Suspect detected by audio sensors, caught

Michael Young

Sonitrol Pacific Operator Michael Young received multiple security sensor activations from Dower Grade School at 4:41 a.m. Following the City of Lakewood’s Enhanced Call Verification policy, Young called a representative from the school district, conferred with him, then called Lakewood Police. While officers were en route, Young heard someone moving around inside the school. When police arrived, they saw someone flee the building. They gave chase and caught the suspected burglar.


From the Tacoma News Tribune:
Woman arrested after Lakewood school burglary
by Stacey Mulick, 05/09/12

Lakewood police arrested a 27-year-old woman suspected of burglarizing an elementary school early Tuesday.

Officers were called to John Dower Elementary School, 7817 John Dower Road W., after the burglar alarm sounded just after 4:40 a.m. As police arrived, officers spotted a woman dressed in dark clothing running from the building. One officer detained her as others checked out the school and found a window had been removed, police reported.

A police dog tracked the intruder to where the woman was being held. She was booked into the Pierce County Jail on suspicion of second-degree burglary and an outstanding misdemeanor warrant.