On Wednesday, January 25, shortly before 11 a.m., Prince George RCMP 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,” said Cpl. Jennifer Cooper, Media Relations Officer for the Prince George RCMP. “Micro-drone operators are required to follow the Transport Canada guidelines for drone operation, which include avoiding emergency sites and first responder perimeters.”
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 they can contact police 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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