Brunswick Hills drone finds 2 wanted for crashing stolen car hiding deep in woods

Published: Jan. 18, 2023 at 10:55 PM EST
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BRUNSWICK HILLS, Ohio (WOIO) - Brunswick Hills Police confirmed the department’s drone found two suspects hiding deep in the woods after they crashed a stolen car.

The Medina County Sheriff’s Office said it was pursuing a stolen car that eventually crashed as the two suspects ran away on Jan. 15, according to BHPD.

BHPD Drone Pilot Ptl. Getto quickly responded to I-71 to assist the deputies in Harrisville Township.

A quick scan of the area using the drone’s thermal imaging camera system enabled Ptl. Getto to guide deputies to the suspects’ location, said BHPD.

Both suspects were arrested without further incident, according to BHPD.

BHPD shared the drone video of the arrest while the Medina County Sheriff’s Office posted the dashcam footage of the incident.

“This is another example of the use of drones enhancing the capabilities of our law enforcement agencies. The Medina County Sheriff’s Office credits the collaboration with Brunswick Hills Police, along with Lodi, Seville, Montville Township, Medina City Police Departments and the Ohio State Highway Patrol in the swift and successful apprehension of these two males,” the Medina County Sheriff’s Office stated.