Sonitrol Pacific Catches Two Within Hours of System Going Live

Lakewood, WA, July 30, 2009 --( Less than seven hours after Sonitrol Pacific security went live in a Washington church the system activated and police caught two suspected vandals July 24.

Sonitrol Pacific Technician Johnny Runyan activated the system at Lakewood Presbyterian Church late in the afternoon on Thursday, July 23. Customer Service Representative DeJa Irving completed training for the people who would be using the system the following afternoon. Around 8:50 p.m. July 24, everyone left the church and the system was turned on. At 9:15 p.m., the system activated. Sonitrol Pacific Operator Ashley Sutton followed the enhanced call verification protocol as mandated by the City of Lakewood and called a representative from the church, then the police.

Police arrived on site shortly after the church employee and took one juvenile into custody immediately, then promptly apprehended a second who attempted to escape.

According to officers, the suspects cut cable and Internet lines to the church thinking they were cutting phone and security system lines. Next, they climbed onto the roof, broke three windows and crawled inside. One of the suspects sustained a gash in his leg from a broken window.

Sound Security, dba Sonitrol Pacific
Pamela Singleton