Investigation is ongoing in a neighbourhood brouhaha that involved gun shots.
On Aug 5, 100 Mile House RCMP members were called to a report of a disturbance at a residence on the 7000 block of Grossett Road at Bridge Lake.
When police attended the scene, they learned a nearby resident was flying a remote-controlled drone equipped with a camera on the complainant’s property and was allegedly using the drone to look inside the resident’s windows.
The property owner shot the drone with a firearm and destroyed it.
Having viewed what occurred, the drone’s owner drove to the neighbour’s property, smashed through a locked gate and allegedly almost hit the property owner and another resident with his vehicle.
The resident suffered a minor injury while trying to get out of the vehicle’s path.
The property owner shot the intruder’s vehicle; however, he was not arrested or charged.
As the drone owner left the property in his vehicle, he subsequently struck a BC Hydro power pole, which caused the power to go out in the area.
Police located the driver, a 32 year old male from Vancouver, and arrested him without incident.
He was later released and will be facing charges of dangerous operation of a vehicle, uttering threats, and possession of a prohibited firearm, and careless use of a firearm.
First appearance for the accused is set for Oct. 11.
A female related to the accused, a resident of Burnaby, was subsequently arrested for uttering threats and obstruction. She was also released for court at a later date.
The investigation into this incident is ongoing.