Armed with a search warrant PECO and police discovered 11 of the 26 houses on the block of Pricilla Street in Philadelphia's Nicetown section had illegal power hookups, using dangerously thin, undersized wires. Ed Zachwieja. In an illegal hookup sparked a blaze that killed a mother and her four children in West Philadelphia. PECO says there was evidence that a small jumper wire was used at one of the Priscilla houses that was overheating and showing evidence of electrical arcing. Authorities think the 11 hookups were the work of one person, a fixer. That's someone who goes door to door taking money to make illegal hookups.
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Several Metro Detroit residents angry at DTE Energy for shutting off power to the home of a mother and seven children picketed outside the energy provider's offices on Thursday, blaming the company for three of the kids' deaths. The family was using space heaters to warm the home on an illegal connection. Sylvia Young, the kids' mother, was out buying more space heaters. Three of her children, ages 3, 4 and 5, were killed while the others -- ranging in age from 3 months to 12 -- were treated for their injuries. Two are still hospitalized. They had been living without power since December What they did is murder three children,".
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Special Magistrate Harold S. Eskin ordered Speronis to pay for water service, adding that her sewer access would be capped until she did, The News-Press reported. In addition, her alternative source of energy must be approved by the city, Eskin ruled. The city contends that using rainwater and solar energy violates the International Property Maintenance Code, which is used in many US and Canadian communities. Eskin also pointed out that several liens were placed on her home given Speronis had used drains but without paying water bills.
The purpose of this chapter is to establish and enforce penalties for illegal turn-on or connection to the town water and sewer utilities and for refusal of other city services to delinquent accounts. In addition to nonpayment of a utility bill, the town may shut off and discontinue any or all utility services to a customer for failure to pay connection charges for any utility service furnished to such customer, or for the fraudulent, illegal or unauthorized use or abuse of any utility service, or the failure or refusal of the customer to comply with all rules, regulations or ordinances pertaining to the receipt and use of utility services furnished by the town. Any person turning water service on to any premises after it has been shut off by the town or making an unauthorized connection to the town water or sewer service shall be deemed in violation of this chapter, and shall be charged a fine set by annual resolution of the town council for theft of services. In such case the utility will be shut off, locked and will not be turned on again until all charges, including penalties, have been paid. If a utility bill becomes delinquent, no officer, agent, or employee of the town may authorize or permit any further town service or process any application for a permit from the town, when such application has been requested by the person in whose name an account stands delinquent; this requirement shall remain in effect until the delinquent account is paid in full.