Top Apprehension #1 of 2012
Who: Operator Kris & Seattle Police
What: 2 trespassers in custody
When: August 2 at 1:03 a.m.
Where: Seattle, Wash.
How: Just after 1 a.m. on Aug. 2, Kris received notification of a tripped motion sensor at a construction site in Seattle's South Lake Union neighborhood. Two men set off the armed motion detection system when they jumped a gate to enter. Using the site's verified motion viewing technology, Kris was able to watch their movement and provide to-the-moment reporting to Seattle police, whom she dispatched immediately after spotting the men.
It appears that the suspected trespassers needed to make a pit-stop before exploring the site—recorded video from our Verification Center shows them entering a portable toilet near the gate.
After answering nature’s call, the suspects began climbing a large crane just as police were getting to the site, only minutes after receiving the dispatch.
Police spotted the pair on the crane and began to surround the site. As more forces, including K-9, encircled the area, the suspects eventually climbed down and attempted to hide between two nearby buildings.
K-9 easily tracked the suspects down and police arrested them at the University of Washington Medical Center building.