Snohomish, WA, August 14, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Sonitrol Pacific’s audio based security system inside a Snohomish County school detected threatening activity and the monitoring operator sent police to catch three juveniles and recover school property August 10.
Reminiscent of a “Mission: Impossible” episode, the suspects climbed onto the school’s roof, removed a screen and used a garden hose to lower themselves down into the school, according to police.
Just before 11 p.m., Sonitrol Pacific Operator Kris Etheridge received an impact-activated alert from the school’s audio sensors. She listened to what was happening live and heard bangs, scrapes and sounds of movement. Etheridge called police and continued to monitor activity while officers were en route, keeping them up dated on the intruders’ movement through the building. She heard one person say he was “all messed up” and another say “ow.” Etheridge heard the intruders enter the school’s band room and bang on the piano.
Police and deputies were waiting for the teens when they exited through the school’s gym. Two were arrested and a third was released to parental custody.
According to officials, the suspects took a laptop, a cell phone, a flashlight and other various items from classrooms.
Thanks to the fast response by Etheridge and police to Sonitrol Pacific’s audio security system, this really was an impossible mission.