Trespassing trio caught on school roof

Three kids trespassing on the roof of a Puget Sound area junior high school were detained, then released to their parents’ custody after Sonitrol Pacific’s audio security detected them September 12. Operator Sarah Bailey received an impact-activated audio security alert from the school just before 6:00 p.m.  She heard banging sounds and possible breakage noises and called the school district’s … Read More

Monitoring operator takes action, suspects in custody

Two suspected burglars carrying backpacks filled with tools and school property were arrested after a Sonitrol Pacific operator detected a burglary in progress at a Puget Sound area school and sent police September 19. Operator Michael Young received multiple sensor activations from the school.  He listened to live security audio on scene to verify the threat, but only heard the … Read More

Vandals vanquished by audio security

Sonitrol Pacific audio security detected threatening activity at a Puget Sound area school and police arrested three vandals June 21. Operator Kathleen Armstrong received an impact-activated audio security alert from the grade school and heard suspicious bangs.  She called a representative from the school district who said he preferred to investigate personally instead of calling police. The district employee arrived … Read More

Rooftop break-in detected, 2 arrested, electronics recovered

Police arrested two people suspected of breaking into a Puget Sound area high school through a roof hatch and attempting to steal electronic equipment after Sonitrol Pacific’s security system detected the intruders July 2. Operator Kathleen Armstrong received the system activation a little after 8:00 p.m., triggered by a signal from a roof hatch at the school.  She called the … Read More

Audio security catches two looking for meds in school

Deputies arrested two people suspected of breaking into a Puget Sound high school in search of prescription medications after Sonitrol Pacific’s audio based security system detected a threat September 14. At 12:49 a.m., Operator Michael Young received an activation from the security system at the high school.  Listening to live security audio, Young heard a door open and shut, sounds … Read More

Sonitrol Pacific Weekend Wrap Up: School Security Deja Vu

Two sets of trios traipsing over the rooftops of Tacoma area schools were caught and released to parental custody over the weekend after Sonitrol Pacific’s audio security detected them and an expert operator called the school district’s guard service. On September 11, Sonitrol Pacific Operator Sarah Bailey received a signal from the impact activated audio security system at an elementary … Read More

School vandals caught by audio sensors

Two people suspected of vandalizing a Washington middle school were caught after Sonitrol Pacific detected a threat August 12. Just after 11 p.m., Operator Michael Young received an activation from the  security sensors in the school’s west wing area.  Young followed the city’s burglar alarm ordinance protocol, then dispatched police. Officers arrived at the school within five minutes of Young’s … Read More

12 Suspects Arrested, 3 Schools Secured, 1 Awesome Monitoring Operator

Twelve people were caught engaged in criminal activity at three different Tacoma area schools in less than four hours last night due to detections by Sonitrol Pacific security systems and the response of one operator. At 7:17 p.m., Sonitrol Pacific Operator Bricia Mejia received an impact-activated alarm from a public grade school and heard loud banging noises through the audio … Read More