Gresham Police Apprehend Stolen Vehicle Suspect Using Drone with Thermal Camera

Drone Technology and Officer's Keen Eye Lead to Arrest

Gresham successfully arrested a 30-year-old man accused of driving a stolen vehicle, thanks to the combination of advanced and an observant officer. Michael Anthony Snyder Jr. was reportedly taken into custody and booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of unauthorized use of a vehicle, possession of a stolen motor vehicle, and an unrelated misdemeanor warrant.

Drone's Thermal Camera Pinpoints Suspect

The arrest was made possible by the Gresham Police Department's deployment of a drone equipped with a thermal camera. The technology allowed officers to locate the suspect quickly and safely from the air, as seen in the image provided by the department.

Drones have become an increasingly valuable tool for law enforcement agencies, enabling them to search large areas efficiently and without putting officers at risk. The thermal camera proved particularly useful in this case, as it helped pinpoint the suspect's location.

Community Safety Enhanced by Arrest

The apprehension of Snyder has contributed to making the community a safer place. The Gresham Police Department's use of cutting-edge technology in this case demonstrates their commitment to utilizing all available resources to combat crime and maintain public safety in .

The successful arrest also highlights the importance of community members reporting suspicious activity to the police. Collaboration between law enforcement and the public is crucial in preventing and solving crimes.

Courtesy photo: Gresham Police

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Haye Kesteloo
Haye Kesteloo

Haye Kesteloo is the Editor in Chief and Founder of, where he covers all drone-related news, DJI rumors and writes drone reviews, and, for all news related to electric vehicles. He is also a co-host of the PiXL Drone Show on YouTube and other podcast platforms. Haye can be reached at haye @ or @hayekesteloo.

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