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Micro-drone crashes on roof of home being investigated by RCMP…

PRINCE GEORGE, BC: Police are asking for the operator of a drone to come forward after the device crashed onto a roof of a home being investigated by RCMP last week…

Police say on January 25, 2023, shortly before 11:00 AM, officers attended a residence on the 2600-block of Quince Street for a report of a disturbance.

While investigating the complaint, police observed a micro-drone flying above the residence, which was not in operation by police officers.

“We want to remind the public that there are fines and possible criminal charges that could result from flying a drone above an active police investigation. Micro-drone operators are required to follow the Transport Canada guidelines for drone operation, which include avoiding emergency sites and first responder perimeters,” states Cpl. Jennifer Cooper, Media Relations Officer for the Prince George RCMP.

The drone crashed on the roof of the house where police were conducting their investigation and was seized. Investigators are now looking to identify and speak with the drone operator.

If anyone has any information on who was operating the drone, please contact the RCMP by calling the non-emergency line at 250-561-3300. Quote file number 2023-2664.

Follow this link to review the Transport Canada guidelines for drone operation: Flying your drone safely and legally (canada.ca)

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