Scared at School: When Trespassing Brings Police

Chelsea MitchellArrests and apprehensions

Ever had the urge to wander the halls of your alma mater, just for old time’s sake? If it means trespassing, three kids in Everett can tell you from experience that it’s not worth it. At 8:56 p.m. on July 30, Verification Center operator Jeff LaMont received an alarm on the courtyard doors at an Everett elementary school. Through the … Read More

These kids screwed up: Teens caught with screwdriver, other tools inside school

Chelsea MitchellArrests and apprehensions

When Verification Center operator Robin Goings heard loud and continuous audio coming from outside a Tacoma elementary school in the middle of the afternoon on Saturday, he called the school’s contracted guard service to check it out. Since Sonitrol Pacific’s audio detection system allowed him to keep listening while the guard was on his way, Robin heard male voices inside … Read More

Burglar behind bars!

Chelsea MitchellArrests and apprehensions

What were you doing at 1:48 a.m. last night? Jessica Culver was vigilantly monitoring businesses, residences and schools protected by Sonitrol Pacific in the Everett, Wash. area. At that precise moment her night got significantly more exciting than yours: the sound of banging and breaking glass tripped the alarm system at Lake Goodwin Store in Stanwood and Jessica sprung into … Read More

Intrusion Deja Vu

Chelsea MitchellArrests and apprehensions

Early this morning,Verification Center operator Minta Christopherson helped Tacoma police catch an intruder at Apex Engineering. Shortly before 2:30 a.m., the Sonitrol Pacific audio detection system that is hard-wired into the building was tripped with sounds of movement in the garage. Minta dispatched police, who swiftly took the not-so-sneaky intruder into custody. Making the apprehension even better is the fact … Read More

Giggling gaggle of trespassers trumped

Chelsea MitchellArrests and apprehensions

Police detained seven kids outside a Puget Sound area high school after Sonitrol Pacific detected them May 26. A little before 3 a.m., monitoring operator Minta Christopherson received security alert activations from the main entry doors to the school and heard several people laughing and talking over the live audio security sensors. She called police. Officers quickly arrived at the … Read More

I spy a burglar

Chelsea MitchellArrests and apprehensions

Deputies arrested a suspected burglar at an electrical apparatus manufacturing company in Hillsboro after Sonitrol Pacific’s video alarm monitoring system caught him on camera and the operator called police June 1. Monitoring Operator Jessica Culver saw a man climb a fence to get inside a secured area and throw items back over the fence. She immediately called the Washington County … Read More

3-minute police response to verified alarm

Chelsea MitchellArrests and apprehensions

Police arrested a suspected burglar after they arrived at an Everett business within three minutes of receiving Sonitrol Pacific’s call of a verified alarm May 27. Monitoring Operator Jessica Culver received an impact-activated audio security sensor alert from a machinery manufacturing company just before 5 a.m. She heard the noise of metal crashing and sound of footsteps inside the business … Read More