Portland, OR, July 22, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Police arrested the suspected burglar of a Portland car dealership when noise he made breaking in was detected by Sonitrol Pacific’s audio based security system July 16.
A little after 1 a.m., Sonitrol Pacific Operator Minta Christopherson received an alert from the security system at Monte Shelton Motors on west Burnside. Christopherson heard a “clattering” noise from the shop area. This was followed by additional alarms and Christopherson called police.
Portland Police Officers arrived at the dealership with a K9 unit and tracked down someone hiding inside the building. The suspect was arrested.
According to police, the person they arrested had a partner who ran away. The two got inside by breaking out part of a small window.
In 2010, 109 suspected burglars, vandals, trespassers and robbers have been arrested due to detection by Sonitrol Pacific security systems. Since 1978, Sonitrol Pacific detections have led to more than 5,330 arrests.