Dare Community Crime Line is a vital bridge between the Dare County community of citizens and law enforcement officials. We actively facilitate neighborhood safety and security by providing an anonymous, safe way to report suspected crimes and by financially rewarding those tips that lead to an actual arrest.
A resident of Dare County reported falling victim to a “car wrap” scheme. The scammers post ads on Craigslist and similar forums offering to pay a fee for a vehicle owner to wrap their car in a recognized brand name’s advertisement. The scammer sends money to the vehicle owner (by a bogus check) and in an amount above the agreed-upon fee with the condition that the vehicle owner wire a portion of that money to a specialist who will come do the ad-wrap. Nobody ever shows up and the owner is on the hook with their bank for the full amount of the bogus check, usually in the thousands of dollars.
Also, as the summer season approaches, be aware of scam artists advertising properties for rent that they have no controlling interest in. Every season a handful of families show up to a rental home to find it already occupied and learn too late they’ve fallen victim to a scam. If you are a rental manager or rental property owner you can periodically check Craigslist to see if someone has listed your property for rent.
DARE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE:
Firearm Larceny: The Dare County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information on an automotive breaking and entering and larceny of a firearm that occurred in Martin’s Point, NC. On January 1, 2014 a Remington Model 700, 7 millimeter rifle was stolen out of a vehicle on January 1, 2014. This rifle has a stainless steel barrel, wood stock, camouflage shoulder strap, and a Nikon scope. Anybody who has seen this firearm or has any knowledge of it is encouraged to call Investigator Scott Rodriguez at 252-475-5980 or the Dare County Crime Line.
Business B&E: Wanchese Fish Company on Mill Landing Road, Wanchese, was forcibly entered during the night of 12/22/13 and an attempt was made to steal the safe.
Vandalism: On December 2, 2013 Several houses in in the 56000 block of NC12, Hatteras were vandalized when unknown suspects threw porch furniture and other items from upper level decks causing damage to various items.
ENHANCED REWARD: In addition to the reward offered by Crime Line, the victims in these cases have decided to offer a $1,000 reward for information leading to the identification and arrest of a suspect.
No crimes to report.
Residential B&E: Between the dates of 12-14 and 12-18 a home in Southern Shores was entered and a large sum of cash and a anniversary ring were stolen. We are looking for anyone who might have information assisting us in the case. Photo is of the stolen ring.
Credit Card Fraud: On 1-4-13 a Southern Shores resident reported his credit cards missing. These cards were used fraudulently on 1-6-14 at several store in Dare and Currituck county. A female and male have been identified as suspects and SSPD is seeking assistance in determining their identity. The female in the photo was taken by security camera on 1-6-14 at approximately 1430hrs at CVS in Southern Shores.
Vehicle B&E’s: On the night of March 2, 2014 several vehicles break-ins were reported in the Kitty Hawk RV Park located at 3945 North Croatan Highway. Items were taken from the vehicles during the break-ins. The Kitty Hawk Police Department is seeking any information pertaining to these crimes. If you have any information please contact The Kitty Hawk Police Department at 252-261-3895 or The Dare Community Crime Line.
Wanted Person: The Kitty Hawk Police Department has obtained warrants for Felony Larceny and Felony Possession of Stolen Goods on Kelsey Ronnell Moore, Black Male, DOB 05/09/1977, last known address 171 Bagley Swamp Road Winfall, NC 27985. The Kitty Hawk Police Department is seeking any information on the location of Kelsey Moore. If you have any information please contact The Dare Community Crime Line at 252-473-3111 or The Kitty Hawk Police Department at 252-261-3895.
KILL DEVIL HILLS:
Motor Vehicle Larceny: On April 1, 2014 a 2008 Jeep Wrangler Sahara was reported stolen from the Outer Banks Chrysler Dealership located at 3000 N. Croatan Highway. The Jeep is grey, two-door, manual transmission and there were no registration plates on the vehicle at the time of the theft. The driver’s side window was smashed to gain access to the vehicle.
Larceny of Jewelry: On January 15, 2014 several jewelry items were stolen from a resident living in the 200 block of Sea Village Lane in Kill Devil Hills. The stolen jewelry is worth approximately $15,000 in total. The photo is a sketch of some of the stolen items made by the victim. Please click picture to see a larger image. The yellow gold mesh bracelet, the yellow gold brick-like bracelet that looks like a watch band, and the ring are still missing. There is an ENHANCED REWARD offered by the victim of $200.00 (in addition to the reward from Crime Line) for information leading to the arrest of a suspect or recovery of the property.
Residential B&E: A home in the 1500 block of S. Wrightsville Blvd. was entered and 4 flat screen televisions were stolen. One 40 inch, two 46 inch, and one 36 inch televisions were taken, all Sony brands.
Residential B&E: Forcible entrance was made into a residence in the 3300 block of Bay Drive. Four Playstation 3 games and cash was stolen from the residence.
Vehicle B&E: On Thursday March 6, 2014 a vehicle breaking and entering was interrupted by a neighbor who happened upon the act in progress. The incident occurred in the 1400 block of Mollie Street at about 12:30 a.m. The neighbor pursued the suspects but lost them in a wooded area. A blue fabric Quicksliver wallet containing a Dare County ID card along with family photos was stolen.
Burglary: On March 4, 2014 the attached garage of a residence in the 400 block of Arch Street was broken into. A power washer and two compound bows were among the items reported stolen.
Burglary: On February 9, 2014, a residence in the 1000 block of N. Virginia Dare Trail was broken into and 4 flat screen televisions were stolen, including a 55″ Samsung Smart TV.
Burglary: On February 6, 2014 a residence in the 1000 block of N. Virginia Dare Trail (beach road) was entered around 6:45 pm and a purse was stolen from a kitchen counter. The lone occupant of the house was in the shower at the time the theft occurred. The stolen purse was described as lavender in color 6” long and 4.5” deep with a zipper. The purse contained identification, 2 bank checkbooks, a Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare card, US currency, and bank cards.
Vehicle B&E: On January 27, 2014 a vehicle parked in the 400 block of W. Airstrip Road was broken into and cash and a computer were stolen. The computer, a MacBook Pro, model number A1278, was valued at $1,300.
Vehicle B&E’s: On January 22, 2014, at around 3:00 a.m. several vehicles in the Sothel Street neighborhood were broken into. The suspect was confronted by one of the victims who happened to see him while he was inside of a roommate’s vehicle. The suspect was described as a white male, 5’08″ – 5’10″, thin build, approximately 160 lbs. wearing a black beanie, a black jacket and light colored pants.
Breaking and Entering: On February 14, 2014 a Residential Breaking or Entering was reported in the 4100 block of S. Virginia Dare Trail. Officers found a residence had been broken into while they were conducting routine patrols of that section of the beach road. The unknown suspect(s) entered the home by breaking a window.
Breaking and Entering: On February 8, 2014 a prior Residential Breaking or Entering was reported in the 9100 block of S. Old Oregon Inlet Rd. The incident occurred sometime between Saturday November 23rd and Saturday February 8th. Taken from the home was a flat screen television valued at $1500.00.
Misdemeanor Larceny: On February 3, 2014 a prior Misdemeanor Larceny was reported to the Nags Head Police Department. The theft occurred from Pugh’s Car Care located at 2209 S. Croatan Hwy. sometime between Wednesday January 29th and Saturday February 1st. Taken from the business were several used radiators and aluminum rims that were all to be scrapped.
Motor Vehicle Larceny: On January 15, 2014 the Larceny of a Motor Vehicle was reported to the Nags Head Police. The vehicle was a black and white moped that had been parked underneath the victims home located in the 2700 block of S. Lost Colony Dr. The theft occurred between 7:00-10:00am on January 15th. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 252-441-6386.
Wanted Person: Michael Lee Uhrig is wanted by the Nags Head Police on charges of Second Degree Rape and Kidnapping. The charges stem from an incident that occurred in Nags Head during the month of June of 2012 and involved a 15 year old female victim during a family vacation on the Outer Banks. The incident was reported to Nags head Police in February 2013 and has involved a joint investigation with police in Arizona and Ohio. Uhrig is a white male, 32 years of age with brown hair and blue eyes; he is approximately 5’10”, 141lbs. He has a tattoo on the right side of his neck and has a pierced left ear. If anyone has seen him or knows where he may be located please contact Nags Head Police at 252-441-6386.
Anyone with information about crimes in Nags Head should contact Crime Line or the Nags Head Police Department at (252) 441-6386.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission are requesting assistance with an investigation involving the suspected illegal take of a radio-collared red wolf that was recently found dead. The federally protected red wolf was found with an apparent gunshot wound on Tuesday, January 7, 2014, southwest of Columbia, in Tyrrell County, North Carolina. A total of 14 wild red wolves were known to have died in 2013 including three struck and killed by vehicles, one death as a result of non-management related actions, and nine confirmed or suspected gunshot deaths. The cause of the remaining wolf’s death is currently undetermined.
The red wolf is protected under the Endangered Species Act as an experimental, non-essential population. This means that relaxed regulations allow landowners to kill a red wolf if it attacks their livestock or pets. Additionally, a red wolf that is taken incidentally to any type of legal activity (e.g., hunting coyotes following state regulations) on private lands in the red wolf recovery area does not constitute a violation of the federal regulation, provided that the taking is not intentional or willful, and is reported to the Service or the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission within 24 hours. The Service believes that no legitimate conservation purpose would be served by bringing an enforcement action under the ESA in such cases, and only intentional or willful take will be prosecuted on private lands.
It is important to report red wolf incidents quickly so that Service personnel can respond quickly to minimize conflicts and retrieve any carcasses for necropsy before such carcasses deteriorate to the degree that necropsy results are compromised.
If someone accidentally kills a red wolf, they must report it by calling the Fish and Wildlife Service at 1-855-4-WOLVES (1-855-496-5837), or the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission at 1-800-662-7137.
Anyone with information that directly leads to an arrest, a criminal conviction, a civil penalty assessment, or forfeiture of property on the subject or subjects responsible for the suspected unlawful take of a red wolf may be eligible for a reward of up to $2,500.
Anyone with information on the death of this red wolf or any others, past or future, is urged to contact Resident Agent in Charge John Elofson at (404) 763-7959, Refuge Officer Frank Simms at (252) 216-7504, or North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission Officer Robert Wayne at (252) 216-8225.
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.
Damage to Property: On October 16, 2013 a “honor system” fruit stand near Maple Road in Coinjock, was damaged and money was stolen from the cash box.
Stolen Trailer: The trailer pictured wasr stolen from 187 North Gregory Rd sometime on June 2, 2013. There were large foldable D rings added by the owner. One above the center cutout at the rear of the trailer and two added on the tongue at the front.