School vandals detected, apprehended

Security audio of banging noises detected by Sonitrol Pacific led police to catch two suspected school vandals August 31. Monitoring Operator Joe Orsborn received an activation of the audio security sensors in a room inside the school, he heard loud banging sounds and called Lakewood Police.  The banging noises continued while officers were on their way. Police used a K9 … Read More

School year starts with apprehension

Police arrested a suspected trespasser inside a Puget Sound area school after Sonitrol Pacific’s security system detected him and the monitoring operator called officers September 6. Operator Michael Young received the security system activations from the school, but only heard normal sounds.  He called a representative from the school who decided he would go investigate.  While the school district employee … Read More

Door Kicking Group of Teenagers Detected, Detained, Released to Parents

For the second time in two weeks, Sonitrol Pacific detected threatening activity at a Puget Sound area high school and sent police to catch the suspected perpetrators August 31. Operator Kris Etheridge received an impact-activated audio security alert from the school’s gym around 1 a.m.  She heard what sounded like a door opening and closing, followed by giggling and called … Read More

Trespassing teens detected, detained

Three teens detected inside a Puget Sound area high school by Sonitrol Pacific were detained by police for trespassing August 21. Operator Jessica Culver received security system activations from the auditorium at the school just before 3 a.m.  She heard sounds of someone walking around.  Everett Police and the school district’s security guard service went to the school to investigate. … Read More

Music To Our Ears: Four Juveniles Caught Breaking into a School Band Room

Deputies took four juveniles into custody suspected of breaking into a school’s band room after Sonitrol Pacific’s audio security system “heard” voices August 29. Operator Kris Etheridge received the security alarm from the school’s band room just before 1:30 a.m.  She heard a metallic clang and a voice and called the King County Sheriff’s Department.  While officers were on their … Read More

‘You guys saved us big time’ with school burglar caught, property recovered

Police responded in less than three minutes to a Sonitrol Pacific verified alarm at a Portland area school and caught a suspected burglar filling a cart with about $40,000 worth of electronics August 16. Monitoring Operator Joe Orsborn received the security system activation just after 2 a.m.  Initially, he only heard the HVAC unit when listening to the audio security … Read More

Four caught by audio security

Police took four suspected school burglars into custody after Sonitrol Pacific’s audio security system detected the break-in August 1. Monitoring Operator Joe Orsborn received the initial alarm activation.  He heard crashing sounds and called Lakewood Police.  While officers were on their way, Orsborn heard faint voices over the live audio sensors. Police responded quickly to the verified alarm and caught … Read More

Pop goes the perpetrator

Police apprehended six suspected trespassers at a Puget Sound area grade school, arresting one after Sonitrol Pacific’s audio sensor security system detected the sounds of fireworks going off outside the building June 12. Monitoring Operator Ashley Sutton received the impact-activation alert of the school’s audio security sensors around 6:30 p.m.  She heard taps followed by voices.  A young man shouted … Read More

School security system detects vandal

A Sonitrol Pacific school security system detected threatening activity near a portable classroom and dispatched a security guard to catch a suspected vandal May 22. Monitoring Operator Robin Goings was monitoring the school’s Sonitrol Pacific account when he received system alerts from a portable classroom.  He also received indication of activity around the main school building.  Goings called the school … Read More