Scared at School: When Trespassing Brings Police

Chelsea MitchellArrests & 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 & 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 & 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 & 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

I spy a burglar

Chelsea MitchellArrests & 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 & 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

2011 SNDA National Achievement results are in

Chelsea MitchellTestimonials & Referrals

It’s been an exciting day at Sonitrol Pacific … the winners in the annual Sonitrol National Dealers’ Association National Achievement Competition have been announced.  We are thrilled to learn that five members of our team earned top spots and three more earned honorable mention.  Technician John Provost, Operator Tara Fulmer, Operator Sarah Bailey, Salena Wolfe and Jeff LaMont will all … Read More

Crime Stoppers donations

Chelsea MitchellTestimonials & Referrals

We believe preventing crime benefits everyone.  At the end of each quarter, Sonitrol Pacific makes a donation to Crime Stoppers organizations in the Pacific Northwest of $100 for each apprehension incident resulting from detection by one of our security systems. During the third quarter of 2010, we had 29 detection/dispatch incidents that resulted in apprehension of 59 suspected perpetrators, leading … Read More

School rooftop trespassers caught by audio security

Chelsea MitchellArrests & Apprehensions

Three kids trespassing on the roof of a Puget Sound area grade school were detained, then released to their parents’ custody after an alert Sonitrol Pacific operator sent security guards to the school September 11. Operator Sarah Bailey received an activation from a sensor inside the school‘s lunch room.  She heard a “quick thud” noise and called the school district’s … Read More

Trespassing trio caught on school roof

Chelsea MitchellArrests & Apprehensions

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