School intruders detected, arrested

Jessica Culver

Police arrested two people suspected of breaking into a Portland area school after Sonitrol Pacific’s audio-based security system detected the crime in progress August 18.

Monitoring Operator Jessica Culver was alerted to the school’s security system activating around 10:30 p.m.  She listened to what was happening live inside the school with audio security sensors, heard sounds of at least two people and called West Linn Police.  Culver continued to listen to keep officers updated on the activity and heard footsteps, banging sounds and movement noises.

Officers arrived at the school in about six minutes and could see two people inside.

Culver received a signal indicating someone opened a door.  She let police know the suspects had possibly left and by which door.  Officers caught the two.