – MyWebTimes.com – Streator firefighters responded at 12:16 p.m. Thursday to a fire alarm caused by burnt food. Streator firefighters responded at 11:11 p.m. Thursday to a fire alarm caused by burnt food. Streator firefighters responded at 9:21 a.m. Friday to Knights of Columbus, … More Info
  • IL: Siren Report
    3.13.18 – Journal Gazette and Times-Courier – Firefighters responded to an fire alarm set off by cigarette smoke at 2:44 p.m. Friday. Firefighters were called to Eastern Illinois University’s Greek Court at 8:58 p.m. Friday for a fire alarm. The alarm was set off by burnt food. – Firefighters responded to a fire call at 5:38 a.m. Saturday at 300 … More Info
  • KY: Fire alarm prompts South Warren High School students to evacuate
    3.14.18 – Bowling Green Daily News – Students evacuated South Warren High School on Wednesday after a fire alarm went off. Police scanner traffic said firefighters were searching for the source of smoke on the building’s second floor. However, Woodburn volunteer fire Chief Bob Skipper said there was no fire. Skipper said a teacher pulled a fire alarm after … More Info
  • MA: Alarm Alerts Homeowners To Falmouth House Fire
    3.17.18 – CapeNews.net – At approximately 3:30 AM, the residents were alerted to a fire by their battery-operated fire alarm. The Falmouth Fire Rescue Department responded, extinguishing the fire within 10 minutes. They remained on the scene to ensure no other part of the structure caught fire, Deputy Fire Chief Timothy R. More Info
  • MA: Bourne Town Administrator: Storm Has Left ‘A Lot Of Work To Do’
    3.17.18 – CapeNews.net – A fire alarm sent firefighters to a home. The home’s … A number of commercial fire alarms went off as well, notably at Massachusetts Maritime Academy and Sail World. Those alarms did not go off because of fires; they went off because of the weather, he said. Bourne … More Info
  • MA: Cohasset police log, March 5-11
    3.17.18 – Wicked Local – The Department of Environmental Protection was notified. 9:52 a.m.: A fire alarm was reported at Second Congregational Church. Fire personnel reported nothing showing and attempted to reset the alarm. … More Info
  • MD: Police: Man pulls apartment building fire alarm 37 times, blames …
    3.16.18 – WJLA – Silver Spring, Md. (ABC7) – The clanging sound of a fire alarm has echoed throughout the halls of a high-rise apartment building 37 times in the last four months, all thanks to one man, Montgomery County Police allege. The onslaught of malicious fire alarm activations at the Park Montgomery Apartments … More Info
  • MO: Cape Girardeau fire report 3/12/18
    3.12.18 – Southeast Missourian – Medical assists were made at 12:53 a.m.; 4:21 a.m.; 11:13 a.m.; 2:11 p.m. ; and 3:52 p.m. At 1:11 a.m., alarm system sounded. At 7:49 a.m., alarm system sounded. At 9:16 a.m., a call … More Info
  • MO: Smoke detector likely saved homeowner’s life in Holts Summit …
    3.17.18 – ABC17News.com – Without the smoke detector alarm, I am not sure the homeowner awakens in time to evacuate,” Pasley said. Pasley said six fire trucks and 18 firefighters responded to the scene. He said New Bloomfield Fire, Callaway County Sheriff’s Department and Callaway Ambulance responded to help. Copyright 2018 KMIZ … More Info
  • NY: Sprinkler system contains Clarence apartment fire
    3.12.18 – Buffalo News – A fire alarm monitoring company at 2:12 p.m. reported sprinkler activation in the building, located behind The Dome golfing facility. The fire in a kitchen area was contained by the sprinkler system and extinguished by firefighters, according to fire officials. The cause of the fire is under … More Info
  • SC: Students evacuate Aiken Middle School after some smoke sets off …
    3.16.18 – Aiken Standard – The students and staff of Aiken Middle School were evacuated this morning when the fire alarm went off. Principal Scott Floyd said fire crews arrived Friday morning and determined that some smoke had come from a “network component” in their computer lab, which set off the fire alarm. There was no actual fire, Floyd said. More Info
  • TN: Smoke detectors were unplugged in Horn Lake house fire
    3.16.18 – WMC Action News 5 – Firefighters found the only smoke alarm in the home in a box, disconnected and without a battery. “I think the steam from the shower always set it off, and Pa ended up disconnecting it,” Stull said. In hindsight, Stull now realizes it could have saved his family from the heartache. “Make sure your fire alarms are up-to-date, … More Info
  • WA: Sunnyside Fire Calls
    3.13.18 – Sunnyside Daily Sun News – Automatic fire alarm. Canceled due to false alarm. Automatic fire … More Info

Crime News

  • CA: Auburn Police respond to bank’s armed robbery alarm
    3.15.18 – Auburn Journal – Auburn Police responded with guns drawn on the street to an armed robbery bank alarm today in Downtown Auburn. The alarm came in to dispatchers at about 8:30 a.m. from the Bank of America branch, drawing police to the front of the bank, where the street was cleared. Sgt. Chris Foreman said after a … More Info
  • CA: Cameras catch thieves reportedly stealing $200K in jewelry
    3.15.18 – 10News – EL CAJON, (KGTV) — A jewelry store owner in El Cajon left with nearly nothing after thieves stole $200,000 worth of gold from him. Forever Fine Jewelry means everything to the owner. It’s a sanctuary for his craft — covered in silver and gold — until thieves came in and took it away. The owner’s daughter didn’t want to show … More Info
  • CA: Law Review: Trained police dog bites innocent bystander
    3.16.18 – Truckee Sun – A burglar alarm was triggered in a two-story office building in San Diego on a Thursday night at 10:40 p.m. Three San Diego Police officers arrived within minutes. They found an open door leading to Suite 201. One officer yelled, “This is the San Diego Police Department! Come out now or I am sending in a police dog! More Info
  • CA: Masked men hold up City Heights jewelry store
    3.17.18 – fox5sandiego.com – San Diego — Two masked men armed with pistols burst into a City Heights jewelry store, jumped over the counter and snatched up merchandise before fleeing the scene on Friday, police confirmed. A hold-up alarm from inside Eclipse Jewelry alerted authorities to the robbery, and police arrived at the … More Info
  • CA: MCSO: Intoxicated Covelo woman arrested after breaking window of …
    3.14.18 – KRCRTV.COM – Officials said that after talking with neighbors, deputies learned that 29-year-old Eraina Davis of Covelo was seen leaving the area of the business when the alarm activated in connection with the sound of glass breaking. Deputies searched the area and found Davis, according to the … More Info
  • CA: Police arrest suspect in credit union robbery
    3.15.18 – Auburn Journal – The Auburn Police Department was dispatched to a robbery alarm on Monday around 3:21 p.m., tat the First US Community Credit Union a press release said. While officers were responding, Auburn Police Dispatch received a 911 call confirming a robbery had occurred at the credit … More Info
  • CA: Police Hunt Armed, Dangerous Female Robber Who’s Terrorizing …
    3.16.18 – CBS Los Angeles – As she gathered the money, Espinosa was afraid but also managed to turn on the alarm. Meanwhile, the woman hid the gun behind her back as Espinosa attended to customers. The five-minute robbery felt like an eternity for Espinosa and she’s glad police released the video. Detectives believe this woman is responsible … More Info
  • CA: South LA homeowner asks for public’s help to find burglars who …
    3.16.18 – KABC-TV – After previous break-ins, the homeowner bought an alarm system, dogs and surveillance cameras. The footage from those cameras shows the two burglars breaking into her home on the afternoon of March 6. A man can be seen knocking on her door, peering through the window and eventually removing the camera. Then … More Info
  • CA: Woman found guilty of looting during Oroville spillway evacuations
    3.17.18 – KRCRTV.COM – A jury found a woman guilty of looting during the Oroville Dam spillway evacuations Thursday. Brenda Wilson, 52, of Oroville, was charged in Butte County Superior Court with a felony count of accessory after the fact, and a jury found her guilty of the offense. Wilson was arrested after an officer heard an alarm sounding at … More Info
  • DE: Milford Man Arrested Following Multiple Shoplifting Incidents at …
    3.16.18 – WBOC TV 16 – Both times, police said, the alarm set off worry to people shopping inside the store before the alarm could be deactivated. Gowens was arrested and charged with counts of shoplifting and conspiracy, among others, and was committed to the Department of Corrections on $3,500 secured bail. He was given a no contact order … More Info
  • IL: Police Blotter March 13
    3.17.18 – The Independent – Facilities management was notified for a clean up. Feb. 28 – CCICS: Officers and Chicago Fire Department responded to a fire alarm at the south campus. … March 4 – CCICS: The alarm company notified NEIU police of a burglar alarm that was set off at the south campus location. Officers conducted a sweep of the building. More Info
  • LA: Sheriff: Man steals cash register from Schriever store
    3.13.18 – Houma Courier – 20 to investigate a triggered burglar alarm, the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office said. The store’s front glass door had been shattered, and a suspect was captured on security cameras ripping out a cash register that contained a small amount of money, authorities said. Anyone with information about this burglary is asked to … More Info
  • MA: Bridgewater police log, Feb. 26-March 4
    3.17.18 – Wicked Local – 8:37 a.m.: A tamper alarm was reported at Construction Drilling Services. Police checked and secured the property. … More Info
  • MA: Carver Police Log: March 5-11
    3.14.18 – Wicked Local – 2:49 a.m. A burglar alarm was reported. 7:55 a.m. A missing person was reported. 8:26 a.m. A disable motor vehicle was reported. 9:54 a.m. A burglar alarm was reported. 12:25 p.m. A fire assist was reported. More Info
  • MA: Mattapoisett Police Log, March 4-10
    3.13.18 – Wicked Local – 2:51 a.m.: A burglar alarm was reported.. 6:40 a.m.: A fire alarm was reported. 7:01 a.m.: A fire alarm was reported. 7:08 a.m.: A fire alarm was reported. 12:22 p.m.: Suspicious activity was reported. 7:53 a.m.: A motor … More Info
  • MA: Pembroke police log, March 2-12
    3.17.18 – Wicked Local – 9:07 a.m.: A residential alarm was reported. … More Info
  • MA: Police/Fire
    3.14.18 – Gloucester Daily Times – 5:43 a.m.: Police responded to a report of an activated alarm. It was a false alarm. 3:41 a.m.: Police responded to report of an activated alarm. It was a false alarm. 2:19 a.m.: Officer responded to Whistle Stop Mall on report of suspicious activity and found two people sleeping in a vehicle. More Info
  • MA: Rochester Police Log, March 4-10
    3.12.18 – Wicked Local – 8:54 a.m.: A burglar alarm was reported. 9:09 a.m.: A fire alarm was reported. 2:27 p.m.: A fire alarm was reported. … More Info
  • MA: Rockland police log, Jan. 26-Feb. 1
    3.17.18 – Wicked Local – 11:57 a.m.: A burglar alarm was reported. 11:46 p.m.: A burglar alarm was reported. Police checked and secured the property. … More Info
  • MA: Rockland police log, Jan. 26-Feb. 1
    3.18.18 – Wicked Local Walpole – 11:57 a.m.: A burglar alarm was reported. 1:46 p.m.: A burglar alarm was reported. Police checked and secured the property. … More Info
  • MA: Swampscott police log, March 2-10
    3.17.18 – Wicked Local – 4:17 a.m.: An alarm was reported. 7:26 a.m.: An alarm was reported. 7:28 a.m.: An … More Info
  • MA: Wenham police log, Feb. 15-March 5
    3.17.18 – Wicked Local – 5:38 a.m.: An alarm was reported at Bessie Buker Elementary School. 2:47 p.m.: An alarm was reported. 11:57 p.m.: An alarm was reported … More Info
  • MD: BALT. CO. CRIME | Pepper-spray attack & armed robbery in Milford …
    3.17.18 – Fox Baltimore – The cashier pressed an alarm and the suspect fled without taking anything. At 1:30 p.m. that day, someone entered a leasing office at Woodholme Manor Apartments and demanded money. The victim told the suspect there was no money. The suspect then “used pepper spray on the victim” and fled, … More Info
  • MI: Man crashes stolen snowmobile into party store to steal smokes
    3.14.18 – MLive.com – At 12:40 a.m. on Tuesday, March 13, Bay County Sheriff’s deputies responded to an alarm at Dore’s Party Store. Upon arrival, deputies saw the front door had been smashed and that someone had entered the building, said Sheriff Troy R. Cunningham. The intruder made off with … More Info
  • MO: Caught on camera: Thief steals from Holly Hills home
    3.18.18 – KSDK – Kuene said that at least one person, broke through the basement window, walked up the steps, smashed the alarm and was able to unlock the back door. “The whole process took about a minute for them to come in the house, gather up everything that they wanted, set some stuff by the back door that they planned on … More Info
  • MS: Brothers among 4 charged in separate burglaries
    3.15.18 – Vicksburg Post – According to police reports, Thomas Gray was seen on store video kicking in the door to the business, setting off a sensor alarm, hesitated, then entered the store, with Antonio acting as lookout. Police caught Thomas in the store with a bag of merchandise. … More Info
  • NV: Police investigate bank robbery in northwest Reno
    3.17.18 – KOLO – Police say about 9:20AM March 16, 2018. they responded to reports of a holdup alarm at Great Basin bank. While officers were responding, the alarm was upgraded to a Robbery alarm. Police say the robber left before they got there, and the amount of the loss has not been … More Info
  • NV: Suspected copper thief stuck in attic of vacant Las Vegas grocery store
    3.17.18 – News3LV – Police officers were trying to get someone out of the attic of a vacant Las Vegas grocery store Friday. Las Vegas Metropolitan Police officers got a report just before 10 a.m. Friday, March 16, that a man was stuck in the attic of a shopping center near Craig and Rancho. A maintenance worker on site said a burglar alarm was … More Info
  • NY: Two Sunset Park T-Mobile stores targeted in chain of robberies
    3.16.18 – Brooklyn Reporter – The police are asking the public for help in identifying two of the individuals; the third is already in custody. The men allegedly entered six T-Mobile stores between November, 2017 and February, 2018, stealing 14 iPhones, an iPad and two Samsung phones overall. Each time, the men would cut the alarm wire in the display … More Info
  • OH: Police Reports
    3.16.18 – SalemNews.net – An alarm activated at the Lincoln Learning Center at 11:33 p.m. Wednesday. The exterior was secure and the keyholder responded to reset the alarm. — A man reported at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday that he received a text message from a male asking him to call … More Info
  • OH: Police Reports
    3.17.18 – SalemNews.net – An alarm was reported at 8:05 p.m. Thursday, with the exterior of the business found secure. — Police were called at 5:55 p.m. Thursday to Circle K East for a dispute. Officers spoke with a man who advised another man spit on his truck for unknown reasons. The suspect … More Info
  • OK: Broken Arrow police arrest 5 after break-in at powersports dealership
    3.12.18 – KOKI FOX 23 – Broken Arrow, Okla. – Broken Arrow police arrested five people accused of working together to break into a powersports dealership. Officials told FOX23 the suspects cut through several chain link fences to get inside Shaggy’s Powersports on Saturday. More Info
  • OK: Two arrested on drug complaints
    3.13.18 – Tulsa World – Two Sand Springs men were arrested on drug complaints after one of the men allegedly admitted to selling marijuana from a local apartment this week. Police were called about an intrusion alarm at an apartment, so an officer checked the door, according to an incident report. A man .. More Info
  • PA: Burglary, Thefts, Disorderly Conduct: Springfield Police Blotter
    3.14.18 – Patch.com – Pacific Sunwear reported a retail theft. A store employee heard the audible security alarm activate at the front of the store. She observed two women and a man exiting the store carrying a large amount of merchandise. The suspects were last seen running toward the Target store and exiting the mall. More Info
  • TX: Car drives into Mesquite comic store
    3.17.18 – Star Local Media – A local family-owned Mesquite business was dealt with several thousands of dollars in damages Thursday morning when a man drove his vehicle into their store. According to the police service call log, the call came in as a burglary alarm going off at 11:09 a.m. … More Info
  • TX: Local pharmacy burglarized; cash, drugs stolen
    3.13.18 – KWTX – Police responded to the Pharmacy Plus after the alarm went off around 3:50 a.m. Monday. Officers found the front door forced open and determined an undisclosed amount of cash and prescription medications had been stolen, police Chief Phillip Prasifka said. “The offense occurred just prior to the … More Info
  • TX: SAPD: Burglars use sledgehammer to steal diamond rings from …
    3.12.18 – KSAT – San Antonio – San Antonio police are working to determine who broke into a South Side jewelry store and then used a sledgehammer to steal diamond rings early Monday morning. SAPD said they received a call around 5:20 a.m. for a ringing burglar alarm. More Info
  • TX: Thieves cut through roof, safe of coin store, steal close to $45K worth …
    3.16.18 – KSAT San Antonio – Leon Valley, Texas – Leon Valley police believe at least two people broke into Texas Coins Monday morning. The thieves cut through the roof of the store to gain entry, and disabled a camera and the alarm system, Sgt. Eddie Gonzales said. More Info
  • VA: Police probe Kmart burglary
    3.13.18 – The Daily Progress – Waynesboro — Waynesboro police are investigating the burglary of the Waynesboro Kmart early Saturday, which resulted in the theft of several items of jewelry. Police responded just before 5 Saturday morning to a burglar alarm at the store. The store was searched and no suspects … More Info
  • VA: Vienna Police Highlights March 2 – 8, 2018
    3.16.18 – Virginia Connection Newspapers – March 2, 11:46 a.m. Officers responded to an alarm and discovered an open door. Officers searched the building with negative results. More Info
  • VA: Waynesboro Police Respond to K-Mart Burglary
    3.13.18 – NBC 29 News – On Saturday March 10th shortly before 5:00 A.M., Officers with the Waynesboro Police Department responding to a burglar alarm at the Waynesboro K-Mart discovered the glass in the front door had been broken out. The store was searched and no suspects were located. More Info
  • VT: Morristown Police Department statistics March 2-8
    3.16.18 – Stowe Today – March 2 at 9:36 p.m., police checked on a business after the security alarm sounded; all was secure…. More Info
  • VT: Police: Burglar tracked 2 miles in snow
    3.16.18 – Rutland Herald – Vermont State Police said they arrested Dylan M. Greeno, 20, and cited him to appear Monday in Middlebury criminal court on a felony burglary charge. Police said they responded around 1 a.m. to an alarm at the business and found it had been broken into and unspecified items were stolen. Police said they found tracks … More Info

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