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Charges Laid In South Cariboo Drone Shooting Incident

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Charges have now been laid against two Lower Mainland residents in connection with an incident in Bridge Lake this summer where a remote controlled drone was shot down at a local residence.

32-year old Richard Mowat and 39-year old Ingrid Melendez are both facing charges of Uttering Threats to Cause Bodily Harm, Possession of a Prohibited Firearm and Careless Storage of a Firearm.

Mowat, who’s case was dealt with in court yesterday, is also facing one count of Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle.

Melendez is due back in court on November 9th.

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100 Mile House RCMP were called to a residence in the 7000 block of Grosset Road back on August 5th.

Police say a resident there shot down the drone because it was equipped with a camera and that it was being used to look into windows.

RCMP say the drone’s owner, having potentially viewed what happened, proceeded to the property and allegedly crashed through a locked gate and almost hit the property owner and another resident with his vehicle.

The homeowner is then accused of discharging his firearm at the vehicle causing it to leave the area, but not before striking a BC Hydro pole knocking out power in the area.

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