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Chelsea Mitchell Arrests & Apprehensions

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Ashley Sutton

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 “woohoo!” and Sutton called police.  She continued to listen to live audio of activity at the school and heard what she suspected were fireworks going off and skateboarding sounds.

Police found six people, mostly kids, at the school lighting fireworks.  A 19-year-old man was arrested based on previous charges.  The other five were detained until their parents picked them up.

The school was still secure and no one ever went inside.