Drone snagged in tree near Collins Bay Institution

Kingstonist file photo.

The OPP-led Joint Forces Penitentiary Squad has seized another drone near Collins Bay Institution in Kingston, but its owner remains at-large.

The OPP says that on April 8, 2020 at approximately 8:30 p.m., members of the Penitentiary Squad, Kingston Police Service and Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) responded to suspicious activity near the penitentiary.

An officer observed a drone caught in a tree along Arbour Street. Police say their subsequent investigation revealed that the drone had been on its way back from the institution. The drone was removed from the tree with the assistance of Utilities Kingston.

The investigation remains ongoing with members of the Joint-Forces Penitentiary Squad, which includes the Kingston Police and CSC, under the direction of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch.

Anyone with information regarding the person(s) responsible should contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122.

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