A community news source for residents of the HarriOak neighborhood in Oakland, CA.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Obnoxious Car Alarm Alert: Outback Station Wagon License Plate 4GPG039

Last night, a green Outback Station wagon that was illegally parked in the yellow zone in front of the A&M store began repeatedly sounding its alarm for no apparent reason at 3 a.m. The noise went on for at least 45 minutes, waking up about two dozen households who live in the immediate vicinity.

This is incredibly inconsiderate and happens to be illegal. Police reported at 6:45 a.m. and will be contacting the owner later in the day.

We've been having an increasingly serious problem with random alarms. Please use a club rather than an alarm to protect your car when you are in HarriOak. You will be cited for nuisance alarms.


Anonymous said...

Concerning Nuisance complaints and alarms: No offense, but this seems a bit extreme and way unfair to ask the people who have spent hard earned money on cars with quality alarm systems. Clubs do NOT protect against property theft, broken windows, insurance deductables, or the time it takes to deal with insurance companies. Does the Harrioak community want to foot the bill for these "Clubs" for everyone, or will there be a community allowance for such crimes because some are annoyed by a car alarm? We live in downtown Oakland, a high crime area. Don't punish the people trying to protect themselves!


Anonymous said...

Hey, if your alarm system is going off repeatedly or in the middle of the night, it's wildly inconsiderate and you are going to be cited for a nuisance. You are not "protecting" yourself, you are degrading the quality of life for all your neighbors.

If you want to "protect" yourself, I suggest you start talking to your neighbors, attend NCPC meetings or join groups like Harpo. Then you won't have to pay for a alarm system that does nothing but create noise pollution and a crabby atmosphere, because people will know your car and look out for it.