Calgary, AB,

Calgary police seek public assistance in Canada Day drone incident

The Calgary Police Service is seeking public assistance to identify an individual believed to have been operating an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) or drone in the community of Crescent Heights on Canada Day.

At approximately 11:30 p.m., on Saturday, July 1, 2017, an unknown man was seen operating a large UAV from the green space located near 1201 Crescent Rd. N.E.

It is believed the same man was seen operating an UAV during two other incidents. In one of these incidents the UAV was seen encroaching into the flight path for aircraft coming into and out of Calgary International Airport.

The man is described as middle-aged, Asian, with black hair. He was wearing light-coloured clothing.

Anyone with information on these incidents or the identity of the individual is asked to call the Calgary Police Service non-emergency line at 403-266-1234, the Traffic Section office at 403-567-4000, or email

Tips can also be left anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers through any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477


The Calgary Police Service encourages the public, before they fly a UAV, to go to the Transport Canada website and review the rules and regulations in regard to safe UAV usage and in particular, the Interim Order in Respect of Use of Model Aircraft. The public is also advised that due to the Interim Order, they cannot fly within 12.5 kilometres of the Calgary International Airport. More information is available online at