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

Chelsea MitchellArrests & Apprehensions

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

Wanted suspect detected by audio security

Chelsea MitchellArrests & Apprehensions

The Sonitrol Pacific audio security system protecting a school under construction detected a break-in in progress and deputies arrested a woman wanted for additional criminal activity August 12. Operator Kris Etheridge received the impact-activated audio alert from the school around 12:30 a.m.  She heard sounds of movement and footsteps and called the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Department.  Etheridge continued to listen … Read More

From Faint Taps to Arrest: Sonitrol Pacific Security Audio Detects School Vandal

Chelsea MitchellArrests & Apprehensions

Sonitrol Pacific security audio of faint taps and sounds of movement inside a Puget Sound area school led a burglar alarm verification expert to call police and police to arrest one August 7. Monitoring Operator Jessica Culver received the security system activation from the school around 2:30 a.m.  She heard faint taps followed by sounds of movement and called Everett … Read More

18 caught, 4 arrested after detection by Sonitrol Pacific

Chelsea MitchellArrests & Apprehensions

Police caught a group of 18 trespassers and arrested four people at the South Puget Sound area high school after Sonitrol Pacific detected them August 1. Operator Joe Orsborn received an impact-activated audio alert from the school just after midnight and called the school district’s security guard service to investigate. The security guard found 18 people outside the school.  Tacoma … Read More

3rd Time in 2 Months, School Break-in Detected, Intruders Caught

Chelsea MitchellArrests & Apprehensions

For the third time in two months Sonitrol Pacific has detected threatening activity at this Puget Sound area school and sent authorities to catch the suspected perpetrators. Around noon on July 29, Operator Tara Fulmer received alerts from the school’s Sonitrol Pacific security system.  She heard faint sounds of movement and called the school’s security guard service to investigate. The … Read More

Bang, clatter, 5 caught

Chelsea MitchellArrests & Apprehensions

Police arrested one person for trespassing at a school and cited four others with curfew violations after the school’s Sonitrol Pacific security system detected them July 17. Operator Mike Young received an impact-activated audio security alert from the school around 1:30 a.m.  He heard a “sharp bang and clatter followed by movement sounds” and called the school district’s guard service. … Read More

Rooftop trespassers detected by audio security

Chelsea MitchellArrests & Apprehensions

Police apprehended six juveniles trespassing on the roof of a Puget Sound area high school after the Sonitrol Pacific audio security system protecting the building detected them July 25. Monitoring Operator Kris Etheridge received an impact-activated audio sensor alert around 11:30 p.m.  She heard what sounded like someone running and called the school’s security guard. The security guard initially saw … Read More

‘Rattling’ reveals kids on school roof

Chelsea MitchellArrests & Apprehensions

Three kids trespassing at a Tacoma area school were caught after Sonitrol Pacific’s audio security system detected them on the roof June 17. Monitoring Operator Ashley Sutton received security audio of a “rattling” from the teachers’ lounge area, followed by what she thought could be a ball being tossed into the room.  She called the school’s security guard service to … Read More

Taped-over latch allows easy entry, Sonitrol Pacific still detects intrude

Chelsea MitchellArrests & Apprehensions

Police suspect two burglars taped over a door latch to be able to enter a Seattle area school at a later time.  However, the plan was foiled by Sonitrol Pacific security’s detection. At about 2:30 a.m. on June 29, monitoring Operator Kris Etheridge received a silent alarm from the theater door at the school.  Listening to live audio, she heard … Read More