3-minute police response to verified alarm

Jessica Culver

Police arrested a suspected burglar after they arrived at an Everett business within three minutes of receiving Sonitrol Pacific’s call of a verified alarm May 27.

Monitoring Operator Jessica Culver received an impact-activated audio security sensor alert from a machinery manufacturing company just before 5 a.m. She heard the noise of metal crashing and sound of footsteps inside the business and called Everett Police with a verified burglar alarm.

Officers were on scene three minutes after Culver called and surrounded the property. They located a hole cut in the fence and saw a man inside the business’ yard. The intruder tried to run, but police caught him and took him into custody.

According to police, the suspect cut through the fence and took scrap metal and welding cables to sell. Everything was recovered.

This is the sixth arrest at this site in the past 18 months after a detection and dispatch by Sonitrol Pacific.