Everett, WA, December 26, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- The Sonitrol Pacific security system at Diversified Industrial Recycling Center detected a burglary in progress with an unusual entry point that conventional security isn’t designed to detect and police arrested two suspects December 18.
Operator Jaime Maranville received activations of the sensors at the center and listened to live audio to verify the alarm. She heard suspicious sounds and called the Everett Police Department.
Officers responded quickly and surrounded the building. A police dog was used to track down the two suspects and they were arrested.
According to police, the suspects cut a hole in a window, removed the wooden dowel serving as a window stop, opened the window and crawled inside. They gathered together power tools, cash from a safe and other items and were hauling it all out through a hole they punched in the aluminum sided building when police arrived. It is also believed the two knocked down a couple of surveillance cameras and destroyed the receiver in an attempt to evade detection.
The suspects didn’t have a chance to take donated Christmas gifts meant for the employees. Diversified is a non-profit organization that provides training and employment support to people with disabilities.