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The Denver Post: Drone Technology Takes Boulder County Public Safety to New Heights

On the roof of a Longmont FirstBank, a suspect on the run from police was at last spotted.

That September night, a man, who would later be identified as Augustus Cropp, 21, rode an ATV throughLongmont in an alleged crime spree, first threatening people with a weapon that would later be determined to be a BB gun. Police said Cropp also attempted to steal a delivery truck, broke into a house and stole clothes and trespassed at the bank, where an employee saw him and called police.

Rather than sending police up to the roof in search of Cropp, Longmont police Sgt. Jason Malterud said they first piloted a drone to the his location to provide a complete picture of the situation.

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