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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.

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DCOS stolen propertyStolen 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.


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.

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.

B&E with Larceny: On June 17, 2015 a residence in the 2000 block of Norfolk Street was forcibly entered and several items were stolen including cash, an 18kt gold bracelet and a pair of Oakley sunglasses. Incident number: 2015069744

B&E: On June 11, 2015 a residence in the 500 block of S. Virginia Dare Trail was forcibly entered and the owner’s closet was broken into. No items reported stolen. Incident number: 2015067191.

Larceny: On June 3, 2015 power tools were stolen from a vehicle parked in the 200 block of W. Chowan Street. The tools reported stolen included a Dewalt skill saw, a Porter nail gun and a Porter Sawzall. Incident number:  2015063317.

Residential B&E: On May 16, 2015 a residence in the 2000 block of Yorktown Street was broken into and approximately $250 in cash was stolen from the residence.

Business B&E: On May 14, 2015 the Beachside Bistro at 1710 N. Virginia Dare Trail was broken into and several bottles of liquor were stolen. The suspect was a white male, late teens to early twenties, wearing shorts and a letterman or school athletic style jacket.

Breaking and Entering: On May 13, 2015 a homeowner discovered a break-in of her residence located in the 1500 block of N. Virginia Dare Trail. Entry was made by breaking a window on the northwest side of the residence. No items reported missing.

Ferris Avenue B&E’s: Between May 3, 2015 and May 6, 2015 four residences on Ferris Avenue were discovered to have been forcibly entered (shattered windows) and one residence on Woodmere Avenue (one block north of Ferris Avenue) was also forcibly entered. Several other residences on Ferris Avenue had minor damage consistent with a break in attempt.

Residential B&E: On May 5, 2015 a residence in the 2400 block of N. Virginia Dare Trail discovered to have been forcibly entered by a rental agent. A glass window on the back side of the house had been smashed out to gain entry. Two flat screen televisions were stolen, one of them a 50″ Panasonic plasma HGTV. The residence was last secured around May 3rd, 2015.

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.

Armed Robbery: On November 7, 2014 at approximately 6:30 a.m. the Burger King in Kill Devil Hills was robbed by a man wielding a knife. The male displayed a black handled knife with a 3-4” blade and forced his way into the restaurant. The robber demanded cash and then left the store on foot in an unknown direction of travel.The robber was described as a 20-30 year old white male, approximately 5’8”, 160 lbs., with light colored hair. Additional details will be released later as the robbery investigation is active and ongoing.  Kill Devil Hills Police request anyone with information contact the Department at 449-5337 or call Dare Central Communications at 473-3444.  Tips may also be submitted through Crime Line


Counterfeit $100 (2014_0607_202700)Counterfeit $100 (2014_0607_202307)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.


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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.

2.13.15 arson Park Service port a pottyVandalism 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.