Alarms At Work


Source: Attleboro Sun Chronicle - Norton, MA - Posted 8/4/14


NORTON - Police arrested a suspect after receiving a call about an attempted break-in at a home on Anna Way Monday afternoon.Charles E. Mueller, 33, of Mansfield was arrested in connection with the incident, police Lt. Todd Jackson said.Jackson said the 911 call was made around 1:15 p.m. after a resident saw a male she did not know walking around in her backyard. After seeing the man in her yard, she set the house alarm and it quickly went off.The resident left her home and went to a neighbor's house to call 911.Officers called to the scene searched the house, yard and surrounding area.Detective James Franco and Patrolman Marc Robichaud followed fresh footprints on the ground that led from the backyard, then followed paths leading to Walker Street, where they saw a man running on the street," Jackson said.Mueller initially was arrested because of an outstanding warrant from Attleboro District Court in which he was charged with breaking and entering and larceny in Mansfield in 2012.In Monday's incident, Mueller faces charges of attempted breaking and entering, trespassing and disturbing the peace.He was held overnight at the Norton Police Station on $500 cash bail, and is scheduled to appear today in Attleboro District Court.







Source: KRCTV - Anderson, Calif. - Posted 8/4/14

ANDERSON, Calif. -A man was arrested early Monday after Anderson Police said he broke into a pharmacy and was found hiding inside.  Police said it took officers three searches before they located the suspect 25-year-old Robert Beaugrand hiding inside a locked utility closet.According to a news release, the investigation started just before 2 a.m. Monday at Ferry's Pharmacy in the 2900 block of East Street.  Anderson Police responded to a glass break alarm.  Through the window, police spotted a shattered wall mount scattered across the floor inside the business.  The business owner arrived and officers checked the inside of the business looking for the suspect.  They noticed a locked glass display  case had been broken and the shelves were empty.  They also noticed a section of the ceiling panel was broken.   After a search of the building, officers did not find anyone inside.Anderson Fire Department responded, and using a ladder, assisted police in accessing the roof of the building.   Several air conditioning vets on the roof had the screens removed, but again, the search failed to locate a suspect.Officers then conducted another search of the business.  A Shasta County Sheriff's Office K-9, Hondo, located the suspect hiding inside the small, locked utility closet.  Police said Beaugrand surrendered and was taken into custody without incident.According to police, Beaugrand was found with property stolen from the business and reportedly admitted to entering the pharmacy to steal medication.Beaugrand was booked for burglary.






Source: The Monticello News - Posted 8/21/14

In the early morning hours of August 16—around 1:27 a.m., deputies from the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office responded to an alarm call at the Monticello Food Mart located at 210 West Greene St. Deputies arrived on scene at 1:33 a.m., and observed a broken front window. Further investigation revealed the business had been burglarized. An investigator with the Sheriff’s Office responded to process the crime scene and continue the investigation. The items stolen included rolled quarters, alcoholic beverages and lottery tickets. By about 4 a.m. the same morning the Sheriff’s Office was able to identify the suspect who committed the burglary.On Monday, Aug. 18 the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office arrested Gregory Garnett Robinson Jr. and charged him with second degree burglary in connection with the incident. Deputies have also recovered merchandise stolen from a home in Turtle Cove last Wednesday, although no arrests have been made yet in connection with that burglary. A Canon camera with several lenses, and miscellaneous other items were taken.A burglary was also reported on Funderburg Drive, where thieves took appliances and electronics.A resident on Wyatt Road reported the burglary of several items from her home, including electronics and bicycles.Persons booked into the Jasper County Detention Center in the last week, in addition to Mr. Robinson, include:•Kevin Andrew Wilhite, 29, Monticello—probation violation.•Rocky Eugene Delee, 23, Monticello—probation violation.•John Erick Smith, 38, Monticello—hold for warrant in Newton Co.•Stargell Glenn Penn, 34, Covington—driving while license suspended or revoked and failure to stop at sign sign.•Melvin Dennis, 53, Monticello—driving while license suspended or revoked.•Mark Dewayne Digby, 35, Covington—giving false name or address to law enforcement officer, no proof of insurance, driving while license suspended or revoked, no drivers license on person and unregistered motor vehicle tag.•Emmanuel Togba, 29, Monticello—Jasper County Superior Court bench warrant.•Niasia Nikkia Davis, 25, Monticello—Jasper County Magistrate Court bench warrant.•David Tinsley, Jr., 35, Monticello—hold for warrant in DeKalb Co.•Bobby Gene Strickland, 50, Jackson: driving while license suspended or revoked, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and littering.Deputies also responded to 342 other calls for service, including 109 checking location, 92 stopping suspicious person or vehicle, 14 mechanical breakdown, 13 subject needs officer; 11 pick-up prisoner/suspect; 10 alarm calls, and numerous other miscellaneous calls.






Source: CNY Central News - Posted 8/18/14

ITHACA -- An Ithaca man is arrested after police say he was caught on tape trying to break into a business.Police were called to John’s Convenience Store at 333 West State Street at about 1:03 am Monday for alarm activation. Officers found damage to the front glass door of the business. A search turned up 23-year-old Jonathan P. Dobbs, who was hiding in the bushes near the property.Officers say the store’s surveillance system caught Dobbs repeatedly hitting the glass doors in an attempt to break in.Dobbs was charged with third degree attempted burglary and third degree criminal mischief charges.






Source: Newsday - Posted 8/20/14


A Hempstead man found hiding early Wednesday in a rear storage room of a Roosevelt delicatessen faces a burglary charge, Nassau County police said.First Precinct officers responding to an alarm at Amigo Deli at 369 Babylon Tpke. at about 1:30 a.m. saw a wall-unit air conditioner pushed in and heard noises inside the building, according to a news release.After gaining entrance, police found Decasta Johnson, 43, of 26 Botsford St., hiding in the storage room. He was arrested without incident, police said.







Source: News 13 - Orlando, FL - Posted 8/26/14

MELBOURNE -- A man is facing theft charges, for stealing about $20,000 in copper coil.Melbourne Police say they responded to an alarm at a vacant building and found 26-year-old Charles Pescatore.They say he was taking coil from an air conditioning unit.It just so happens Pescatore was at the site of two previous air conditioning copper thefts within the past few months, according to police.Pescatore was arrested and charged with grand theft.






Source: - South Portland, Maine - Posted 8/27/14

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine — A South Portland man faces 2½ years in jail after burglarizing a dance studio in the city.Eugene Wilcox, 43, was caught by South Portland police attempting to flee the Spotlight Dance and Performing Arts Center on Broadway with money and credit card information on April 12.Wilcox on Tuesday changed his plea from not guilty to guilty on four charges related to the incident: burglary, theft by unauthorized taking, criminal mischief and refusing to submit to arrest.In exchange for his guilty plea, prosecutors from the Cumberland County district attorney’s office agreed to recommend concurrent 2½-year sentences for the felony burglary and theft charges, as well as concurrent six-month sentences for the two misdemeanor charges, to be served simultaneously with the felony sentences.The end result will be that Wilcox spends 2½ years in prison for the crimes.According to prosecutors, police answered a burglary alarm at the dance studio just after 1 a.m. on April 12, found the door damaged and surrounded the building. Wilcox then ran out one of the building’s doors and was tackled by Officer Chris Gosling, who found the suspect carrying a black bag of money and credit card information.Investigators subsequently discovered that the dance studio’s stereos had been placed in bags inside the building when the police arrived and interrupted the crime.Wilcox had been convicted of theft on at least two previous occasions, in 2004 and 2006, according to Cumberland County Superior Court Justice William Stokes, who presided over the man’s change of plea Tuesday.






Source: KOB 4 - Albuquerque, NM - Posted 8/25/14

ALBUQUERQUE -- Albuquerque police arrested a man who broke into Zia Auto Sales in northeast Albuquerque early Monday morning.Police say they found 30-year-old Jose Monge hiding under a desk in an office in the building, which they were dispatched to when a caller said an alarm at the business was going off.When officers arrived, they say they found a broken window, and located Monge shortly thereafter.Monge is charged with commercial burglary, possession of burglary tools and battery on a police officer. His bond has been set at $12,500.






Source: KETK-TV - MT. Pleasant, TX - Posted 7/25/14

MT. PLEASANT, TEXAS (KETK) — A tripped burglary alarm at a Mt. Pleasant home led police to the arrests of a wanted sex offender and another man.On Friday at 3:19 a.m., officers responded to a residential burglary alarm in the 500 block of Redfearn Ct. As patrol officers approached the scene, they noticed a suspicious vehicle driving in the area. A traffic stop was made off Greenhill Rd on County Road 1612, however, when the vehicle stopped, the driver ran.Officers took two passengers into custody from the vehicle while a ground search was launched. During the investigation, police found items in the vehicle, which authorities determined have been reported stolen in Bay City and Longview.Officers also found several forms of identification, including driver licenses, social security cards, and other government issued documents not belonging to any passengers.Some of the stolen goods were found in the possession of the suspects. They were traced to a vehicle burglary at a house on County Road 1612 in Titus County. Detectives also learned the driver of the vehicle may either be in possession of or had thrown out a handgun from the moving vehicle before he ran. The handgun was later linked to a vehicle burglary in the 500 block of Greenhill Park.Although the suspect who ran was not located during the search, officers were able to identify him as Quwanah Simmons, 21, of Lone Star. The passengers were Bobby Joe Haynes, 21, of Lone Star, and a 16-year-old male juvenile from Lone Star. They were all arrested at the scene. Simmons was found late in the afternoon at a house on Alamo Street in Lone Star. The suspect was arrested with the assistance of Lone Star PD and booked into the Morris County Jail for a Bowie County arrest warrant for failure to register as a sex offender.Officers later located the stolen gun after a lengthy search of the suspect vehicle's path. The gun and stolen goods were returned to the owner on County Road 1612. Additional charges related to Mount Pleasant and Titus County offenses are pending warrants being issued.Haynes was booked into the Titus County Jail for: theft of property, fraudulent possession of identifying information, unlawful use of criminal instruments, burglary of a vehicle, and theft of a firearm. The 16-year-old Juvenile was also charged with the same offenses as Haynes and taken to the Gregg County Juvenile Detention Center in Longview. 

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