Police used a drone to pinpoint where a man was firing shots in a backyard in the 3200 block of Puma Way early Monday and made an arrest.
Police dispatchers were called at 1:33 a.m., about shots being fired in the area. As officers arrived they heard three to four shots fired. Officer Matthew Myers, a member of the Ceres Police Department’s drone team, launched a drone to safely and quickly pinpoint the origins of the shots. Officers could see through the drone a man pacing back and forth in one of yards and sent officers to the front of the home and used the loud speaker to call out the man.
A short time Orlando Orozco, 29, of Ceres walked out of the back yard and admitted shooting the gun. He guided officers to his bedroom where he placed his .22 caliber handgun. Spent shell casings were found scattered on the ground in the back yard.
Orozco was released on a written promise to appear in court on charges of willful discharge of a firearm with negligence.