A Short Performance for Auditorium Intruders

Chelsea MitchellArrests & Apprehensions

Operator Michelle Hoffman was monitoring accounts on Friday when she received an alarm on the auditorium storage area of a public high school in Snoqualmie. Listening with the school’s audio verification technology, she didn’t hear anything at first and called the night custodian, who did not answer. Michelle dispatched Issaquah PD. After the police arrived, Michelle received an alarm on … Read More

Preventing School Vandalism | Arrests at a Tacoma Middle School

Chelsea MitchellArrests & Apprehensions

Three juveniles were arrested yesterday evening after breaking a window and climbing on the roof of a public middle school l in Tacoma. Jeff, a swing shift Operator, received alarms from the hallway at 8:30 last night and could hear kids talking. He called the Tacoma School Patrol but the guard was far away and requested a police dispatch. The … Read More

Arrests at Washington Schools

Chelsea MitchellArrests & Apprehensions

June 14 was a big day for apprehensions at our Verification Center. In the afternoon, our newest Operator, Alexandra, received alarm notifications from an elementary school in Tacoma. Alexandra, who is still in training, heard young voices inside the building and notified the school patrol. The patrol guard later called back and informed Alexandra that three people had broken in … Read More

Former Employee Breaks into Boise Business

Chelsea MitchellArrests & Apprehensions

Internal theft by current or even former employees is a big problem for businesses. According to CBS News, a typical organization loses 5% of its total revenue to employee fraud. While accountability processes and good hiring can mitigate that threat, sometimes it takes more than that to catch perpetrators in the act. Our Operator, Jessica, received a door alarm in … Read More

Truck Dealership Burglar Arrested in Des Moines, WA

Chelsea MitchellArrests & Apprehensions

An intrusion at a truck dealership in Des Moines, WA this morning caused audio activations that alerted Joe Orsborn to the break-in. He dispatched the Des Moines PD. The officers saw someone moving around inside and decided to find a way in. The officers and a K-9 made their way inside and arrested the suspect. The officers determined that the … Read More

Three Arrests at a Marysville High School

Chelsea MitchellArrests & Apprehensions

Three juveniles were arrested at a public high school in Marysville, Wash. last night after they broke a classroom window and attempted to set fire to the dugout on the baseball field. Fortunately, there was no fire damage. In the Verification Center, Kris was alerted to the activity at 4 a.m. and could hear clattering and movement. She dispatched police … Read More

Burglars in Bellingham Booked Into Jail

Chelsea MitchellArrests & Apprehensions

When two burglars broke into an insurance company building in Bellingham last night, Operator Jessica Culver was immediately alerted to the audio of glass breaking and movement in the facility’s back room. She could hear a male and a female inside and dispatched police. The suspects were rummaging and banging things around while Jessica stayed on the line with the … Read More

Two Suspects Arrested at a Sultan, Wash. School

Chelsea MitchellArrests & Apprehensions

While monitoring accounts, Jessica was alerted to audio activations in the computer lab at a public school in Sultan, WA last night. She could hear crashing and she dispatched the Snohomish County Sheriff. For a while afterwards, Jessica didn’t hear anything. When the police called back, they said that they had two individuals in custody. The suspects smashed the window … Read More

Printer Pilferers Head to Prison

Chelsea MitchellArrests & Apprehensions

A portable classroom at a Lakewood, WA elementary school still has its printer thanks to Lora’s smart dispatch over the weekend. It was 6:15 a.m. on Saturday when Lora received audio activations from the portable building, followed by a door alarm at the north classroom. Lora could hear two males voices and dispatched Lakewood PD to the school. They kept … Read More

Five Overnight Arrests at Washington Schools

Chelsea MitchellArrests & Apprehensions

Five arrests at Washington schools last night took place after audio detection alerted our Verification Center to suspicious activity. First, Jessica heard a couple of small banging sounds coming from a middle school in the Mukilteo School District. Jessica began listening intently. She continued hearing banging and breaking glass, and she dispatched Mukilteo PD. As the police were en route, … Read More