Sunday school trespasser caught

Police detained a trespasser at a Puget Sound area school after Sonitrol Pacific detected him inside the building January 22. Monitoring Operator Cindy Burr received an alert from the school around 7:30 a.m.  Security sensors tracked activity from a door and down a hallway of the school.  Burr called the school’s security guard to investigate. As the guard searched the … Read More

Voices tip off Sonitrol Pacific to school trespassers

Faint voices detected by Sonitrol Pacific’s audio security sensors resulted in the apprehension of two suspected trespassers inside a Tacoma area grade school on New Year’s Eve. Monitoring Operator Ashley Sutton received an alert about 4:30 p.m. from the Sonitrol Pacific security system at the school.  She heard faint voices over the live audio security sensors and called the district’s … Read More

School trespassers tapped out

Two juveniles trespassing at a Puget Sound area school were caught after their voices were detected by Sonitrol Pacific audio security sensors August 3. Monitoring Operator Ashley Sutton received impact-activated audio sensor alerts from the school just after 6:00 p.m.  She heard banging sounds and voices and call the school’s security guard service. Sutton continued to monitor live audio of … Read More

Trespassing twosome detected, caught

The Sonitrol Pacific security system at a Puget Sound area school detected two kids trespassing at the school September 18. Monitoring Operator Robin Goings received the system activation from the school and called the guard service.  Goings was able to tell the guard exactly where in the school the intruders were based on the security sensor activity. Two juveniles were … Read More

A bang, a crash and an arrest

Police arrested a person suspected of attempting to break into a Puget Sound area school after Sonitrol Pacific’s audio security detected suspicious sounds and called authorities September 21. Monitoring Operator Kris Etheridge received the initial alert just before midnight, heard banging sounds and called police.  Moments later, Etheridge heard a crashing noise and updated authorities. Officers were on scene quickly … Read More

Attempted Burglary Foiled, Injured Suspect Rescued by Audio security

A Sonitrol Pacific impact-activated audio security sensors detected a break-in at a Tacoma area school and the monitoring operator sent police to catch four juveniles, including one who was injured during the break-in, September 25. Operator Bricia Mejia received the audio security system activation from the school and heard what sounded like a window being smashed.  She also heard the … Read More

A library card really can open doors, but Sonitrol Pacific can detect the entry

Sonitrol Pacific detected an attempted break-in and the monitoring operator sent authorities to catch two juveniles using a library card and a knife to try to open a locked door at a Puget Sound area high school September 18. Operator Kris Etheridge received multiple alarm activations from the school’s multi-arts room.  She didn’t hear anything suspicious over the audio security … Read More

Leave the cookies, take the marbles

Sonitrol Pacific’s detection of “scuffling and movement” sounds led police to arrest two suspected school burglars and recover electronics and a jar of marbles August 30. Monitoring Operator Kris Etheridge received an impact-activated audio alert from the grade school around 3:30 a.m.  She heard a loud bang followed by prying noises and sounds of scuffling and movement.  Etheridge immediately called … Read More

School fence climbers foiled by audio security

Sonitrol Pacific detected the noise made by three suspected school trespassers and an expert operator sent the school district’s security guard catch them. Operator Joe Orsborn received the impact-activated audio security alert from the school a little before 11:00 p.m.  He heard a banging noise near a main entry door and called the security guard service. The security guard caught … Read More

Police don’t let ‘sleeping’ suspect lie

Police caught one suspected school burglar on site and tracked a second to a home where he pretended to sleep after Sonitrol Pacific detected the break-in September 3. Monitoring Operator Jessica Culver received the security system activation from the school just after 3:00 a.m.  She heard a tap sound and called the school district’s security guard service.  While the guard … Read More