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Commissioner of Police Jack Thompson reported the police responded to I64
calls during October, assisted at four traffic accidents and made eight arrests.
Heathen presented a new ordinance, which had previously been introduced,
concerning home security alarm systems. The ordinance, which was approved unani
mously by the Board, reqi^res a householder to first obtain a permit for the
^stallation from the building inspector and then notify the Town Clerk and the
Pthlice Department of the completion of the installation. The property owner also
register with the Town Clerk and the Police Department the name,
address and telephone number of two persons who are authorized to take the necessary
steps to turn off, or deactivate, the alarm in the event it would function. If the
alarm begins to sound and the person who owns or occupies the property has failed
to comply jdth these conditions, the Town Clerk will write a letter to the owner
ordering the device to be deactivated or removed. Each violation of the ordinance
IS pu^shable by a fine of $50 or imprisonment of 30 days. The ordinance is the
X f®veral complaints by residents of these unsupervised alarm systems going
olf at various times, and which constitutes a nuisance and has resulted in unnec
essary calls to the scene by police.
Mayor Cleveland read and commented on a communication received from Vision
Cable, in w^ch they have requested a reduction in their performance bond, as is
called for in the agreement with the Town. This provision pertains mainly to the
availability of cable service to all residents of the town which the company had
promised in its agreement with Fine Knoll Shores. Anyone who has been denied cable
service by the company whold notify the Town Clerk as soon as possible so this
matter can be concluded.
Principal speaker at the regular meeting of the Ladies Fire
Auxlllary heard a presentation by Rickie Davis, head of the
CRBffi ^yENTION Carteret County Sheriff's Crime Prevention Bureau and the
, County Search an dRescue unit on how to "prevent your home
from being b^glarized". Mr. Davis presented a film, which showed the many ways of
entry a burglar might use and then described the ways this entry could be prevented,
e also urged residents to install dead bolts on their outside doors and recommended
they make an inventory of their property, which could be used by the police in
recovering Items in the event of a robbery. He also described the procedures the
police would use if this occured. He provided the group with booklets in which to
make this inventory and^stickers which can be applied to one front and one rear
window of a home to advise any wouldfebe burglar that the house was appropriately
stressed the need for people to become involved and to cooperate
with the police and other law enforcement agencies.
He recommended that home owners should etch their automobile licence number on
such things as television sets, tape recorders, record players and other electronic
devices to assist in identifications.
The meeting was held at the Town Hall aiid husbands of the members also attended.
Follovang the program a brief meeting of the group was held, at which time it was
decided^that there would be no December meeting because of the press of holiday
President of the Ladies Auxiliary is I^fijinie Thompson, x^ho introduced
both Mr. Dayis and Police Chief Edgar Crawford. He also asked citizens to assist
I the police if they observe any unusual situations in their neighborhoods.