3 Send in 6 False Night Alarms
Two men and a young girl were arrested, charged with sending in six false alarms in Hempstead, N. Y. The village has a new siren, which it is claimed can be heard for ten miles, and the series of false alarms started after midnight and continued until the early morning hours. The residents were disturbed in their sleep by the frequent sounding of the siren.
It was a noisy exhaust of an automobile that trapped the three. In each case, those who lived near the box that was pulled, reported that they heard the sound of a noisy automobile exhaust. A search was made, and a car answering the details was found in a back yard, the motor still warm. Police waited several hours for the owner. When he came, scratches were found on his hands. One of the boxes pulled was in the center of thorny bushes.
The two men had previously been convicted of stealing gasoline from parked cars. The girl received a suspended sentence, and the men one hundred days each.