17 year-old Arrested
San Bernardino County Sheriff
Heli Flight Crew Hit
The crew of 4 were struck multiple times by a high-powered laser,
while on patrol.
27, 2020, the San
Bernardino County Sheriff helicopter,
with a 40-King flight-crew 0f four, Pilot Deputy D. Brimmer and Tactical Flight
Officer Deputy C. Korkotsakis, were on patrol over the City of Victorville.
While flying in the area, the crew were struck multiple times by a high-powered
green laser. The crew immediately utilized their infrared camera and night
vision goggles to locate the suspect near the 14000 Block of Ritter Street in
Bernardino County Sheriff Deputies,
from the Victorville City Station, responded to the area and detained multiple
juveniles at the location. After an investigation, deputies were able to
recover the laser used to point at the helicopter from one of the juveniles.
The juvenile was subsequently arrested and cite released to his parents for a
violation of Penal Code Section PC247.5, Discharge a Laser at Aircraft, which
is a felony.
San Bernardino County Sheriff Department
the public that pointing any kind of laser at an aircraft in motion/flight
cause injury and seriously hinder the pilot's ability to safely control the
Penal Code Section PC247.5,
Discharge a Laser at Aircraft, a felony and
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department
655 East 3rd
San Bernardino, CA 92408