Police don’t let ‘sleeping’ suspect lie

Jessica Culver

Police caught one suspected school burglar on site and tracked a second to a home where he pretended to sleep after Sonitrol Pacific detected the break-in September 3.

Monitoring Operator Jessica Culver received the security system activation from the school just after 3:00 a.m.  She heard a tap sound and called the school district’s security guard service.  While the guard was on his way, Culver heard sounds of movement and received alerts from the school’s doors.  Tacoma Police were called.

The security guard caught one suspect when two people ran from the school.  Tacoma Police tracked the second suspect to the home of the first suspect, where he pretended to sleep on a couch in the basement.

Initially, the two suspects claimed they didn’t know each other, but their story quickly unravelled.