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Scam Alert – New as of 7/16/2015
A Kill Devil Hills resident reported a scam where a man named “David Collins” represented himself as a UPS employee and informed her that she had won $100,000 in a contest. To facilitate receiving her winnings, the victim was directed to send money through Western Union to a UPS official in Effingham, South Carolina. Initial contact with the victim was made via a Facebook friend whose account had been hacked.
Scam Alert II
Two Kill Devil Hills residents have been contacted by a male with a heavy accent representing himself as an IRS agent collecting fines and tax penalties. The number the male was calling from in one case was (918) 725-2228 and in another a computerized voice message from the IRS came from (202) 738 1919. A check of both numbers online reveal they are associated with multiple IRS scam complaints going back several weeks. If you would like to file an official complaint with the IRS, please follow this link: www.treasury.gov/tigta/contact_report_scam.shtml.
Scam Alert III
A resident in Kill Devil Hills was contacted by a male representing himself to be from the “NC Clerk’s Office” saying he had papers that needed to be served and attempting to obtain personal information from the individual. The male was described as rude and aggressive. There is no “NC Clerk’s Office” in North Carolina: each county operates their own Clerk of Courts office. The number the male was calling from was 845-817-5303; attempts to contact anyone at that number were unsuccessful.
Scam Alert IV
Several jurisdictions have received calls regarding a male identifying himself as Dwight Garrison who claims to be a deputy with an unknown agency. The male is calling people at their home and alleging they have failed to appear in court on various offenses. The male then explains the matter can be resolved by simply paying a fine via PayPal to his department. The male suspect is calling from a Verizon based cell phone. The number he is using is 252-722-6528.
Scam Alert V
A new round of calls purportedly to be from Dominion Power have been reported to local law enforcement. The callers attempt to obtain money by posing a bill collectors for Dominion. Targets of the scam have reported some callers having a foreign accent.
DARE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE:
Stolen Property: Sometime during the month of January 2015 a autopilot unit was stolen from a boat under construction from a local boat builder in Wanchese,NC. The autopilot unit is a Garmin GHP10. The unit is made up of four components; a control head, course computer, electronic control, and a hydraulic pump. Most of the wire harness was taken with the unit as well. Anyone with information about this larceny is asked to call the Dare County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Scott Rodriguez at 252-473-3444 or Dare Community Crime Line at 252-473-3111
Breaking and Entering with Larceny: In April 2015 a residence in the 130 block of Quarterdeck Drive was discovered to have been broken into. Entry was forcible and a number of flat screen televisions were stolen
Breaking and Entering with Larceny: In April 2015 a residence in the 1300 block of Duck Road was discovered to have been broken into. The suspect removed the realtor’s lock box from the exterior of the residence and accessed the key inside in order ot make entry into the house. A number of flat screen televisions were stolen.
Felony Larceny: On November 9, 2014 a larceny was reported from a residence in the 140 block of Holly Trail. Items stolen included silverware, a man’s wedding band and a man’s ruby ring valued at approximately $1200.
Scams: Southern Shores PD reports some residents have been receiving fraudulent phone calls attempting to obtain money saying loved ones are in jail.
Vehicle B&E’s: During the weekend of 07/16/2015 through 07/20/2015 several vehicle break-ins were reported in the Lindbergh Ave area of Kitty Hawk. Several guns and other personal property were stolen during the break-ins. The Kitty Hawk Police Department is seeking any information about these crimes. Anyone with information pertaining to these crimes is encouraged to contact the Kitty Hawk Police Department at 252-261-3895 or The Dare County CrimeLine.
Residential B&E: On June 29, 2015 a home in the 3500 block of Bay Drive was broken into and 3 flat screen TV’s were stolen. Also stolen was a Gateway computer. A light grey or silver SUV was reported in the driveway of the residence around 5:00 p.m.
Business B&E: Sometime between Saturday , May 30th, 2015 and Sunday morning, May 31, 2015 a business break-in occurred at 120 E. Kitty Hawk Road “Hurricane Mo’s Restaurant” in Kitty Hawk. Cash was taken during the business break-in. The Kitty Hawk Police Department is seeking any information related to this crime. If you have any information please contact The Kitty Hawk Police Department at 252-261-3985 or The Dare Community Crime line at 252-473-3111.
Enhanced Reward: The owners of Hurricane Mo’s are offering an addition $1000 reward for information leading to the identification of the individual(s) involved in this crime.
Breaking and Entering: On Saturday, February 7, 2015 a residential break-in was reported at 3708 N. VA Dare Trl. During this break-in a Vizio 39 inch flat screen color TV was stolen. The Kitty Hawk Police Department is seeking any information about this crime. Anyone with information pertaining to this crime is encouraged to contact the Kitty Hawk Police Department at 252-261-3895 or The Dare County CrimeLine.
KILL DEVIL HILLS:
Residential B&E: On August 20, 2015 a resident in the 400 block of W. Fresh Pond Drive reported a break-in at their residence. The break-in is believed to have occurred sometime between 2:00 p.m .and 5:30 p.m. on the 20th. Among the stolen items were cash, a Nixon brand Stainless Steel watch, two stainless steel rings, one diamond earring, one Bluetooth Scosche speaker, one pair of Aviator sunglasses, and one clear plastic bead rosary. Incident Number: 2015101305
Auto B&E and Credit Card Fraud: On July 8, 2015 the owner of a 2005 Chevy Tahoe parked at the 2nd Street Beach Access had his vehicle broken into. Cash, car keys and a wallet were stolen. The victim’s debit card was used at several stores at Tanger Outlet Mall in Nags Head. The individual using the victim’s card appears to be a heavyset black male, unknown age, wearing a dark baseball cap with a white logo, a white t-shirt with a logo and board shorts. If you recognize the individual in the photos, please use the tip form to contact Crime Line or call the Crime Line number. You may also call the Kill Devil Hills Police Department directly and ask to speak to Det. Brandon Bostwick (252) 449-5326. Incident number 2015080355.
B&E with Larceny: On August 19, 2015 a resident in 1800 block of Seminole Street reported his garage had been broken into and a number of power tools had been stolen. The missing tools include a Dewalt Die Grinder, Dremel Tool, Hitachi Hammer Drill, Dewalt Chop Saw, Laser Level on Tripod, Hitachi Nail Gun, Hitachi Braid Nail Gun, and a Hitachi Trim Gun.
Breaking and Entering: On August 7, 2014 a residence in the 200 block of E. Arch Street was discovered to have been broken into and at least temporarily occupied. A 32″ Emerson flat screen TV was stolen from the home.
Larceny of Boat: On July 24, 2015 a Zodiac was stolen from a residence in the 1600 block of N. Virginia Dare Trail. The Zodiac was described as blue with grey rails with the word “Zoom” written down the side. The registration number for the watercraft is CM1995 (NC). The Zodiac is 10’6” long and weighs around 100 pounds.
Shooting: On the night of July 19, 2015 there was a confrontation between two groups of men resulting in one being shot in the hand. The confrontation was reported to have occurred in the area of First Street and Canal Drive at approximately 1:00 a.m. (early Monday morning). The Kill Devil Hills Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspects in this shooting.
Counterfeit Traveler’s Checks: On July 3, 2015, fake American Express Traveler’s Checks were used at two local area businesses to purchase goods. The main suspect in the incident at Belk was a black male wearing a white “Hollister California” t-shirt. Male was 35-45 years old, medium build, average height and bald. He was in the company of two teenage black males. The name signed on the traveler’s checks was “DeMarion Freeman”. During the investigation, it was determined that a male using the same name and matching the same description also used fake Traveler’s checks in South Carolina and Georgia. Suspect may also be using identification associated with UPS. In a separate but presumably related incident, a light-skinned, medium build black female, with her hair pulled back and wearing blue jean short shorts also passed fake Traveler’s Checks at the Kill Devil Hills Dollar Tree. Incident Number 2015077622.
Larceny of Firearm: On July 21, 2015 a homeowner in the 200 block of W. Eden Street reported a handgun stolen from a utility building. The gun was a Mauser P08 German 9mm Luger embossed with “S/42″ and “1938″. The barrel is 4″ in length and the ammunition magazine has a serial number matching the firearm. The actual break-in of the utility shed may have occurred in January or February of 2015.
Larceny: On June 28, 2015 a larceny of a stand up paddle board was reported in the 1300 block of N. Virginia Dare Trail. The board was described as a 10’ Scott Burke paddle board made with brown and white colors with “GP” on the top. Distinguishing features are two “cigarette style” burns from vegetation staining.
Arson: Kill Devil Hills Police are investigating a suspected arson at a warehouse at 208 W. Fresh Pond Drive. The target of the arson was Albemarle Landscaping, the same company that had several of its vehicles burned at their storage facility in Nags Head. The 911 call for the fire came in at approximately 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 13, 2015. Anyone with information is strongly encouraged to call Crime Line or the Kill Devil Hills Police Department. In addition to the reward up to $1000 for information from Crime Line, Albemarle Landscaping has offered an additional reward of $5,000. The police department’s number is (252) 449-5337.
Arson: On December 15, 2014 at approximately 11:45 p.m. Kill Devil Hills Police responded to a vehicle fire in the 600 block of Canal Drive. A work van owned by Econo Cleaning was on fire. The cause of the fire has been determined to be an arson. Anyone with information concerning this incident is urged to contact the police department or leave information through Crime Line.
Breaking and Entering of Businesses: On August 7, 2015, a Breaking and Entering of two businesses took place at 2234 Lark Ave. An office window was unlocked and entered, and the interior offices of the business were rummaged through. A second business shared the same building, and its offices were also gone through. Blank checks and an iPad were taken.
Felony Larceny: On August 26, 2015, a theft of two “Stand Up Paddle” Boards took place from in front of 7517 South Virginia Dare Trail. A lock securing the boards in front a business was cut, and the boards were taken. The first board was a teal colored Rivera brand and was 10’6” in length. The second board was a Bic Sport Paddle board, it was also 10’6” in length, and was colored white and blue.
Breaking and Entering of Motor Vehicles: On the night of Saturday August 2nd 2015, multiple vehicles were entered as they were parked in front of rental homes on S. Virginia Dare Trail. The incidents took place between the 5000 to 5300 blocks of S. Virginia Dare Trail. Unlocked vehicles were entered and gone through, but nothing reportedly taken.
Breaking and Entering of a Shed: On June 16th 2015, a Breaking and Entering of a shed was reported at 7512 S. Virginia Dare Trail. An unknown subject entered through an unlocked window and removed a 15 HP Suzuki Outboard Motor.
Residential Breaking and Entering’s: Several incidents have taken place in Nags Head since late spring. All of the homes that have been entered have been summer rentals, and the method of entry is either shattering a window to enter, or breaking a windows locking mechanisms and entering through the window. Flat screen televisions and DVD players are taken, with other valuable being left behind. Majority of incidents have taken place on the northern end of Nags Head to homes located on S. Virginia Dare Trail, S. Memorial Blvd, and S. Wrightsville Ave.
Hit and Run with Property Damage: On May 21st, 2015, an unknown vehicle struck two vehicles that were parked and unoccupied in the driveway of 134 Windjammer Road, in the Northridge Subdivision. Suspect vehicle appeared to have been traveling westbound when the contact occurred. Suspect vehicle should have damage to the right front quarter panel and headlight area.
Hit and Run with Property Damage: On April 21st 2015, a unknown vehicle struck and damaged two other vehicles in the parking lot at 110 W. Gray Eagle Street. Evidence showed the suspect vehicle to be a 2005-2007 Jeep Liberty which is possibly green or red.
Residential Breaking and Entering’s: On the evening of Saturday, March 8, 2015, multiple Residential Breaking Enterings occurred in in Nags Head. Three incidents took place within the Nags Head Village Community, and fourth occurred at 100 East Bark Street. Each time the homes were entered by someone shattering the glass on a door which led to a car port area of the home. Multiple Flat Screen televisions were found to be missing as well as DVD players.
Arson: At about 11 p.m. on Friday, November 21, 2014, Nags Head police and fire crews responded to a storage area for Albemarle Landscaping at 2224 Lark Avenue. Several vehicles were found on fire, with their windows smashed and their tires punctured.
ENHANCED REWARD: Please note the victims have publicly offered an additional $5000 reward to tipsters providing information that leads to the arrest of a suspect in this case.
“Baby Doe” – Cold Case Case # 040491-0016
On April 4, 1991 at 10:00 AM Nags Head Officers were dispatched to the 8600 block of East Tides Drive in reference to a deceased infant in the trash can rack. When officers responded, the found the mummified body of an infant. An autopsy revealed the infant was Caucasian with blond hair. The infant was approximately 5-7 pounds at birth and 18-19 inches in length. The sex is unknown due to the condition of the body when it was discovered. The estimated age of the infant is less than 3 month. It is estimated the body was placed in the trash rack in February. Anyone with information concerning this case is strongly encouraged to reach out to the Nags Head Police Department directly at (252) 441-6386. Tips may be submitted through Crime Line as well.
Anyone with information about crimes in Nags Head should contact Crime Line or the Nags Head Police Department at (252) 441-6386.
Breaking and Entering: On Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at approximately 2319 hours, park visitors returned to their campsite to find a male adult walking around their tent and camper. When questions, suspect stated he lost his dog and was searching for it. While the park visitors where helping suspect look for his lost dog, he took off in his vehicle (silver/gray Kia). That’s when occupants of site J21 observed their blue cooler (outside next to camper) and a bag (full of women clothing) from inside the secured tent was missing. Description of the suspect is as follows: White Male Adult, age 30+, 5’11”, Short dark brown hair (almost shaved), tall & thin, Red t-shirt, flip flops, sunglasses, and ball cap.
Vehicle B&E: On May 23, 2015 between 1:30 and 3: 30 p.m. a vehicle parked near the lighthouse by the off island hunt club access road had its rear window broken out. A backpack was taken which included 2 pairs of high end binoculars valued at $700.00.
Vehicle B&E: A 2013 Honda Accord parked at Elizabeth Gardens was forcibly entered and a purse was stolen from the floorboard of the front passenger seat. Entry was made by breaking a back passenger window. The following contents were missing: white purse with checkered pattern, Samsung smart phone, key ring with key fob, check book (BB&T), check card, credit card, cash, and NC driver’s license.
Vandalism to Government Property: On Monday, February 2, 2015, Rangers investigated vandalism to government property that occurred at the portable toilets located at the Buxton Woods Picnic Area in Buxton, NC. At approximately 5:45 pm on Sunday, February 1, 2015, fire was set to the portable toilets by suspect(s) at the Buxton Woods Picnic Area. Extensive damage was done to the blue handicap portable toilet as well as the yellow portable toilet next to it. The decking boards on the sidewalk and portable toilet enclosure had extensive damage as well.
Vandalism to Government Property: On Wednesday, February 11, 2015 Rangers investigated vandalism to Government property that occurred at the Cape Point Campground, Buxton, NC. Sometime between 6:00 pm on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 and 7:00 am Wednesday, February 11, 2015, by suspect(s) entered Campground grounds and driving off pavement, doing donuts and spinning tires in the wet grass, running over carsonite signs, broke fences and ballards. Suspect(s) in the past have torn up informational signs and kicked bathroom doors off hinges and stole metal signs.
NC Highway Patrol:
Cold Case-Hit and Run Fatality: On July 18, 2003 at approximately 8:43 p.m. a vehicle travelling north on NC 345 struck a bicycle operated by Mr. Harry Niser, Sr. of Wanchese. Mr. Niser was killed as a result of the collision. The suspect vehicle fled the scene and is believed to be a dark colored, late 80′s passenger vehicle with damage to the right front quarter panel. The Troopers need your help to solve this case. If you have any information, call the Crime Line or the Dare County Highway Patrol at (252) 441-7341.