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Mice and men: False alarms and blame in rural Maine

Sheriff’s office targets alarm companies over false dispatches
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04/03/2012

PARIS, Maine—A sheriff’s office frustrated by the cost of responding to false alarms is taking a tougher line with alarm companies. But the companies say they are being unfairly singled out for a problem that is typically the fault of residents—human or otherwise—at rural Maine addresses.