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Public Crime Log, March 19, 2013

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Good Afternoon,

Recently, there has been an increase in fire alarms at The McCormick Student Village (MSV).

Several of these alarms have been attributed to cooking or overuse of aerosol spray.

One alarm, was caused by the malicious activation of a pull station on the 2nd floor of North Hall.

IITPSD does not suspect that these issues are related.

IITPSD has forwarded the issues to Facilities and Residence and Greek Life to explore possible solutions.

In the interim, IITPSD encourages all students to treat all fire alarms as bona fide and evacuate the building as quickly and safely as possible.


Please review the below Illinois criminal code regarding the malicious tampering of a fire safety device.


(720 ILCS 5/17-11.5) (was 720 ILCS 5/16-22)

Sec. 17-11.5. Tampering with a security, fire, or life safety system.

(a) A person commits tampering with a security, fire, or life safety system when he or she knowingly damages, sabotages, destroys, or causes a permanent or temporary malfunction in any physical or electronic security, fire, or life safety system or any component part of any of those systems including, but not limited to………. fire alarms, smoke alarm systems, smoke detectors, flame detectors, fire detection systems and sensors, fire sprinklers, fire suppression systems, fire extinguishing systems emergency telephones, emergency call boxes, emergency pull stations, annunciators, sirens, lights, sounders, control panels and components….. (b) Sentence. A violation of this Section is a Class 4 felony.

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