Any person who willfully and without cause tampers with, molests, injures, or breaks any public or private fire alarm apparatus, emergency phone, radio, or other wire or signal, or any firefighting equipment with the intent to commit arson, is guilty of a class B felony punishable according to chapter 9A.20 RCW.


IntentEffective date2003 c 53: See notes following RCW 2.48.180.

Terms Used In Washington Code 9.40.105

  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • person: may be construed to include the United States, this state, or any state or territory, or any public or private corporation or limited liability company, as well as an individual. See Washington Code 1.16.080