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COPY-False alarms could lead to fine

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) - Adams County homeowners who set off their home security systems but don't let authorities know it was a false alarm could soon face fines.

The Natchez Democrat reports ( ) the board of supervisors adopted last week an ordinance that would levy a fine against homeowners the third time the sheriff's office or the Natchez Police Department has to respond to a false alarm on their property.

The ordinance states that if the sheriff's office has to respond to three false alarms on the same site within a year, the owner of the site will be fined $10. The fine would increase to $25 with five or more false alarm calls.

The ordinance was adopted after a public hearing Feb. 20, at which no members of the public were in attendance.

Information from: The Natchez Democrat,

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