Security system smartphone helps bust Clovis burglar

A burglar caught breaking into a Clovis home has been booked and charged.
January 3, 2014 12:00:00 AM PST
A burglar caught breaking into a Clovis home has been booked and charged.

Michael Adams Cook, 20, was arrested Thursday afternoon after Clovis police arrived at the 100 block of Lind Avenue and found him in the process of burglarizing a home.

Sargent Jim Koch with the Clovis Police Department said, "The reporting party was the resident of the house, who was away from the house at the time and had been notified that his house was being broken into."

The notification came from the home owner's smartphone. He was able to access his in home surveillance camera and saw the suspect climbing in through one of his windows.

"In this situation the gentleman did exactly what he should have done," said Sargent Jim Koch. "He immediately called 9-1-1 and notified the police department of the incident."

Others who live in the neighborhood where surprised to hear about the break in.

Charles Watson added, "Everybody knows each other so we keep an eye on everybody."

Sargent Koch says, high tech alarm systems like this one have become helpful in solving crimes like these.

With this new technology, you can monitor your house from your PC at work and your cell phone when you are on the go.

Alarm systems that link to your smartphone cost hundreds of dollars to install and have a monthly service fee, but remembering to lock all your windows and doors can go a long way to prevent you from becoming a victim.


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