Police use drone to track down Lake Stevens burglary suspect

LAKE STEVENS, Wash. — A suspect seen running from a burglarized convenience store in Lake Stevens was quickly found by an officer operating a drone.

At 2:48 a.m., Lake Stevens police Corporal Bryant was driving by the Lake Stevens Mini Mart when he saw someone running from the closed business.

When Bryant investigated, he saw the front glass door had been shattered and items from the store were on the side of the building, according to a post on the police department’s Facebook page.

Bryant immediately sent up the department’s drone. Within a few minutes, he located the suspect under a tarp at a nearby property.

Officers detained the suspect, who was later booked into jail.