Nefarious use of drones is likely to get worse before it gets better, according to officials.
“Kind of looks like a deer caught in the headlights,” said Micah Perkins, of Wewoka, Oklahoma. who said he knew something was wrong at his neighbor’s home.
Perkins then picked up his drone.
“I didn’t really think about it,” he said. “I just had it, and it was the perfect opportunity.”
Authorities said the female suspect, identified as Marissa Ramsey, was with a man but he left her in the dust.
“When he spotted the drone spotting him, he drove off rather quickly,” said Deputy Thomas Wood with Seminole County. “And, at this time, the operator of the drone noticed a female running from the residence.”
The Richland County Sheriff’s Department said they had help capturing an accused murderer Tuesday from a new perspective– they used a drone to help locate him.
“We use the drone to assist with our deputies on the ground with the perimeter. We use it to scan the area. The suspect was actually in a thick area of the woods. Our SWAT team is here on the left, the suspect is actually here in the center, he’s actually seen as a white hot-spot,”
RCSD says they have used drones three times in the past week and now have four drones in the program.
A “personal drone” burst into flames Tuesday afternoon, sparking a wildfire that quickly grew to more than 300 acres in northern Arizona, officials said.
The Kendrick Fire, southeast of Kendrick Park and northwest of Flagstaff, started about 12:35 p.m. and quickly blackened about 335 acres of grass before crews stopped its spread, Coconino National Forest spokesman George Jozens said.
A police drone was able to locate a man who had been in a car crash unconscious in a 6ft deep ditch in the dead of night.
The drone was deployed just after 2am today after witnesses saw a man walking away from the scene of the accident on the A16 south of Grimsby where a car had flipped onto its side.
Desperate to find the driver of the car, Lincolnshire Police used their drone, equipped with thermal imaging, to search the scene as officers from Humberside Police searched by foot.
And within a few minutes the drone managed to find the driver unconscious in a 6ft deep ditch 160 metres from where the accident had happened.
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue team has located missing aircraft pieces from a fatal plane crash.
Undersheriff Paul Howell says the SAR team used a UAV drone to search the area where a Piper PA-34 Seneca crashed east of Jacks Valley Road on Monday, February 21.
The pieces were located about a half mile south of the crash site.
The fatal plane crash claimed the life of 64-year-old Stephen Filice, of Minden.