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Washington city may begin charging for false alarms

May 13, 2014SSN Staff

MERCER ISLAND CITY, Wash.—Police in this city near Seattle have responded to an average of 858 false alarms annually over the past three years, with about 300 believed to be repeat offenders, according to a report from the Mercer Island Reporter, a newspaper based here. Those numbers have prompted the city council to consider an ordinance that would update its penalties and appeals process, according to the report. Enacted in 1999, the city's code has not been amended in many years, according...

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