Daytona police for 1st time use drone to track down burglary suspect … – Daytona Beach News

DAYTONA BEACH — A burglary suspect leaped from one roof to another in an attempt to avoid capture, but Daytona Beach police were able to spot him and catch him after deploying one of its drones, making it the first time the agency has made a drone-assisted arrest, a police spokeswoman said.

Anthony Rivers Jr., 23, was seen pacing in the backyard at 723 N. Oleander Ave., but eluded police by running on top of roofs until he was apprehended at 722 N. Peninsula Drive, according to a police report.

Rivers was charged with burglary of a dwelling, attempted burglary of a residence and resisting arrest without violence. He was being held at the Volusia County Branch Jail on $10,500 bail, the report stated.

Police said they responded to the Oleander address shortly before 3 a.m., at which time they saw Rivers “pacing around in circular laps walking around the

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