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Ohio sheriff’s office makes use of drone in search for boy’s stolen ATV

An Ohio sheriff’s office says the use of a specific instrument as part of its efforts to the detection of an ATV: a drone.

(Franklin County Sheriff’s Office)

An Ohio sheriff’s office says the use of a specific instrument as part of its efforts to track down a missing ATV on Sunday: a drone.

“Patrol responded to a report of a stolen ATV this morning,” Franklin County Sheriff ‘ s Office explained in a Faceook post. “The owner explained that his son, the new ATV was taken.”

Deputies said they used a drone to survey the area, the following tire tracks left behind that led officers to an abandoned house.

“Units of mass than is the ATV covered with a brush. The end result, a happy child!” the sheriff’s office said.

The authorities shared a photo of the youngster, after he was reunited with his ATV.

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The Facebook post received a handful of responses, some of which congratulated the sheriff’s office.

“Good work. What is the policy on drone use and the protection of privacy?” one user asked.

“There is a lot to explain here, but in short, we have a policy that addresses these issues and the 4th Amendment is our guide in protecting the privacy of the people we serve,” the sheriff’s office said.

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Fox News on Monday afternoon.

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