Until last night I assumed that if an alarm at a house was going off constantly a person could call the ACT Police and have someone come out and investigate. But apparently this is not so. The police do not attend unless you can tell them you’ve seen secondary evidence of a break in with your own eyes. I certainly wasn’t going to take the advice of the policeman over the phone and go next door at 2.30am in the morning to look for “secondary” evidence as I live alone and the owner of the house has a mental illness which makes him aggressive towards myself and other neighbours.
I’ve just spent since last night being kept awake and bothered by an alarm which no one will turn off. I’ve called Canberra Connect regarding the noise – but they won’t send rangers out about alarms, I called the Fire Brigade and they did come out to make sure it wasn’t a fire alarm, found out it was hooked up to an outdoor sensor and was going off every time a bird/animal/anybody passed it, and found no evidence that the guy was at home – but they said they aren’t allowed to turn it off. At least the firemen said they’d inform the police that the alarm was very loud and disturbing neighbours.
Anyone here know who I can call to get this thing turned off?