Low-flying drone prompts police investigation

Prince George

2022-04-04 07:45 PDT

File # 2022-9040

Prince George RCMP is investigating a report of a low-flying drone in a residential backyard.

Earlier last month, the Prince George RCMP began investigating a report of a drone that was sighted flying into a residential backyard on the 1400-block of Nation Cres. Witnesses stated to police that on numerous occasions, the drone would fly over the backyard while the young children were playing outside. When an adult came into view, the drone would fly away. On one occasion, the drone flew outside the bedroom window of one of the children and hovered outside of the window for a short time.

Stock photo of a drone
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This invasion of privacy is very concerning as whomever was operating the drone was doing so in a residential neighborhood where young children were targeted. We are encouraging anyone who has experienced a similar situation, where a drone has been flown near their residence with the purpose of observing them, to call the non-emergency line at 250-561-3300 to speak with police, states Cpl. Jennifer Cooper, Media relations officer for the Prince George RCMP.

If you have any information about this or any other criminal offence, please contact the Prince George RCMP at (250)561-3300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1(800)222-8477 or online at www.northernbccrimestoppers.ca (English only). You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers. If you provide information that leads to an arrest or recovery of stolen property, you could be eligible for a cash reward.

Consider registering your home or business surveillance system with the City of Prince George’s CCTV registry. For more information, visit the City of Prince George website at www.princegeorge.ca/cctv (English only).

Released by

Cpl. Jennifer Cooper

Communications NCO / Media Relations Officer
Prince George RCMP
455 Victoria Street, Prince George, BC, V2L 0B7
Office: 250-561-3300

Email: pg_media@rcmp-grc.gc.ca
Website: princegeorge.rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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