Arlington police used drone thermal imaging technology to find a man hiding on a warehouse building suspected of assaulting a woman.
Police said the two sergeants were on patrol when they stopped investigating after seeing something happening at a gas station just before 11:00 pm on August 21, 2021.
The woman told police that her boyfriend had physically assaulted her during the discussion. Witnesses told police that the man ran towards a nearby storehouse.
Police have released a video on YouTube showing police officers searching for business while establishing boundaries around a fenced facility. The department then called the aviation unit and searched the area by air.
Using thermal imaging technology in one of the department’s drones, the drone operator found a man lying on the roof of one building in a warehouse.
“Our drone has thermal imaging technology that uses thermal images to map the area and help us see things. Indeed, a few minutes after we put the drone in the air, the suspect I was able to find it hidden in one roof. Storage unit. “
The policeman was then guided to the building, where he ordered the man to get off the roof. The man was detained and charged with assault, causing physical injury, illegal detention, and avoidance.