Apprehension Story of the Week
On Sunday at 1:31p.m., Sonitrol of Delaware's operator-on-duty
received a verified audio impact-activated alarm from Battery
Warehouse, a retail store that sells a large assortment of batteries on
324 Martin Street in Dover, Delaware. The operator immediately notified
the police dispatcher and confirmed hearing banging noises followed by
what sounded like a pipe being dropped.
As the customer contact was notified to meet the Dover City Police
at the business, the responding officers discovered a broken window and
the perpetrator still residing inside the business. The intruder,
realizing that the police was present, attempted to flee with his
pockets full of batteries! However, the individual was apprehended soon
after a short chase.
The local media reported that the police arrested Jovan Blango, 14,
of Kent Avenue and charged him with third-degree burglary, criminal
mischief and resisting arrest. Officers decided that the juvenile would
best learn his lesson by releasing him to his parents.
Thanks to the partnership and quick response between Sonitrol and
the Dover City Police who made this first audio verified apprehension
possible for Sonitrol of Delaware! Another interesting note is that
this customer had a series of break-ins over the last six months prior
to having a Sonitrol system installed to take care of his ongoing
problem. The customer never experienced an apprehension until now! As
Sonitrol of Delaware's Joe Allen puts it, "This is one Energizer Bunny
that will NOT keep GOING--GOING--GOING!"
Here is a letter from the customer:
Dear Sonitrol Security Systems:
On Sunday, May 30, 2004, my place of business, Battery Warehouse of
Dover was broken into. The operator-on-duty, operator #131, did a
fantastic job of recognizing the situation and notifying the local
Police Department. The Police response time was within two (2) minutes
and the perpetrator was in custody within the next few minutes. The
fast response time by the Police Department, I believe, was due in part
to the reputation of Sonitrol Security.
This was the fifth time my business has been broken into, but was
only the first attempt since the installation of the Sonitrol System.
The system has now proven, in my eyes, to be one of the best in the
business. The Dover Police Department has seen its usefulness and
reliability and has now been able to capture a person they have been
looking for, who is suspected in past break-ins at other locations.
Once again, many warm-hearted thanks to Sonitrol Security Systems, and especially to Operator #131 for a job well done.
Lenny Jackson, Own
Sonitrol Corporation is the leading provider of Verified Response security solutions for
businesses and schools in North America. Founded by a policeman, the
company's technology was created to reduce false alarms and increase
apprehensions. Sonitrol's proprietary audio verification capability has
assisted local law enforcement in the apprehension of more than 155,000
suspects since 1977. Its integrated suite of offerings includes audio
intrusion alarms, access control, video surveillance and fire
detection. For more information on Sonitrol and its integrated security
solutions, please visit the company's website at www.sonitrol.com.