Monitored Security Cameras + 2 Minute Police Response = Crooks Caught

Police arrested two suspected burglars at a Portland auto body shop after a Sonitrol Pacific surveillance system caught the suspects breaking into cars and the monitoring operator called police December 10.

Sonitrol Pacific Operator Sarah Bailey saw two men and a woman wander into Portland Auto Detail’s yard on live security video just after 9 a.m.  The three looked around at bit, but promptly left.  Suspicious of their actions, Bailey kept a close watch on the business.

The two men returned about 20 minutes later carrying backpacks, began going through cars and entered an RV parked in the yard.  Bailey immediately called Portland Police.

Officers arrived at Portland Auto Detail in less than two minutes of receiving Bailey’s call and arrested the two men.

Sonitrol Pacific provided police with a copy of the security video for use as evidence.