UAV spots stolen construction equipment in Cecil County
CECIL COUNTY, Md. (WBFF) – A large amount of construction equipment stolen from Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey was found in Cecil County, law enforcement officials announced.
According to the Cecil County Sheriff’s Office, the stolen equipment was spotted by investigators operating an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV).
The operation began after investigators from the New Jersey State Police identified an Elkton resident as a suspect and contacted the Cecil County jurisdiction about the ongoing investigation.
Surveillance was conducted and the suspect was witnessed traveling between Maryland, Delaware and New Jersey and frequenting property on Barksdale Road in Elkton, investigators said.
“Cecil County Sheriff Scott Adams operated the Sheriff’s Office UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) in an area where visual observations could be made of the property in question,” the Cecil County Sheriff’s Office described in a release. “During this time, several large pieces of construction equipment was observed to the rear of a large structure on the property. The Cecil County Sheriff’s Office recently initiated their UAV program. Sheriff Adams, along with other deputies completed training and are certified, licensed UAV operators.” Continue reading about drone uses.
(Source: Christine Boynton via Fox 5 News)