COLUMBIA — About 96.5 percent of the time an alarm goes off at a Columbia home or business, it's the result of a malfunction, or someone or something — such as a cat or the weather — accidentally tripping the alarm.
False burglary alarms keep Columbia police busy, but solutions elusive
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