Someone Pointing Lasers At Aircraft in Holbrook

The Holbrook Police department has received 2 reports over the past week of a laser being pointed at passing aircraft. The laser is reported to be coming from north of Interstate 40 from within the city limits of Holbrook.

Holbrook Police would like to remind everyone that this may seem like a fun idea but it is very dangerous to everyone on the plane. To add, it is against federal and state law, punishable up to 5 years in prison if convicted for a federal crime. In the State of Arizona, if anyone is hurt on the plane it is considered an assault and can impose civil penalties of up to $11,000 per violation.

The FAA has imposed civil penalties up to $30,800 against people for multiple laser incidents.” Police say Saturday’s report was someone using a green laser. If anyone sees someone doing this, call your local law enforcement agency.