False alarms

Jun 18 • Feature Story, Local NewsNo Comments on False alarms

Chatham-Kent police responded to two fake fire alarm incidents yesterday, including one right at their headquarters.

Police say yesterday morning a man walked into the cop shop and spoke with an officer at the front desk.

The officer gave the guy some advice, which police say he didn’t like. As the man walked out, he yanked the fire alarm.

Officers immediately arrested him.

A 28-year-old man of no fixed address is charged with setting off a false fire alarm.

And just before 3 a.m. Tuesday, residents at Grand Retirement Village on Ursuline Avenue in Chatham awoke with a start, as the fire alarm went off.

Only, there was no reason for the alarm. Police investigated and found a man in the parking lot who admitted to pulling the alarm.

A 37-year-old man of no fixed address is charged with setting off a false fire alarm.

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