Public Safety Updates
- SC: Columbia council eyes increasing fees for false alarms
5.21.223 – WLTX – A proposal would increase the fines for security systems that produce false alarms – a significant problem for law enforcement according to …
- Top Changes to the 2023 National Electrical Code
11.16.23 – EC&M – When it comes to memorable Code revision cycles, this edition will be remembered for making the NEC an easier document to use. Here’s a look at the top 25 revisions.
- BQQZHZ Combination Smoke and Carbon Monoxide …
5.18.23 – U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (.gov)— BQQZHZ detectors can fail to alert when exposed to dangerous concentrations of smoke, in violation of UL 217, a voluntary safety standard.
- MN: Attorney General Ellison obtains relief for consumers targeted …
5.19.23 – Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison announced today that his office has obtained much-needed relief for Minnesota consumers in and around Stearns County who were duped into signing agreements for home security systems that did not match the description provided by door-to-door salesman …
- ADT Advances Into Autonomous Security Solutions
5.15.23 – Scott Goldfine – ADT Commercial robotics and AI experts talk where the technology is today and will be tomorrow, challenges, opportunities, and industry ramifications.
- New SEC cyber rules will force businesses to think beyond …
5.21.23 – Security Info Watch – The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is expected to finalize new rules on cybersecurity risk management in the coming months.
- How to Maintain Your Integrity While Keeping Up With a Rapidly Changing Environment
5.22..23 – Entrepreneur – The CEO of the Los Angeles Tribune and author of The Moral Compass shares his thoughts on integrity-driven leadership.
- How to be happy without relying on others
5.22.23 – Fast Company – The goal is to raise your ‘happiness set point.’ Finding happiness, joy, and satisfaction in your life is important. When you look around at other people, you’ll see that they differ in how often they seem to be happy.
- CA: Burglars use sledgehammers to break into Midtown CVS
5.19.23 – Palo Alto Online – Two sledgehammer-wielding burglars smashed the front glass doors of the Midtown CVS Pharmacy in Palo Alto on Thursday morning, …
- CA: Chico woman arrested for burglary at bikini barista coffee chain
5.15.23 – KRCR – A woman was arrested in Chico early Monday morning after burglarizing a bikini barista coffee chain, “Bottoms Up Espresso.” According to the Chico Police Department, at 3:17 a.m. Monday, an officer was patrolling the area and noticed an audible alarm at the coffee business.
- CA: Walnut Creek attempted bank robbery: Suspect arrested
5.19.23 – (KRON) – A suspect was arrested in an attempted bank robbery Thursday afternoon, the Walnut Creek Police Department (WCPD) said on Twitter.
- CO: Burglars Arrested in Sierra Madre
5.20.23 – ColoradoBoulevard.net – On Friday, May 12, 2023, at approximately 5:00 pm, an attempted burglary occurred in Sierra Madre.
- GA: Thieves try to steal ATM from Ga. Texaco, are scared off by …
5.19.23 – WSB-TV – Bibb County, Ga. – Macon deputies are searching for three men who were caught on camera trying to steal an ATM from a Texaco Food Mart.
- IA: Sheldon Bank Robber Pleads Guilty
5.18.23 – Sioux City, IA (KICD) – The man accused of robbing a Northwest Iowa bank nearly two years ago has plead guilty as part of deal reached with …
- IL: Altamont police investigate botched ATM theft. Bank official
5.19.23 – Yahoo – “We’re gonna have to replace the whole ATM machine,” Ruppert said. Ruppert said that although there is security footage of the incident, it is …
- IL: Front doors of state and federal courthouse broken Saturday
5.20.23 – News Gazette – Champaign County physical plant worker Randy Martin holds the garbage can lid reportedly used to break the front door of the Champaign County Courthouse Saturday afternoon. The man allegedly responsible was taken to Carle Hospital for observation.
- IN: Police looking into string of burglary attempts
5.19.23 – WSBT – The multiple burglary attempts this morning grabbed the attention of police. Mishawaka Police report 3 businesses were hit between 3 and 4 am.
- KS: Suspect uses ride share after burglary in SW Wichita
5.17.23 – KWCH – Through their investigation, police learned Avalos and Moran were attempting to break into the Dollar General when they broke the glass, and the alarm went off. Both were arrested and booked into the Sedgwick County Jail on the charges of burglary, interference with law enforcement, and criminal damage to property.
- KY: Scottsville man arrested for breaking local shop’s front window
5.19.23 – Scottsville, Ky. (WBKO) -Security camera footage revealed a man police identified as Levi Polson, 29, of Scottsville, running from the broken glass area. According to police, Polson admitted that he used a large wrench to break the glass to the structure because he was intoxicated.
- MN: Attempted Robbery At Lincoln Park Gas Station, No Weapons …
5.19.23 – Duluth, Minn. – Police say there was no money lost, no injuries, and no weapons seen. The Duluth Police Department says an attempted robbery happened Thursday night at the Korner Store gas station in Lincoln Park. It happened around 9 p.m.
- WI: Glendale, Fox Point ATMs damaged …
5.15.23 – Fox 6 Milwaukee – ATMs in Glendale and Fox Point were targeted Sunday morning, May 14 when both banks were closed. Bank experts say this is part of an alarming global trend.
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