Wenatchee Police say a homeowners residential burglary alarm helped them arrest a suspect in the act of breaking into his home. Police say in a news release that the resident was on vacation and away from the home when the break in occurred during the early evening hours of March 10th.
In the news release that was posted to the Police Department’s Facebook page it was reported,
“Officers from A Shift and our Special Services Division responded to a burglary in progress in the 1200 block of Montana Street in Wenatchee. The resident was on vacation out of state, but received an alert through his phone that his alarm had been tripped. The resident was then able to log in to his alarm system and see the suspect on camera in his house. The suspect was going through the house covering up the cameras.”
“Officers arrived and surrounded the residence. Once set, they announced to the suspect that he needed to come out. The suspect tried to exit through both doors to the residence, but found they were both blocked by Officers. He retreated inside the residence and barricaded himself in the bathroom.”
“Officers made entry and negotiated the surrender of Alejandro Negrete, 24, of Wenatchee. He was arrested for Residential Burglary and Possession of Burglary Tools. Officers located gloves and a crowbar among other items at the suspect’s point of entry into the residence.”
“This case points out the potential usefulness of alarm systems. It is important for your Police Department to know how to contact you if you have an alarm system. In this case, the alarm directly notified the resident. If you have a monitored alarm system, please contact Wenatchee Police Department to provide contact information (this goes for your business, too!). That way, when your alarm goes off, we can contact you and find out if there is an actual problem and make an appropriate response.”