Several fans have contacted us in regards to a helicopter that is flying around the area.
The helicopter is assisting the local police tonight and also through the holiday weekend in combating crime.
Police have made several releases over the last few days saying they are cracking down of criminals this holiday weekend. The Department Of Homeland Security assists the local police in combating crime.
This helicopter has assisted the local police on several occasions in the past. The helicopter has at least one local police officer in it, to relay communications to the officers on the ground.
The technology on the helicopter is very high tech and can easily help combat crime and assist the officers on the ground.
The helicopter is used in a variety of situations. From roadblocks, special patrols, violent crime scenes, chasing criminals, etc…
Last week there was shots fired near the Auburn High School area. The RPD said they were cracking down and doing special patrols.
The helicopter has been assisting the police and providing security for the local schools, and the Winnebago County area tonight and for the holiday weekend.