Audio security of banging on door leads to arrest

Security audio of rattles and bangs resulted in the dispatch of deputies and arrest of a suspected trespasser May 27. Sonitrol Pacific Operator Mike Young received a quick series of security system activations and heard “a loud rattle and banging sounds” over audio sensors at the school.  He called Pierce County Sheriff’s Department to respond. Deputies arrived at the school … Read More

Seven trespassers ‘sound’ the alarm

Security audio of a thud, movement and scraping sounds resulted in the dispatch of a guard service and apprehension of seven suspected trespassers at a Tacoma area school May 29. Sonitrol Pacific Operator Minta Christopherson received the impact-activated security audio signal triggered by a thud at the school and called the school district’s security guard service.  Listening in live to … Read More

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 … Read More

Stadium trespassers detected, apprehended

Four kids were caught smoking inside a school district’s athletic stadium due to Sonitrol Pacific audio security picking up their voices and an alert operator dispatching the guard service June 15. Monitoring Operator Joe Orsborn received an activation of the security system inside the stadium’s press box around 12:30 a.m.  He heard someone say, “What? It’s open,” followed by more … Read More

Trespassers enter school through unlocked door, audio security detects

Four kids suspected of entering a Tacoma area school after they found an unlocked door were detected by Sonitrol Pacific security, detained by a security guard and released to their parents June 17. Monitoring Operator Ashley Sutton received an alert from the school’s security system around 7 p.m.  She called the school district’s guard service to investigate. The security guard … Read More

Trespasser caught carrying, arrested

A trespasser detected by Sonitrol Pacific at a Tacoma area grade school was arrested when police discovered he was carrying marijuana June 19. An impact-activated audio security alert was received in Sonitrol Pacific’s monitoring center by Operator Ashley Sutton around 8:30 p.m.  The sensors picked up sounds of a crash and Sutton called the school district’s guard service to check … Read More

School security system seals burglars’ fate

The detection of school burglars by Sonitrol Pacific’s security system resulted in police arresting three suspects June 22. Tacoma Police responded to Sonitrol Pacific’s call of a burglary in progress at a Tacoma area school a little before 3 a.m., found both main doors ajar and arrested three people suspected of burglarizing the school. According to the school district’s security … Read More

Snack attack leads to break-in, apprehension

Police tased and arrested a man suspected of entering a Puget Sound area school to break into a vending machine after Sonitrol Pacific detected him June 29. Just after 4 a.m., Operator Joe Orsborn responded to the school’s security system activation.  He briefly heard fireworks over the audio security sensors and called the school’s guard service. The security guard investigated, … Read More

Four vandals activate security system, apprehended

Security audio of glass breaking alerted a Sonitrol Pacific monitoring operator to vandalism in progress at a Tacoma area school July 5. Operator Cami Halstead received the activation from the school’s security system a little after 6:00 p.m.  Listening to live audio activity, she heard a few loud bangs.  Halstead immediately called the school district’s security guard service to investigate. … Read More

Seven vandals vanquished by audio security

Police detained seven kids suspected of vandalizing a Puget Sound area school after Sonitrol Pacific’s audio security system detected sounds of a window breaking July 11. Monitoring Operator Joe Orsborn received the security system activation from the school just before 2:30 a.m.  He heard “continual banging” sounds from the audio sensors and called Lakewood Police. Officers responded quickly to Sonitrol … Read More