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Two men accused of pulling a dozen Manchester fire alarms

November 26. 2016 5:22PM
Stavros Doukeris 

MANCHESTER — Two men have been charged after a dozen fire alarms were pulled Friday on the West Side.

Justin Nagy, 19, of Manchester, was cited for false public alarm and Stavros Doukeris, 20, also of Manchester, was charged with criminal liability, according to a Manchester Police Department release.

No street address was available.

The charges are criminal misdemeanors that can carry up to one year in prison and a fine of up to $2,500.

The 12 call-box alarms were triggered between 1:27 a.m. and 11:44 p.m., police said.

An alert resident, who was monitoring scanner traffic for the alarms, witnessed a vehicle pull up to a Bremer Street fire-alarm box. The witness saw the vehicle’s front passenger jump out and pull the alarm and get back in the vehicle, which then took off. The witness, police said, followed the vehicle and called the Manchester Fire Department.

Firefighters from Engine 6 responded, stopping the vehicle and holding the driver and passenger until police arrived.

After an investigation, police said Nagy was the front passenger and Doukeris the driver.

No further details were released. 

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