Gate Security, Monitored by Expert Monitoring Center, Ensures Trespassers Caught

Police caught two people trespassing inside the courtyard of a Portland area high school after Sonitrol Pacific’s electronic gate security detected the entry September 17.

Operator Minta Christopherson received the security system activation from the school’s courtyard gate just after 1:00 a.m. and called Oregon City Police.

Police officers arrived at the school within minutes of Christopherson’s call and caught two people just outside the gate.  The two admitted to going inside the courtyard area.  Officers discovered one person currently attended the high school and the other was an older friend of the student.  The two were charged with trespassing.  Further investigation may lead to additional charges.

A representative from the school district expressed gratitude for the fast response by Christopherson, saying it potentially saved the school district a lot of money.

Special “thanks” to the Oregon City Police Department.