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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RIVERSIDE: Couple who used flying drone to deliver drugs sentenced to prison

RIVERSIDE — A Riverside couple officials alleged had been using a flying drone to deliver LSD, heroin, methamphetamine, and other drugs from their Orangecrest home to clients at a nearby parking lot both pleaded guilty earlier this month and were sentenced to prison June 25. After their arrest, the boyfriend and girlfriend, 39-year-old, Benjamin Baldasarre, and 31-year-old Ashley Carroll, were originally […]

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RIVERSIDE: Couple using flying drone to deliver meth, LSD, other drugs arrested, face multiple charges

RIVERSIDE — Officials conducting a narcotics investigation arrested an Orangecrest couple they allege were involved in the sales of methamphetamine, LSD and other illegal and prescription narcotics, Thursday, December 21. According to Riverside police officials, the couple had been using a flying drone to conduct drug transactions out of their home on the 8700 block of Chesapeake Lane, north of Van Buren Boulevard and […]

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