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False Alarms Could Be Fined In Raleigh

Posted June 4, 2003 7:02 a.m. EDT

— Raleigh's police chief has proposed a plan to crack down on false alarms.

Police in the capital city responded to more than 23,000 burglary alarm calls last year; 99 percent of the calls were false alarms.

Chief Jayne Perlov proposed a program that requires registration for alarm users and companies. The proposal calls for fines for anyone failing to register and for more than two false alarms in a 12-month period.