Public Safety Updates
- IL: Oglesby enacts fines for false fire alarms
1.17.23 – WGLC – Oglesby – The city of Oglesby will be enacting fines for false fire alarms in an effort to encourage property owners to repair faulty systems.
- Two States Embrace Occupational Licensing Reform
1.17.23 – CATO – On January 2, Governor Mike DeWine signed Ohio Senate Bill 131, which implements universal licensing recognition. Under this reform, …
- Riverside Calif. Police Dept. Adopts TMA ASAP
1.19.23 – SSI – Riverside Police Department is the first state agency to adopt The Monitoring Association (TMA) Automated Secure Alarm Protocol (ASAP). The adoption by Riverside PD makes it the 119th Emergency Response Center to adopt the TMA’s Automated Secure Alarm Protocol.
- Many businesses not changing security strategy despite crime surge: survey
1.20.23 – SIW – John Dobberstein – Despite the rising crime, 42% of businesses haven’t changed their security strategy, said Pro-Vigil Surveillance Services in its third annual “The State of Physical Security” research report.
- State lawmakers propose power grid protections after attacks
1.22.23 – The Register Citizen – Hannah Schoenbaum, Associated Press/Report for America – Construction of all new security features would cost about $2.5 million per site, he said. But many substations already have fencing, which reduces the cost significantly. About $800,000 can outfit a single substation with pan-tilt-zoom cameras, intrusion detection and an access control system.
- CES 2023: Top Trends to Broaden Your Smart Tech Portfolio
1.20.23 – CEPro – Looking to expand your scope? Smart plumbing, tricked-out doors and health and wellness solutions shown at CES 2023 in Las Vegas hold mass appeal and promise.
- ASIS DEI Study Addresses Male-Dominated Security Market
1.19.23 – SSI – ASIS Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) report for corporate security market identifies challenges and makes suggestions for culture change.
- Protecting the Connected Home: Home Security Meets Personal Privacy
1.19.23 – SSI – Jennifer Kent and Frank Saldaña -Parks Associates research finds most consumers (72%) are concerned with the security of their smart home products and their network.
Fire & EMS News
- WI: Carbon Monoxide Alarm Turns Out To Be Water Leak Alarm
1.17.23 -WGLR – Iowa County authorities received a report of what was believed to be a Carbon Monoxide Alarm at a residence …
- CA: Crew caught on camera breaking into meat business in Tulare
1.20.23 – KMPH – This crew must be vegetarian after breaking into a meat business and walking out empty-handed. Danny Mendes, the owner of Tulare Meat Locker …
- CA: Police search for suspect after AT&T burglarized in Chico
1.17.23 – KRCF – The Chico Police Department (CPD) is searching for a suspect they believe burglarized the AT&T store at the Chico Marketplace early Tuesday …
- DE: My Roma Pizza break-in in Dover under investigation
1.17.23 – Bay to Bay News – Ryan Schmid said. The investigation began when officers were called to the business for a burglary alarm. Upon arrival, they found that a window …
- FL: Police search for pawn shop burglars out of Central Florida
1.16.23 – WTSP – The Sanford Police Department is searching for a group of people involved in a pawn shop burglary that happened back in December.
- FL: Tallahassee Police investigating Wells Fargo Bank robbery
1.21.23 – Tallahassee, Fla. (WCTV) – The Tallahassee Police department was investigating a bank robbery Saturday morning.
- GA: Suspect arrested after early morning burglary in Columbus
1.18.23 – WTVM – On Tuesday, January 17, around 4:00am, Columbus Police Department’s Patrol Officers responded to an alarm at the Family Dollar located on …
- GA: WRPD investigators release new details on gun shop burglaries
1.18.23 – Macon Telegraph – The Warner Robins Police Department has identified two suspects believed to be involved in burglaries at three Warner Robins gun shops.
- IN: Cross country burglary suspect arrested in Indiana
1.18.23 – WTHR – Later, officials identified Briones Tapia as a citizen of Chile. Records show he used his passport to enter the U.S. in February 2021 before leaving months later, in September, after overstaying his visit. He later told police he had re-entered the country last June by crossing the border in Texas without inspection.
- KY: HPD investigating burglary at local pharmacy
1.17.23 – WHOP – Hopkinsville police received a report of a phone-in alarm about 3:30 a.m. and investigation determined a suspect had made forced entry and took …
- KY: Police arrest 66-year-old in connection to Highlands …
1.20.23 – WLKY – An arrest has been made after a rash of recent burglaries in the Highlands and Germantown neighborhoods. Surveillance video provided to WLKY by J. Gumbo’s restaurant captures the end of an attempted burglary. As the security alarm blares, Lester Terry Jr., 66, tries unsuccessfully to escape out the backdoor.
- MO: Shrewsbury police looking for gas station ATM thieves
1.18.23 – KSDK – The Shrewsbury Police Department the theft happened at the Phillips 66 gas station.
- NL: Police investigating break-in, vandalism to Witless Bay …
1.19.23 – Salt Wire – The school remained closed on Thursday due to the extensive damage. Police said a man was seen running from the property during the alarm.
- NY: Police: Man arrested for trying to break into Cortlandt deli with …
1.18.22 – News 12 Hudson Valley – A man has been arrested for trying to break into a deli using a hammer in Cortlandt, according to police. State police say they arrested …
- ON: Alarm system foils convenience store robbery in Timmins
1.19.23 – CTV – A 37-year-old Sudbury resident has been charged with break and enter related offences following an incident at a Timmins convenience store Thursday morning, police say. “The suspect tripped an alarm in the course of the break-in and attempted theft,” the Timmins Police Service said in a news release.
- PA: Attempted burglary, shooting investigation in York County
1.18.23 – York – A Spring Garden Township homeowner reported a male suspect fired several shots at him during an attempted burglary over the weekend.
- PA: Man Charged With Burglarizing Doylestown Borough Business
1.17.23 – Patch – Doyletown Borough, PA – A 23 year old man faces burglary charges after breaking into a borough business on Jan. 15. According to the Central …
- TX: Wig worth $900 stolen by suspects at Killeen beauty store
1.19.23 – Killeen, Texas (KWTX) – The Killeen Police Department is asking for the public’s help identifying three suspects in a December 2022 theft at a beauty store. The three suspects on Dec. 6 entered the JK Beauty Supply Store …
- WA: Would-be burglar rappels into Woodland Walmart
1.19.23 – KGW – Police said that the suspect got into the store by rappelling in from above through a skylight. Woodland police provided security video from early in the morning on Christmas day. The Walmart store was closed, but the suspect — who police believe is a man — decided to drop in anyway.
- WI: Suspected bank robber quickly nabbed in Green Bay
1.19.23 -WBAY – at 4:45 p.m. Wednesday. Within 10 minutes, officers arrested a 62-year-old Green Bay man at the scene without incident and recovered cash.
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