Wanted suspect detected by audio security

Kris Etheridge

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 to live activity inside the school and heard crashing noises and faint voices.  She kept the deputies updated on what was happening.

Officers responded quickly to the verified burglar alarm and searched the school with a police dog.  Deputies located and arrested one woman.  In addition to this incident, the woman was wanted for other crimes.

Officers believe one or two accomplices got away.

The school district reported no losses or damage.