Suspected serial vandal detected by Sonitrol Pacific, arrested

Tacoma Police arrested a person they suspect in a series of vandalism incidents after Sonitrol Pacific detected him at a Tacoma area school June 3.

Monitoring Operator Ashley Sutton received an impact-activated audio alert from the school around 7:30 p.m.  She heard tapping noises from areas in the school’s basement and called the school district’s guard service.

The security guard located a broken window and the suspected vandal.  Tacoma Police took the suspect into custody and told the guard he has a history of vandalism in the area.