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.
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Scam Alert – New as of 5/12/2015
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 II
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 III
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 IV
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
Residential B&E: A residence in Baum Bay was reported broken into on June 22, 2014. A number of items were stolen (money, medication, etc.) but one unique item taken was a men’s Pittsburgh Steelers replica Super Bowl ring with Ben Roethlisberger’s name on the side.
Stolen Boat Trailer: On June 17, 2014 a boat trailer was reported stolen from a fenced and locked lot in Wanchese. The trailer was last known to be secure in the area on March 27. The trailer is a 26 foot 2008 Road King VT two axle trailer, with a board across the front that is covered with black turf type material with white plastic guide post on each side and has a Joes Marine sticker on the side. The trailer is a flat bottom skiff trailer, aluminum, model RKAS, with NC registration BZ96920.
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.
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.
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.
Burglary: On November 7, 2011 a residence in the 200 block of West Kitty Hawk Road was forcibly entered. A rock was used to break the glass of the back door of the residence.
Larceny: On November 2, 2014 a GMW Model RX50 scooter was stolen from the 100 block of Woodard Street.
KILL DEVIL HILLS:
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.
Vehicle B&E: On April 25, 2015 several items were stolen from an unlocked vehicle on Glider Court in Kill Devil Hills. Among the stolen items were a black Reebok backpack containing a camouflage jacket, a gold and silver Kennedy model Atomizer, a MOD made by 252MODS that had “252MOD” inscribed on the side of it with the serial number and the creator’s signature in white lettering, and batteries. Items were valued at approximately $300.00.
Breaking and Entering: On March 25, 2015, a residence in the 2400 block of N. Virginia Dare Trail was forcibly entered. A rock was used to bash the glass portion of a door to gain entry. Four flat screen televisions were stolen.
Breaking and Entering: On March 21, 2015, a residence in the 1100 block of N. Virginia Dare Trail was forcibly entered and seven flat screen televisions were stolen along with a bouquet of flowers. Entry was made by prying open a window at the back of the residence.
Vandalism/Property Damage: On March 20, 2015, two vehicles parked in the 600 block of S. Virginia Dare Trail had their tires punctured. The first vehicle was a 1995 Chevy Blazer, the second was a 2003 Toyota Forerunner.
Breaking and Entering: On March 18, 2015 a breaking and entering of a residence in the 1500 block of N. Virginia Dare Trail was discovered. Entry was made by throwing a rock through a window on the ground floor. Seven flat screen televisions were stolen from the residence.
Vandalism/Theft: On March 2, 2015, copper wires at a construction site at 505 S. Virginia Dare Trail were cut and stolen. The resulting damage to the electrical system was far in excess of the value of the wire taken and malicious damage may have been the motive in this incident.
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
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 with 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.
Injury to Property: On Friday, November 21st 2014, an injury to property occurred behind 2224 S. Lark Avenue, Nags Head. Sometime between 8:30 pm and 11:00 pm, unknown suspect(s) entered a gated facility and damaged several vehicles belonging to a landscaping business. Tires on vehicles were cut, several windows were broken out, and three of the vehicles appeared to have been intentionally set on fire.
“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.
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.
Felony Larceny: On December 15th a theft from the Parsons Construction work yard area located at New Inlet on NC 12 occurred. An employee of Parsons reported that a Wacker Neuson G25 diesel generator, valued at $19,000, had been stolen from the secured gated and fenced yard. The suspects gained entry into the yard by cutting the lock on the gate then entered the yard and cut the power supply cables from the generator and hooked up to the generator and left the yard heading northbound on NC 12.
Anyone with information regarding the case is encouraged to contact the National Park Service directly at 252-473-2111 ex. 9010 or submit a tip through Crime Line.
Poaching: During the week of December 14th 2014 a dead deer was found along the side of Hwy 12 that had been shot and its head was removed. This deer is believed to have been illegally taken on National Park Service lands somewhere between the towns of Salvo and Avon. No meat had been removed from the deer, just its head. It was a male deer that most likely had large antlers which made it a desirable trophy. The remainder of the entire carcass was left to rot on the ground. The National Park Service is looking for further information regarding this incident. To leave anonymous information: darecommunitycrimeline.org or call (252)-473-3111, (800)-745-2746. Dare Central Communication (252) 473-3444.
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.