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 new scam was perpetrated on a Kill Devil Hills resident where the caller advised they were reaching out on behalf of a company attempting to refund money to the victim. The scammer convinced the victim to provide him access to her computer and bank account.
Scam Alert I
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 III
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 IV
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 V
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 VI
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.
Scam Alert VI
A new scam targeting elderly residents has been reported to Kitty Hawk Police Department. The scammers go to great lengths to appear legitimate.
The scam unfolded like this: A Kitty Hawk resident received a call that she’d won the Publishers Clearinghouse sweepstakes prize of $2.5 million and a new car. She was told that the company would need to collect $10,000 to pay taxes for the prize, and that a representative of the company would be by her residence to deliver $200,000 of the prize money and that the rest would be sent via UPS. The victim was told that Publishers Clearinghouse was working with Outer Banks Chevrolet to provide the vehicle and that she should go to the dealership to test drive the car.
In the meantime, the scammers called Outer Banks Chevrolet representing themselves as the victim’s nephew. The dealership was told that the “nephew” would be making a surprise purchase of a vehicle for the victim and to keep it a secret. The “nephew” told the dealership which car the victim should test drive. The victim did go to the dealership and test drove the car, helping to bolster the legitimacy of the scammers.
Thanks to the intervention of a local bank, the victim was not defrauded, however others may not be so fortunate. The scammer called from a Las Vegas area phone number (702) 490-0558. The number (914) 315-2386 has also been reported as used by the scammers. The victim’s house was surveilled by police during the time the scammers advised they’d be by deliver the balance of the prize money, but nobody ever showed up.
Crime Line strongly encourages anyone receiving an unexpected windfall to look carefully into their “prize”. Legitimate prizes and sweepstakes never ask for money from the winners and rarely does anybody randomly win a prize, lottery, contest or other game of chance that they have not participated in.
DARE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE:
Stolen Trophy: A blue marlin mount used as a trophy in the annual Marlin Bowl between First Flight High School and Manteo High School was stolen on September 5th, 2016 from Manteo High School. If you have information regarding the location of the marlin, please contact Crime Line through the tip line or online submission form, or the Dare County Sheriff’s Office Directly at (252) 475-5980.
Stolen Golf Cart: An electric golf cart was stolen from the 1400 block of Duck Road sometime between 11:00 p.m. October 1, 2016 and 11:45 a.m. on October 2, 2016. The golf cart is a “Precedent” model with a ’61′ sticker on the side. A battery charger was stolen with the cart. (Dogs in the photo are accounted for.) Information about the location of the cart or the persons responsible for the theft may be submitted through Crime Line or the Duck Police Department.
Persons of Interest: Southern Shores is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the individuals in this photo. If you can help, please call Crime Line or if you would prefer, you can contact the Southern Shores Police Department directly at (252) 261-3331.
Scams: Southern Shores PD reports some residents have been receiving fraudulent phone calls attempting to obtain money saying loved ones are in jail.
Residential B&E: On Wednesday April 6, 2016 a residential break-in was reported at 5100 N. VA Dare Trail. During this break-in several flat screen TV’s were taken. 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 Community Crime line 252-473-3111. Dare Community Crime Line actively facilitates 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 arrests.
Residential B&E: On Thursday, March 24, 2016 a residential break-in was reported at 109 West Tateway Road. During this break-in a large 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 Crime Line at 252-473-3111.
Residential B&E: On Friday March, 11, 2016, a residential break-in was reported at 4926 N. VA Dare Trail. During this break-in several flat screen TV’s were taken. 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 Community Crime line 252-473-3111. Dare Community Crime Line actively facilitates 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 arrests.
Residential B&E’s: On Thursday March 3rd, 2016, several residential break-ins were reported in the 4200 block of Lindbergh Ave. During these break-ins large flat screen TV’s were taken. 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 Community Crime line 252-473-3111. Dare Community Crime Line actively facilitates 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 arrests.
Residential B&E: On Wednesday, March 2, 2016, a residential break-in was reported at 5009 N. VA Dare Trail. During this break-in a large flat screen TV was taken. 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 Community Crime line 252-473-3111. Dare Community Crime Line actively facilitates 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 arrests.
KILL DEVIL HILLS:
Larceny of Street Signs: On March 2, 2017 several street signs in the neighborhood of Clamshell Drive were stolen or damaged by persons unknown. The signs were for the intersections with Seminole Street, Creek Street and Sioux Street. Anyone with information concerning the whereabouts of the stolen signs is encouraged to call the Kill Devil Hills Police Department or Crime Line. Ref. Case# 2017022198.
Breaking and Entering with Larceny: On February 9, 2017 a residence in the 1600 block of S. Memorial Blvd. was broken into and a 50” Zenith flat screen television was stolen. Forcible entry was made through a ground level door of the residence. Ref. Case # 2017014545
Breaking and Entering with Larceny: On February 14, 2017 a residence in the 100 block of E. 1s Street was broken into. A DVD player was stolen from inside the residence. Forcible entry was made by kicking open a door. Ref. Case # 2017016197
Motor Vehicle Breaking and Enterings: On February 16, 2017 several vehicles in Kill Devil Hills were broken into and various items stolen. The first B&E occurred in the area of 1500 Small Court, the second in the 300 block of Cameron Street, the third in the 700 block of Indian Drive. Cash, and Apple iPod, jewelry, and thermos were among the items stolen. Ref Case #’s 2017017038, 2017017471, 20172017017679.
During the overnight hours of March 10 into March 11, 2017, a black 2003 Chevy Tahoe K1500 SUV, bearing NC Reg: OBX-32839 was stolen from the 4400 block of S. VA Dare Trl. The vehicle has an ECU sticker shaped like NC on back left side of the rear window, and a blue Coastal Marine sticker on the back right side of the rear window. There is also a purple license plate on the front of the vehicle that says ECU Alumni. The vehicle roof has been covered with Line-x bed lining material and has no roof mounted rails. Photo of vehicle below.
Breaking and Entering of a Residence: Sometime during the night of Monday, November 9th, the home at 201 E. Bonnett Street was broken into. The suspect(s) removed the power meter from the home in an effort to turn off the power, and pried open a side door to gain entry. The home was ransacked, and it is unknown if anything was taken.
Misdemeanor Larceny: Sometime between October 10th and October 24th, a larceny took place at 5122 Mashie Court. The homeowner’s camera was removed from the residence by unknown subject(s). The camera was a Nikon D3300 and had two separate Nikon Lenses, which were also taken.
Breaking and Entering of Vehicle: Sometime during the night of Sunday, October 30th, an unlocked vehicle parked at 110 E. Flicker Street was entered and a set of golf clubs were removed. The clubs contained miscellaneous Titleist, Callaway and Vokey clubs, and a Bushnell range finder.
Breaking and Entering of Vehicle: Sometime between Wednesday, September 14th and Thursday, September 16th, Two nail guns were removed from a vehicle parked at 205 W. Lakeside Drive. One nail gun was a Green Hitachi, and the second was a Green and Silver Interchange.
Breaking and Entering of Vehicles: Multiple reports of vehicles being entered that were parked at different residences in the 2200 block of S. Virginia Dare Trail during the night of August 4th. All the vehicles entered were unlocked, and only cash was removed from the vehicles.
Breaking and Entering of Vehicles: Multiple reports of items being removed from unlocked vehicles have taken place in the first two weeks of June. Vehicles that had been parked at public beach accesses in the north end of Nags Head were entered, with purses and wallets being removed.
Breaking and Entering of Residence: Sometime between Thursday, June 23rd and Saturday, June 25th, the home at 3313 S. Linda Lane was entered and televisions were taken. No forced entry into the home was discovered, and (2) 48” JVC televisions and (1) 60” LG television were removed from the residence.
Breaking and Entering of Residences: Three incidents recently occurred in the 8000 block of South Old Oregon Inlet Road. These incidents are believed to have occurred between Thursday 5/12/2016 and Friday 5/13/2016. These homes were all entered by someone prying a window open, and flat screen televisions were taken.
“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.
Commercial B&E: On March 17, 2016 a break-in was reported at 1409 National Park Dr, Manteo at The Lost Colony Theater. During this break-in five Halloween masks were taken. Each valued $500+ each with a value totaling over $3,000.00. Anyone having information about these crimes is asked to contact the National Park Service at (252) 475-9006 or the Dare Community Crime Line at 252-473-3111.
Suspicious Fire: Cape Hatteras National Seashore Law Enforcement Staff is investigating a suspicious fire on National Park Service property. On Tuesday January 12th, 2016 Nags Head Fire and Roanoke Island Fire Departments extinguished a human caused fire south of Whalebone Junction on Cape Hatteras National Seashore. This senseless act put fire fighter lives and local residence at risk.
If you were driving this section of road on NC 12 between 6:30 pm to 7:00 pm on January 12th, 2016 and saw any suspicious people or vehicles along the road edge, please contact the Dare County Crime Line or the National Park Service at 252-475-9006.
Vandalism: On September 22nd, at approximately 3:15 PM at the Coquina Beach parking lot of Cape Hatteras National Seashore, four tires on an unattended vehicle were slashed. Witnesses observed a faded dark blue or green vehicle, possibly an El Camino with a topper, in the vicinity of the incident. Two weeks prior to this incident, multiple vehicles parked throughout the national seashore sustained slashed tires.
Vandalism: On Monday, September 7, 2015 between 11 am and 3:30 pm, multiple cars parked in the parking lots within Cape Hatteras National Seashore sustained slashed tires. Two vehicles parked at the Ramp 25 parking lot, between Salvo and Avon, sustained tire damage and one vehicle parked at the Frisco bathhouse parking lot was damaged. The offender used a small tool to slash multiple tires on each of these vehicles and the victims appear to be random. National Park Service Rangers are requesting any information that could identify the individual(s) involved in the crimes. If you believe you may be a victim or you have any information pertaining to these crimes please contact the National Park Service at 252-475-9006 or Dare Community Crime Line.
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.