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Mililani man arrested for allegedly setting off false fire alarms

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Police today arrested an 18-year-old Mililani man who allegedly set off a string of false fire alarms the past few weeks in Mililani.

Officers responded to a fire alarm at Mililani High School about 11:30 last night, which turned out to be a false alarm, police said. 

Patrol officers stopped a group of people nearby, saw the man give a lit cigarette to a juvenile, and arrested him on suspicion of providing tobacco to a minor, police said.

During questioning, the man made statements that led officers to believe he was involved in similar cases of setting off false fire alarms at businesses in Mililani, police said. Witnesses also said the man had set off other false alarms.

Besides pulling the alarm, the man damaged a classroom during the break-in and took items from the room, police said.

He was arrested on suspicion of fourth-degree criminal property damage, second-degree burglary, two misdemeanor counts of the rendering a false alarm, and providing tobacco to a minor.

He was released pending investigation.

 

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