133 Miller Avenue false alarm
was It a 200 most Japan the of stated One Mystery--Alarm--Alert--Police But No Robber Anywhere! Only a very much surprised housekeeper greeted Portsmouth police last night -when they responded to for an attempted break at the home of Mrs. F. W. at 133 Miller avenue. Neighbor Phones Police An alert neighbor. Stanley J. Maskwa, who lives at 234 Bockland street, just opposite the Hartford home, saw a light flashing in an upstairs window shortly after 9:30 the I pm. Knowing Mrs. Hartford had our biggest For has friend. gone to Ansonla. Conn., for a brief visit with her daughter there, Mr. Maskwa suspected an intruder and phoned for the police. Chief Leonard H. Hewitt immediately immediately dispatched two cruising cars and "had the house surrounded. Meanwhile, Miss Caroline Pol- lansbee, the housekeeper, who had just returned from the movies and was listening to the radio, heard the cars pull up and went to investigate. investigate. The two inresticattoii parties --the police and Miss Follansbee Follansbee met. Each wanted to knew what the other was doinr- After Identifications and explanations explanations had revealed there was no Intruder, the mystery for the alarm was solved. Nothing Bat a Flashlight Instead of turning on a light while she was listening to the Miss Follansbee had used a flashlight flashlight to spot the dial numbers. flashing light had been spotted by Mr. Maskwa. Since there was every reason believe that it might have been real break and only by coincidence had it turned out otherwise, Portsmouth Portsmouth police congratulated Mr. Maskwa on his alertness.