Alarm Verification Detects Potty Tipper
Kris, an operator in our Verification Center, helped the Snohomish County Sheriff capture a suspected portable toilet tipper yesterday after getting Secure Pacific motion viewer activations from a mixed use apartment/retail building under construction in Lynnwood. She used video to verify the alarm and could see a male figure with a dark hooded sweatshirt and dark pants and dispatched police. When she received the next activation, she could see officers on one and the suspect on another—the distance between them was growing closer. She called the dispatch back and learned that officers had detained one suspect, who jumped the fence and tried to run away. Kris later was in touch with the Sheriff’s Deputy, who called to verify the sequence of the alarms, as the suspect was claiming that he only entered the site as a shortcut on his way home. Kris was able to verify that the suspect had been on the site for at least ten minutes. The site contact also asked her if any of the clips show the suspect knocking down portable toilets because three were tipped and one was damaged. We did not get any footage of the potty tipping, but we did not detect anyone else on the site other than this suspect.