By Shawn Benefiel, Sonitrol Pacific Portland Public Agency Specialist
Posted June 1, 2009
Police took three teens into custody suspected of breaking a window to get inside a Portland community center May 29.
Sonitrol Pacific Operator Tara Fulmer received alarms from the St. Johns Community Center followed by live audio of girls screaming and banging sounds. Fulmer called police.
Officers were already en route to the center as a neighbor witnessed suspicious activity in the playground area outside the building and called police. Officers arrived and took three teen girls into custody. The three were later released to their parents custody.
According to officers, the teens wanted to use the center’s gym and threw wine bottles through a window to break it and climbed inside. The doors to the gym area were locked, but the three were not discouraged. When police arrived, they were attempting to break through the doors.