Public Safety Updates
- City Council approves addition of new HPD officer
4.30.23 -Mississippi Valley Publishing – Wilson also reported plans to establish an excessive alarm ordinance; officers will respond to three alarm calls per year per business without issuing fines to these companies, but they will be fined $100 per call thereafter.
- Worker shortage may stall home energy efficiency drive
4.26.23 – Bloomberg Law – NEMA, other trade groups and construction firms have voiced concerns that the Biden administration’s ambitious plan to boost home energy efficiency will be slowed by a nationwide shortage of qualified personnel to perform the necessary tasks. NEMA is “certainly concerned about the availability of a skilled workforce to help make that energy efficiency a reality,” said Spencer Pederson, senior vice president of public affairs.
- Post-Pandemic, Many Homeowners Remain Homebodies
4.27.23 – CEPro – New survey highlights how, rather than being eager to go back out into the world, the pandemic has made more homeowners content to stay at home.
- Is Your Company Prepared for a Recession?
4.27.23 – CEPro -Study suggests 72% of small businesses are well equipped for recession, leveraging their financial assets and adopting efficiency tools.
- Selling Biometrics Is Selling Convenience
4.26.23 – SSI – Some simple changes to how biometrics are marketed to security stakeholders can open the floodgates to lucrative sales opportunities.
- Keeping an Eye on AI
4.26.23 – SSI – Artificial intelligence is setting up to become the most significant engine of change for business and personal life since the Industrial Revolution.
- Companies need to defend against the growing mobile threat
4.25.23 – SIW – Organizations and users must become more aware of the hazards of downloading potentially malicious apps to mobile devices
Fire & EMS News
- FL: Outback Steakhouse fined for repeated false alarm
4.24.23 – News Break – Lady Lake, FL – The Outback Steakhouse in The Villages has been fined for repeated false alarms. The Rolling Acres Plaza restaurant’s six most-recent false …
- SC: at ALDI store in Columbia, SC causes damage: Officials
4.25.23 – The State – An ALDI grocery store was significantly damaged Thursday during an early morning fire, the Columbia Fire Department said.
- AL: Masked thieves steal thousands of dollars-worth of collectible …
4.26.23 – Spanish Fort, Ala. (WALA) – A Spanish Fort business is out thousands of dollars in collectibles after masked burglars broke in Tuesday morning, April 25, 2023. Their target appeared to be collectible game cards.
- CA: Fresno police officers injured while arrested burglary suspect
4.27.23 – Fresno Bee – A Fresno police officer lost part of his ear trying to arrest a suspected burglar at Citi Bank on Kern and M. The suspect has been arrested …
- GA: Possible serial burglar sought by Fayette County Sheriff’s …
4.28.23 – FOX 5 Atlanta – The Sheriff’s Office is urging anyone with information on these incidents or who can identify the male pictured below to contact Sergeant C.
- HI: Video captures thief taking $50000 in valuables amid string …
4.28.23 – Hawaii News Now – Surveillance video from the kitchen of a Niu Valley home shows a woman wearing a mask making her way through different rooms and taking items.
- IL: Three West Town, Near West Side bars hit with break-ins
4.26.23 – CBS News – CBS Chicago – The Cobra Lounge, 235 N. Ashland Ave., was hit with the second break-in in as many weeks. The suspects took empty cash registers in the second …
- NC: Break-in suspects using cell-jamming technology to avoid …
4.26.23 – WBTV – Break-in suspects using cell-jamming technology to avoid surveillance cameras. Cell-jamming uses devices to interfere with radio or wireless …
- OH: Fishing lure shop takes direct hit after thieves target Canal …
4.26.23 – Yahoo – Glass and debris were scattered across DeLong Lures in Canal Fulton after a stolen
- OH: Perry police: Suspect nabbed after breaking into furniture …
4.24.23 – Massillon Independent – The 25-year-old Canton man was arrested and booked into the Stark County Jail. He also had outstanding warrants.
- OH: Two Men Arrested for Burglary in Upper Sandusky
4.28.23 -WKTN – Walt Beck of Galloway, Ohio and Joshua Schade of Columbus, Ohio were arrested and booked in on breaking and entering charges. At the conclusion of the investigation, additional charges may be filed. An immediate response by officers to the alarm call resulted in a large amount of evidence being recovered in this case.
- TX: Montgomery County Sheriff Deputies arrest Two for Attempted …
4.28.23 – Hello Woodlands – On April 28, 2023, at around 3:05 a.m., Deputies with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office responded to an ATM alarm for the Bank of America.
- VA: Suspect found hiding in chest freezer during breaking and …
4.26.23 – 10 News – When they arrived and began searching the area, an alarm went off from inside the market. That’s when an officer spotted a man wearing a ski mask inside the…
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