Late Friday afternoon a caller reported a disturbance in the neighborhood in around 4:40 p.m. Deputies were called out to the Spicewood neighborhood to investigate. The shooter was arrested by the Travis County Sheriff’s Office after repeatedly shooting his gun at a neighbor’s drone.
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Police Stories October 19
The unidentified flying object or UFO that was reported flying over New Jersey was actually a police drone according to law enforcement officials. The drone was used to track down two suspects who robbed a local Home Depot according to the Township of Union Police Department.
Police Stories October 8
During the early morning hours on Saturday, a 16-year-old girl called the 999 Emergency Services to report that she had been raped and was somewhere in the Boston Lincolnshire (UK) area with her attacker. Even though the girl was not able to report her exact location she was quickly found after she had described a leveled factory site and the local authorities deployed a police drone with a thermal imaging camera.
Police Stories September 7
According to a post from Rick G. on Facebook, his DJI Inspire 2 was shot out of the air by an angry neighbor in Ohio last night. The drone crashed down to earth from about 168 feet high. The aircraft, as you can see in the photo was heavily damaged as a result. The pilot has a pretty good idea who had shot down the drone. He went to the house and finally got his Inspire 2 back after the neighbor first denied shooting it down. The drone pilot then turned to Facebook for advice.
Police Stories August 21
A suspected burglar was apprehended with the help of a police drone in Kelso, WA. On August 17, the Kelso police were informed about a man who had broken into a car storage area. The 45-year-old man tried to hide and evade being arrested but he was no match for the police drone.
Police Stories August 20
Law enforcement officials in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania have been using a drone for the last three months, before announcing their new crime-fighting tool and say that it has taken public safety to a new level. Not only has the unmanned aircraft system (UAS) been used to fight crime, it has also helped in locating missing persons.