Maine community imposes fees for false alarms

SSN Staff  - 
Monday, April 19, 2010

DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine--An April 14 story from the Bangor Daily News reported the Dover-Foxcroft selectmen voted April 12 to institute a fee schedule starting in July for repeated responses to false security alarms. After the third false alarm to a specific location, the town will charge $50 per hour per response.

Dover-Foxcroft Police Chief Dennis Dyer said Tuesday that his officers have gone about 19 times in the past 18 months to a false security alarm at a Route 15 business. When an officer goes to an alarm and determines the doors and windows are secure, he often has to wait several hours for the key holder to show up, the chief said.