Security System Prevents Theft From Schools

Kris Etheridge, expert Sonitrol Pacific operator

Police picked up two teen girls picking through a Puget Sound area school’s lost and found for designer items after a detection by Sonitrol Pacific December 22.

Operator Kris Etheridge received an alert from the school just before 11:00 p.m.  Listening to live audio on the scene, she heard faint voices and called Lakewood Police.

Officers located two juvenile girls inside the school sorting through the “lost and found” and pulling out name brand clothing.  Both were taken into custody.

Although the school was closed for the winter holiday, a janitor accidentally left a door unlocked earlier in the day.  The teens entered easily and without causing damage.  A representative from the school expressed relief by Sonitrol Pacific’s quick detection and verification.