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False Alarm at Blythe Drug

By Robert Winkler
The Desert Independent

September 19, 2012

BLYTHE, Calif If you were downtown Tuesday September 18 around 10:45 in the morning anywhere near Blythe Drug, you were probably wondering what all the commotion was.

It was Blythe Police responding to a silent hold-up alarm that been triggered accidently. As a result both police officers in uniform as well as plainclothes were on scene to secure the exterior of the store until it could be determined that the alarm had been false.

While not all alarm responses are this visible to the public, it does serve as a reminder that the police department responds in full force to alarm calls. It also highlights the importance of having alarm systems properly maintained and having residents or employees trained on their use.

Anyone with information regarding this case, or any other crime, is urged to contact the Blythe Police Department at 922-6111 or they can give their information anonymously by calling Crime Stop at 921-CARE (2273) or by E-Mail.

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