LANCASTER – A recently fired worker who confronted his former supervisor at a Lancaster residence Friday morning was safely taken into custody, thanks to the Law Enforcement Aerial Platform System, authorities said.
Dalton Costahaude, 21, was arrested around 10 a.m. for possession of a controlled substance and being under the influence of a controlled substance. Deputies also recovered a large hunting knife, but no weapons violations were pending against Costahaude.
The following is the press report from the Lancaster Station:
At approximately 8:30 a.m., Lancaster Sheriff’s Station received a call from an informant reporting a man with a knife near her home.
The Law Enforcement Aerial Platform System (LEAPS) aircraft camera instantly captured video footage of the incident and helped to monitor the suspect’s actions while assisting responding deputies. A safe and well coordinated response helped deputies accomplish a safe detention and ultimate arrest of Dalton Costahaud, MW/21.
It was later determined that Costahaude had his employment as a plumber recently terminated and was at the residence [43000 Block of Windrose Place] to discuss this termination with his supervisor. A verbal argument occurred and the suspect returned to his car.
The suspect was charged with possession of a controlled substance and being under the influence of a controlled Substance. A large hunting knife was located; however, no weapons violations were pending.
This recent deployment of the LEAPS aircraft confirmed recent improvements of a newly improved and stronger radio signal which nearly doubled its flight coverage capabilities. This program has been deployed since September 2012 and augments law enforcement efforts.