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Wheeling clamps down on costly false alarms

WHEELING, W.Va. — By October, Wheeling residents and businesses must register their burglar alarms or face fines, as the result of an ordinance passed last fall adopting fees for responding to false alarms.

The free online registration process with a third party company is now open, Wheeling Police Department officials announced Wednesday. After Oct. 1, unregistered alarms can result in a fine of $100 and failure to renew every year will result in a $25 fine.

With the registration program also comes escalating fees for false alarms. There is no fine for the first offense, but a second false alarm within a year will result in a $50 fine …

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