From a whisper to an arrest

Operator Michael Young

A father, son and friend suspected of breaking into Puget Sound area school were taken into custody after Sonitrol Pacific operator received the security system activation, heard one of them whisper and called police November 10.

Monitoring Operator Michael Young received the initial security system activation from the library area at the school. Listening to live audio, he heard a couple “thunks” and notified authorities.  While on the phone with the Lakewood Police Department, Young heard sounds of movement inside the library and someone whisper “shhhhh”.

Officers were at the school within five minutes of Young’s call. Their search quickly uncovered the intruders.

“It sounded like all heck broke loose,” Young said.

Police took three people into custody: a father, a son and a student from the school.