Chance encounter leads to presentation, boy’s designation as Corning PD “Honorary Drone Pilot”

CORNING, Calif. — A chance encounter between a young boy and Corning police officer led to a school presentation of the department’s unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) drones. During last Wednesday’s special presentation the young aviation fan was presented with a number of honors, including being designated as a Corning Police Department “Honorary Drone Pilot.” LEADING THE SCNS HEADLINES: Robbed of […]

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UAV helps locate missing and injured Redding camper, 59

REDDING, Calif. — “Injured, dehydrated, and confused,” a 59-year-old Redding man was rescued from a remote campsite along the Sacramento River Trail after his spouse reported he had become injured and failed to return home Monday, Sept. 14. The victim had last been seen two days earlier when he went on a solo-camping trip to test out some new camping […]

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Redding PD’s UAV’s prove critical during major incidents

REDDING — Like many other law enforcement agencies its size, Redding Police Department does not have its own aviation unit or helicopters. Instead, the department relies heavily on assistance from CHP’s Northern Division Aerial Operations, which provides aerial support for 13 counties throughout northern California. Because of the vast area CHP’s Air Ops covers, much needed help from above is […]

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RPD UAV tracks burglar, K9 aids in arrest

REDDING — A man is in custody after Redding police officers investigating suspicious activity at a closed business early Sunday morning, found the alleged suspect in the process of stealing a truck. Although the man fled from officers, one of the department’s Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and a police K9 were instrumental in the subject’s eventual apprehension. SEE OTHER RECENT SCNS […]

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