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January 20, 2014


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Association Events

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Door to Door Sales

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Public Safety Updates

  • AZ: Council finalizes false alarm ordinance
    1.15.14 – YourWestValley.com – Surprise residents attend a public meeting at the Surprise Police Department in September, addressing proposed changes to the false alarm ordinance. More Info
  • CO: Springs Police Say Many Burglar Alarms Not Registered
    1.15.14 – KKTV 11 Colorado Springs – Springs police tell 11 News many alarm companies are failing to register alarms or renew permits for customers each year. More Info
  • CO: Springs police say they will not respond to non-registered burglar alarms
    1.16.14 – FOX 31 Denver – Colorado Springs, Colo. – Police in Colorado Springs will not respond to a burglar alarm if the device is not… More Info
  • DE: Local businesses confront false alarm ordinance
    1.14.14 – Milford Beacon – Milford Police Department Administrative Assistant Vicky Knorr said that the majority of businesses, or about 95 percent, fined for false alarms are up-to-date on …More Info
  • MA: Higher fees requested for false alarms
    1.16.14 – Worcester Telegram – Boylston – Police Chief Anthony Sahagian has asked the Board of Selectmen to consider increasing fines for multiple alarm calls to an address over the … More Info
  • MA: Wayland police chief reminds residents about false alarm fines
    1.15.14 – Wayland Town Crier – Police Chief Robert Irving would like to remind all residential and business alarm owners in Wayland of Bylaw 83-2 in the town of Wayland’s code concerning false alarms. More Info
  • MS: False 911 calls or non-911 calls cause issues at center
    1.18.14 – Winston County Journal – From staff and press reports   The Louisville and Winston County dispatch center can receive several hundred non-emergency calls every month and sometimes-in one day. Many of these include accidental calls from cellphones and alarm systems going off for the… More Info
  • NC: Alarm ordinance updated
    1.18.14 – Charlotte Observer- “The false alarms are taking up too much of our officers’ time,” said Mint Hill Police Chief Tim Ledford. “Ninety-nine percent of the alarm calls turn out to be false … More Info
  • NC: Wilson City Council to consider false alarm fees
    1.15.14 – The Wilson Times – New fire and security alarm fees will be considered by the Wilson City Council during its meeting Thursday night. More Info
  • NC: Wilson leaders delay decision on alarm fees
    1.17.14 – The Wilson Times – Questions about the need for the city to charge a security and fire alarm registration fee led the Wilson City Council to delay the approval of new false alarm fees … More Info
  • NY: NT police to enforce alarm ordinance
    1.17.14 – Tonawanda News – Tonawanda News – The North Tonawanda Police Department will begin a stricter enforcement of the city’s “Avoidable Alarm Ordinance” on Feb. 1. More Info

Industry News

  • Google buying digital thermostat/smoke alarm maker Nest for $3.2B
    1.13.14 – Seeking Alpha – Google (GOOG ) is acquiring Nest Labs , a maker of intelligent thermostats and smoke alarms , for $3.2B in cash. Nest, founded by former Apple exec Tony Fadell (sometimes called the godfather of the iPod), has become a darling of the Silicon Valley startup scene by launching innovative, digitally-controlled home products that show an Apple-like design flair (and Apple-like pricing). Nest … More Info
  • Lawsuits Resolved, Alarm.com, iControl, Telguard Now Besties
    1.15.14 – CEPro- Alarm.com and iControl, two giants in the home automation and security business, have resolved their respective lawsuits and will now fight off certain invasions from the likes of Google and Nest. More Info
  • Can Wi-Fi or Bluetooth Supplant ZigBee or Z-Wave for Home Automation?
    1.16.14 – CEPro – Some experts say Wi-Fi and/or Bluetooth, including lower-power variants, could upstage today’s dedicated home-automation protocols such as ZigBee and Z-Wave. More Info
  • Growth of electric strikes, electromagnetic locks to outperform that of mechanical locks
    1.9.14- Securityinfo Watch – Increasing popularity of electronic access control systems cited … More Info
  • Bosch Security Systems Recalls Fire Control Panels Due to Fire …
    1.17.14- eNews Park Forest – Description: The recall involves G-series Fire Alarm Control Panels that are professionally installed and have model numbers that end in GV4 and use D192G …More Info
  • BBB on Homes: Examine options when choosing alarm provider
    1.18.14 – Houston Chronicle – Although no alarm system will make your home completely burglar-proof, a home security system can reduce chances of being burglarized and provide peace of … More Info

Legislative News

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Sponsor(s): SENATOR(S) GIESSEL | An Act relating to automatic renewals of contracts for home security products or services; and relating to the Alaska Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Act.
Status: 01/10/2014 : (S) PREFILE RELEASED 1/10/14


Alarm systems, alarm monitoring companies, certain verification of alarm signal required, Electronic Security Board of Licensure to enforce, Sec. 34-1A-1 am’d; Sec. 34-1A-11 added
Status: 01/15/2014 : Pending Committee Action in House of Origin Boards, Agencies and Commissions


Alarm systems, alarm monitoring companies, certain verification of alarm signal required, Electronic Security Board of Licensure to enforce, Sec. 34-1A-1 am’d; Sec. 34-1A-11 added
Status: 01/14/2014 : Pending Committee Action in House of Origin Governmental Affairs



Establishes the Fire Equipment Distributors Regulation and Licensing Law | Roorda, Jeff (113)
Status: 01/16/2014 : Introduced and Read First Time (H)



Carbon monoxide detectors; required installation in rental dwelling units. Amends the Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act and other sections on landlord and tenant law to require landlords to install and maintain carbon monoxide detectors in all rental dwelling units. The bill also imposes an obligation on the tenant to not remove or tamper with a carbon monoxide detector.
Status: 01/08/2014 : Senate: Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology


State Trends

  • MD: 200 guns sold in Maryland to those illegally barred from ownership
    1.11.14 – The Baltimore Sun – More than 200 guns were sold to people legally barred from owning them as a surge in firearms sales last year overwhelmed Maryland’s background check system, according to state police. The sales occurred last year as part of a flurry before Maryland’s tough new gun law — enacted following the school massacre in Newtown, Conn. More Info
  • OK: Oklahoma lawmaker proposes downsizing Legislature
    1.16.14 – The Ada News – An Oklahoma lawmaker wants to make the Legislature smaller, saying his proposal could save the state more than $16.5 million a year. Check out NCSL’s research on this issue. More Info

National News

  • US Jobs Report Employment Sputters Workforce Shrinks
    1.10.14 — Big News Network – The U.S. economy created only 74,000 jobs in December, according to the government’s statistics ‘ a shockingly low number in light of a … More Info
  • Law enforcement trends to follow in 2014
    12.26.13 – Officer.com – Every chief, sheriff and departmental purchasing agent will start off 2014 with their eyes on some old issues and new trends to follow this year. New trends to follow next year will vary from the smaller department to the larger and add urban and rural filters to it. What are some of the trends or issues to follow? Well, here are a few. More Info

Business Tips

  • What Millennials Want In The Workplace (And Why You Should Start Giving It To Them)
    1.13.14– Forbes.com – Do you enjoy judging the Millennial Generation? If so, take heart: You’ll have plenty opportunities to do just that in the coming years. That generation (which is also known as Generation Y, and which spans the ages of roughly 20 to the early 30s) will soon represent the biggest chunk of the American workforce. Given this reality, some experts argue that it’s time for older generations especially. More Info
  • How to Get Work Done
    1.14.14 – CIO Insight – Create a workplace where meetings have meaning, collaboration coexists with accomplishing work, and business goals are clearly defined and achievable. More Info
  • Getting Your Work Done (Despite Meetings and Coworkers)
    1.14.14 – CIO Insight – Cushman & Wakefield IT manager Risa Fogel shares advice on purposeful meetings, collaboration and setting business goals that are clearly defined and achievable. More Info
  • 3 secret phrases every leader must know
    1.8.14 – Thought Leaders LLC – Leadership is inherently about communication. Your ability to communicate well with your team, your boss, your coworkers, and anyone else around you can make or break your career as a leader. Given the importance we place on communications, it always helps to have a few tools and techniques that can give you an edge and make you a more effective communicator. More Info

Fire News

  • CA: Riverside: False alarm triggers evacuation
    1.15.14 – Press-Enterprise -Evacuees stand at the entrance of a parking garage after a false fire alarm forced them to leave the building while firefighters investigated on Tuesday, Jan… More Info
  • CT: Faulty smoke detector triggers Staples alarm, causing evacuation
    1.15.14 – Westport-News – A faulty smoke detector triggered an alarm that caused evacuation of Staples High School around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. Evacuating the building is standard … More Info
  • FL: Crowne Plaza temporarily evacuated due to smoke alarms
    1.17.14 – WEAR – Hotel management says smoke caused the alarm to go off around 11:30 this morning. It came from the motor in the service elevator. All 15 floors of rooms had to … More Info
  • IA: Des Moines teens smash window, escape house fire
    1.15.14 – The Fairfield Ledger – Des Moines (AP) — Two Des Moines teenagers escaped a fire in their home by smashing a window and scrambling to safety. KCCI-TV reports a smoke alarm sounded Tuesday morning in the home of Butch Grimm. The alarm roused Grimm’s 13-year-old son, who rushed to wake up his 15-year-old sister. They tried to get out, but the small house was filling quickly with smoke, so the girl wrapped her hand with … More Info
  • MN: Rosedale theaters evacuated after smoke trips alarm
    1.13.14 – Minneapolis Star Tribune – About 600 people were evacuated from the AMC Rosedale 14 theaters in Roseville on Sunday night after a small dumpster fire touched off the complex’s fire … More Info
  • NC: Sprinkler system extinguishes early morning fire at Doubletree Hotel
    1.15.14 – Rocky Mount Telegram – A fire sprinkler system extinguished a small electrical fire Wednesday morning at the Doubletree Hotel. Rocky Mount Fire Chief Trey Mayo said a guest at the hotel smelled smoke and activated a fire alarm pull station to alert authorities. More Info
  • OK: Tulsa Fire Department Investigates Cause Of Two House Fires
    1.16.14 – News On 6 – The home did have a smoke detector but firefighters said it had a weak battery and did not sound an alarm. Damage to the home was confined to the attic area  More Info
  • WA: Seattle police release surveillance photos in nightclub arson probe
    1.14.14 – Seattle Times – Recognize the guy in these surveillance photos? Seattle detectives would like to talk to him in connection with the New Year’s Day arson at Neighbours nightclub. According to Seattle police, just after midnight Jan. 1, someone poured gasoline, then set it on fire, on a carpeted stairway at the… More Info
  • WI: Man saved by carbon monoxide alarm on East Side
    1.17.14 – Wisconsin State Journal – An East Side man was fortunate he had a carbon monoxide alarm installed in December by the Madison Fire Department. The alarm saved his life early Friday morning. More Info

Crime News

  • BC: Police investigate four break and enters, two in Nelson, two in Castlegar
    1.16.14 – Nelson Star – Kootenay Boundary Regional RCMP Detachment and Nelson City Police are working together as cases may be connected. More Info
  • CA: 911 Calls — Published Jan. 15, 2014
    1.15.14 – Stockton Record-  The woman got a call from her alarm company just after 8 a.m. Tuesday reporting that an alarm was going off at her home in the… More Info
  • CA: Burglars steal computers from charter school
    1.17.14 – Plumas County News – Dan McDonald Managing Editor 1/17/2014   A middle-of-the-night break-in at Plumas Charter School’s Quincy office left the school without phone and Internet service Thursday, Jan. 9. The thieves also took five computers. According to the school’s executive director, Taletha Washburn, the building’s alarm was triggered about 2:40 a.m. Thursday. More Info
  • CA: Burglary suspect arrested after Fortuna foot chase
    1.15.14 – Eureka Times-Standard  – Police responded to a commercial burglary alarm report in a Fortuna medical office Sunday, where they discovered the suspect on the premises. Officers arrived at 12:52 p.m More Info
  • CA: Fairfield police hunt for robbers
    1.15.14 – The Vacaville Reporter – Fairfield police are searching for the suspect responsible for robbing an area gas station at gunpoint Tuesday evening, officials said. More Info
  • CA: Man hits ATM customer with skateboard in Santa Cruz
    1.17.14 – Santa Cruz Sentinel – Santa Cruz — A 31-year-old Soquel man was arrested Wednesday night after he hit an ATM customer with his skateboard in an attempted robbery. More Info
  • CA: San Rafael police arrest fugitive suspect after plunge from parking …
    1.16.14 – Marin Independent Journal – Late the next night, the man returned in the stolen Mercedes but triggered a burglary alarm. That set off a police chase that ended when the suspect crashed into … More Info
  • CA: Simi Valley transient accused of burglarizing senior residence
    1.16.14 – Ventura County Star – A 25-year-old Simi Valley transient was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of burglarizing a residence in a senior-living facility, police said. More Info
  • CA: Two Solana Beach eateries burglarized
    1.15.14 – U-T San Diego – The first break-in was reported at Rudy’s Taco Shop just before 3 a.m. More Info
  • CO: False alarm draws police to Miller Middle
    1.15.14 – The Durango Herald – Two panic alarms that sounded at Miller Middle School about 8:40 a.m. this morning sent police rushing to the campus – all for nothing as it turned out. More Info
  • FL: $150K Worth Of Designer Sunglasses Stolen From Doral Store
    1.18.14 – CBS Local – They did not trigger an alarm until they went down to the first floor. Surveillance tape shows four burglars grabbing and putting the sunglasses in dark plastic … More Info
  • FL: Couple’s home, business burglarized on same day
    1.16.14 – Orlando Sentinel – An officer was dispatched to the store, between John Young Parkway and Mercy Drive, when an alarm went off. One burglar wore a black, long-sleeve shirt, blue … More Info
  • FL: Police Patrols Nab Suspected Business Burglar
    1.16.14 – WITN – Jacksonville police say around 12:15 a.m. they responded to an alarm at the Bargain Shop on Bell Fork Road. They found the glass front door had been … More Info
  • GA: Police: Thrift shop burglar found hiding under purses
    1.16.14 – Cherokee Tribune – Woodstock Police say a burglary suspect picked an interesting hiding spot at a thrift store early Wednesday morning More Info
  • GA: Surge seen in business break-ins, burglaries
    1.17.14 – NorthFulton.com – The motion alarm went off at the Oscarville Citgo gas station around 4 a.m. Jan. 14. When deputies arrived, one of the store’s glass … More Info
  • GA: Thieves steal cigarettes, cigars in “smash and grab” crime in Oconee
    1.17.14 – Athens Banner-Herald – Thieves broke through the door of a convenience store in the Farmington community of Oconee County early Thursday and stole more than $800 worth of cigarettes and cigars, authorities said. More Info
  • GA: Thieves steal cigarettes, cigars in “smash and grab” crime in Oconee
    1.17.14 – Online Athens – The thieves busted through the door at 4:21 a.m. and activated the burglar alarm, deputies said. The thieves stole 26 cartons of cigarettes valued at $780, along … More Info
  • HI: Honolulu police looking for Pearl City robbers
    1.15.14 – KITV Honolulu – Honolulu police are searching for two men wanted in connection with a robbery in Pearl City. Click here to watch surveillance video from the robbery . The incident occurred on November 16 around 6:30 a.m. last year. Police say the victim had just arrived at her workplace and disarmed the alarm when the two males came up behind her and grabbed her bag. The suspects then fled in a … More Info
  • IN: Copper thieves leave large dollar damages behind
    1.16.14 – WISH – “My HVAC guy said we’ll probably put an alarm system on the units. So if there’s a line cut then the alarm goes off, normally they leave,” he said. Ironically … More Info
  • IN: Surveillance tapes released of Niles Walmart suspect
    1.14.14 – FOX 28 South Bend – It’s a crime that keeps getting more bizarre the more you watch surveillance video. Investigators say a man started a fire in the Niles Walmart to divert attention from the iPads he was stealing. More Info
  • IN: Woman and man charged with Noblesville burglaries, victim shows …
    1.16.14 – Fox 59 – “We were on the southside of Indianapolis when the alarm company called me and said they had dispatched the Sheriff,” said Stephens. The Stephens’ found … More Info
  • LA: Chihuahua taken along during burglary leads to Pineville suspect’s …
    1.13.14 – Alexandria Town Talk – … in Pineville about a burglary in progress, meeting a homeowner who told them that he was alerted by his alarm company. More Info
  • MA: Easton businesses on Route 138 a target for burglars
    1.17.14 – Easton Journal – Easton Police are investigating a string of attempted break-ins this week at several businesses on Route 138. Easton Police Chief Allen Krajcik said early Thursday morning two thieves attempted to break into Sophie’s Pizza Place, South Easton Variety, Sew Easy and a Tedeschi’s. More Info
  • MA: Norton police catch break-in suspect
    1.17.14 – Mansfield News – An Attleboro man is facing charges in connection with an attempted break-in. On Thursday, Jan. 16, at 5:40 a.m., Norton police responded to a report of a residential burglar alarm. More Info
  • MA: Officer uses ATM card to enter Dorchester bank and pursue thief
    1.17.14 – Boston.com – A Boston police officer responding to a bank heist in the city’s Dorchester section early Thursday used his ATM card to get into the building and pursue a thief who was spotted standing behind the teller counter, police said. More Info
  • MA; Norton Police arrest man in house break
    1.14.14 – Norton Mirror – A Norton man was arrested for breaking and entering after police say he broke into a house Monday night.  Stephen Mudge, age 43, of Perry Street in Norton was charged with breaking and entering in the nigthtime. Norton Police said he broke into a house while the residents were not home around 5:15 p.m. Monday. More Info
  • MD: Abingdon Teen Arrested For Burglarizing 2 Homes In Harford County
    1.13.14 – CBS Local – He reported being awakened when his burglar alarm sounded. Harrison’s home security surveillance system captured Reddish, wearing a light colored puffy … More Info
  • MD: Bowie Auto Service Break-In Baffles
    1.15.14 – Patch.com – Bowie police responded to an alarm at Bowie Auto Service Jan. 8, only to find that while the property had been broken in to, nothing had … More Info
  • MD: City break-in leads to arrest for burglary in Anneslie [Towson Crime …
    1.17.14 – Baltimore Sun – Person damaged front door of vehicle in open garage, fled when alarm sounded. More Info
  • MD: Elkridge liquor store robbed [Crime Log]
    1.15.14 – Baltimore Sun – Officers responded to alarm at Skylight Liquors, observed suspects running. Officers stopped SUV speeding out of apartment complex. Evidence from burglary … More Info
  • MD: Police release photo of bank robber
    1.17.14 – Gazette.net – Police have released a surveillance photo of a man who tried to rob a Rockville bank Tuesday, but fled after he saw a teller push an alarm button. The attempted robbery took place at 3:16 p.m. at the BB&T bank, according to police. More Info
  • MI: 2 men arrested after break in at Sanford Family Pharmacy
    1.14.14 – ABC12 Mid-Michigan – Talk about the right place – at the right time. More Info
  • MI: 2 people arrested for several break-ins
    1.15.14 – WOOD-TV – Walker police responded around 3:08 a.m. to a business alarm at Standale Interiors at … While officers were at the scene investigating, they heard another alarm … More Info
  • MI: 3 Businesses Broken Into Overnight; 2 Suspects in Custody
    1.14.14 – FOX 17 Grand Rapids – Standale, Mich. – Two suspects are in custody, after police say they broke into at least three Walker-area businesses early Tuesday morning. Shortly after 3:00 a.m., police responded to an alarm at Standale Interiors on Lake Michigan Drive. They found … More Info
  • MI: Lansing grocery store robbed at gunpoint
    1.17.14 – SouthtownStar – Authorities continued searching Friday for two men who robbed a Lansing grocery store at gunpoint shortly after midnight Thursday. Police responded to an alarm about 12:30 a.m. Thursday at Mitchell’s Foods at 18202 Torrence Ave. The clerk told officers two men, one of them armed with a handgun, entered the store and demanded money from the register, a statement from the village of Lansing said … More Info
  • MI: Lansing grocery store robbed at gunpoint
    1.18.14 – SouthtownStar – Authorities continued searching Friday for two men who robbed a Lansing grocery store at gunpoint shortly after midnight Thursday. Police responded to an alarm about 12:30 a.m. Thursday at Mitchell’s Foods. The clerk told officers two men, one of them armed with a handgun, entered the store and demanded money from the register, a statement from the village of Lansing said … More Info
  • MI: Midland County sheriff’s deputies arrest two men following …
    1.13.14 – The Saginaw News-by Cole Waterman – 12, deputies responded to a burglary alarm at the Sanford Family Pharmacy. Deputies arrived at the scene within seconds, as they have … More Info
  • MI: Muskegon welding business burglarized
    1.15.14 – WZZM – Police were dispatched to the scene when an alarm went off. A glass door had been broken by the thieves. Witnesses told police they saw two male suspects … More Info
  • MI: Two arrested in Midland County pharmacy break-in; possibly …
    1.13.14 – Midland Daily News – The Midland County Sheriff’s Office reports deputies responded to a burglary alarm at the Sanford Family Pharmacy at 4:43 a.m. Sunday. More Info
  • MI: Walker police, Grand Rapids police tracking dog foil burglars, police …
    1.14.14 – The Grand Rapids Press – MLive.com – Walker police responded to a 3:08 a.m. intrusion alarm at Standale Interiors and found the rear window had been broken. While there, police heard another … More Info
  • MO: Police: Local bank robber caught 60 seconds after crime
    1.17.14 – KMOV.com – The teller gave the robber the money and pulled a bank alarm. Lascelle ran away, but was stopped by officers responding to the alarm. Authorities recovered … More Info
  • MO: Smash-and-grab robber hits Computer Corner
    1.17.14 – Blue Springs Examiner – The suspect escapes just before the store’s ADT security alarm goes off. Despite the numerous warnings posted on the store’s exterior alerting thieves that the … More Info
  • MS: Two daycare break-ins overnight Tuesday
    1.16.14 – WLBT 3 Jackson – Burglars were out and about Tuesday night, hitting childcare facilities in the Capital City. More Info
  • MT: Billings, Montana | Continuous News and Weather
    1.17.14 – KTVQ Billings – Billings – One man is in custody after breaking into a Billings Walgreens. According to Lieutenant Mark Cady with the Billings Police Department, officers responded to a burglar alarm call at the Walgreens at 3333 Grand Avenue on Billings’ west end. More Info
  • MT: Man challenges burglary charge
    1.17.14 – Daily Inter Lake – A Kalispell transient accused of trying to break into Frontier Guns and Ammo has pleaded not guilty to felony attempted burglary. More Info
  • NC: Another ATM stolen from a local convenience store
    1.15.14 – WCNC Charlotte – Shelby, N.C. — Cleveland County deputies arrested three people Tuesday following another daring ATM robbery where the entire machine was ripped out of a Shelby convenience store. Investigators are now saying the three suspects charged are responsible for a string of recent thefts or attempted thefts of ATMs that started back in December. The theft this morning happened at Lisa’s Express … More Info
  • NC: Fayetteville police seek information on Kangaroo store robbery
    1.17.14 – Fayetteville Observer – Officers responded to a burglar alarm on Dec. 12 about 4:50 a.m., according to a news release. Investigators say a black male broke the … More Info
  • NC: Police add charges to man already jailed for holiday break-ins
    1.15.14 – Salisbury Post – Investigators say Jackson apparently tried to cut the home’s alarm system, but cut the wrong wire. A neighbor who heard the alarm sound and was watching the … More Info
  • NC: Police Patrols Nab Suspected Business Burglar
    1.16.14 – WITN 7 North Carolina – Dominique Hooks is charged with three counts of breaking and entering and felony larceny. More Info
  • NC: Thieves steal empty ATM from New Bern bar
    1.15.14 – New Bern Sun Journal – Susan Coburn, bar manager of Flyer’s-The Howling Dog Saloon, wipes away fingerprint dust left on the machine after it was found in the parking lot next door. More Info
  • NH: Attempted burglary case hinges on video
    1.16.14 – Concord Monitor – For a man professing his innocence, the evidence against Joseph Call was far from favorable. The chunk of asphalt near the shattered glass door of a Concord convenience store. The surveillance footage showing a man of Call’s build and facial features appr… More Info
  • NH: Concord burglary case hinges on surveillance video
    1.16.14 – Concord Monitor – Call, 23, is charged with one felony count of attempted burglary in the July 24 incident, in which no break-in occurred (the alarm likely spooked the perpetrator, … More Info
  • NJ: Lawrence: Police arrest suspect in possible burglary
    1.16.14 – The Lawrence Ledger – Paul Brown Jr., 50, of Yardville, has been charged with attempted burglary, possession of burglar tools and hindering apprehension for allegedly trying to break into the Subs and Bites shop at 12:25 a.m. Jan. 10, according to the Lawrence Township Police Department. More Info
  • NY: Police: Woman attempts to rob check cashing store Wednesday
    1.15.14 – WKTV – (WKTV) – A woman brandished a gun and attempted to rob a checking cashing store Wednesday around 8 a.m. before the alarm scared her away, Utica Police … More Info
  • OH: Business reports $20000 copper wire theft: Brook Park police blotter
    1.13.14 – Sun Star Courier – The owner said his alarm company called him Dec. 29 to report a disruption in the electrical system that occurred around 6 p.m. An employee who was inside … More Info
  • OH: Police: Suspect Cut Hole In Pharmacy Roof, Stole Narcotics
    1.16.14 – NBC4i.com – The suspect cut the alarm to the store, but was still caught on surveillance video from inside the business. The pharmacy has been robbed in the past. Davidson … More Info
  • OH: Trotwood Beauty Store Break-In
    1.16.14 – WKEF ABC 22 – Officers were called to the Your Beauty Connection shop. An alarm went off after someone busted out a window. More Info
  • OH: Upper Arlington: Man tries to have bank alarm system turned off
    1.15.14 – This Week Upper Arlington – Upper Arlington police are investigating a report that a man posing as a Diebold contractor recently attempted to have an alarm system at a local bank disengaged while he tested the system. More Info
  • PA: Putt-Putt Fun Center is targeted by burglar
    1.13.14 – Delaware County Daily Times – “The male then starts to jump the counter, which trips the alarm. The male immediately reverses direction and then exits the store back towards the golf area.”. More Info
  • SC: Deputies looking for forgery, burglary suspect in Hilton Head
    1.18.14 – ABC NEWS 4 – Deputies say Fuller threw a rock through a window, but ran when the alarm was triggered. Deputies say Fuller is known to hang out at Cordillo Courts and to ride … More Info
  • SD: ATM stolen from gas station parking lot by front-end loader
    1.17.14 – Sioux Falls Argus Leader – Authorities were alerted to the theft by an alarm at 4 a.m., police spokesman Sam Clemens said. A police officer headed to the alarm noticed a front-end loader … More Info
  • SD: Stolen ATM could be connected to two similar thefts in past three years
    1.18.14 – Sioux Falls Argus Leader – Clemens said police were alerted to the ATM alarm at 4 a.m. An officer saw the front-end loader drive by as they were responding to the scene and backtracked … More Info
  • TN: Thieves burst through concrete wall at gas station
    1.15.14 – WVLT-TV Knoxville – A pair of desperate thieves went to drastic measures to try to steal an ATM machine. More Info
  • TX: Break-ins reported at Pasadena ISD schools
    1.14.14 – The Pasadena Citizen – Houston police responded to an intrusion at Morris Middle School in Pasadena on Friday, Jan. 3. More Info
  • TX: Burglars use power grinder to try and break into bank’s drive-through ATM
    1.13.14 – KHOU 11 Houston – Houston –- Police in northeast Houston were on the hunt early Monday for a trio of crooks who used heavy equipment to try and break into a bank’s ATM. Officers with the Houston Police Department said they were called to the Chase Bank on the North Loop near McCarty around 3 a.m. after an alarm was triggered in a drive-through ATM. A security company pulled up surveillance video, saw the suspects … More Info
  • TX: Burglary foiled at Weslaco restaurant after suspect injured
    1.16.14 – KGBT 4 Rio Grande Valley – Weslaco police are investigating an attempted break in at Jalisco Restaurant after the alarm company contacted the owners. More Info
  • TX: Police release identity of man still at large in Lindale robbery
    1.15.14 – KLTV – When the suspects opened the back door an alarm sounded, alerting a Walmart associate. The store associate confronted the three suspects, attempting to stop … More Info
  • TX: San Antonio shoe snatcher steals from south-side Skechers store
    1.14.14 – KENS 5 San Antonio – San Antonio — Authorities are on the hunt for a shoe snatcher in south San Antonio. All kinds of shoes were taken from the Skechers Outlet store Tuesday morning, according to the San Antonio Police Department. A store alarm alerted SAPD officers to the scene around 3 a.m. Police said someone broke into the store and got away with an estimated 50 pairs of boots, kid’s and … More Info
  • TX: Suspect in custody after three Woodville midnight burglaries
    1.16.14 – Tylercountybooster – A suspect is in custody after three midnight burglaries occurred in Woodville on January 10. The string of burglaries began when an alarm … More Info
  • VA: Police: Laundry Room Rumble, Pot Charge for 70-Year-Old, Motel ...
    1.17.14 – Patch.com – 14 7:55 a.m. An alarm company reported that a business alarm had been activated. Officer Herrera responded and located an open door to the business. More Info
  • WA: Break-in points to deeper security flaws at Ferndale police station
    1.14.14 – Bellingham Herald – The lobby did not have an alarm system. Only one officer was on duty at the time of the break-in, 4:57 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 22. The officer was in Bellingham at … More Info
  • WI: Burglary suspect arrested thanks to police dog Slim’s nose
    1.15.14 – Wisconsin State Journal – Slim the police dog has a very sensitive nose, a nose that sniffed out a burglary suspect’s arrest on the East Side Monday night. More Info
  • WI: MFD: Carbon monoxide alarm saved man’s life
    1.18.14 – WISC-TV Madison – Madison firefighters said a newly installed carbon monoxide or CO detector likely saved a Madison man’s life Thursday night. According to a release, crews responded to the man’s home to check on CO levels and found dangerous levels of the poisonous gas.  Firefighters began ventilating the house immediately. According to the release, the cause of the leak was discovered by crews from MG&E, who …More Info


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