Dare Community Crime Line

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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Boat Larceny: Kill Devil Hills Police are investigating the theft of a 17-foot Carolina Skiff Classic and Magic Tilt boat trailer from a residence in the 3100 block of Bay Drive. The boat and trailer were taken during the evening hours of April 25th.  The Carolina skiff had a 75 HP Yamaha motor and a white awning. The boat and trailer were recovered in Wanchese but the motor is still missing. Police are seeking information to identify suspects in the 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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Nesting loggerhead sea turtle found dead on Cape Hatteras National Seashore beach

 At 5:30 a.m. this morning, staff at Cape Hatteras National Seashore (Seashore) found a dead loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) on the beach approximately 0.10 miles south of Ramp 49 in Frisco, NC. It is likely that the sea turtle died from a vehicle collision. Loggerheads are listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.

Early this morning, the female sea turtle came onto the beach to lay a nest in the sand. She had begun to lay eggs into a nest dug in the beach when it is believed, based on evidence found at the scene, that a motor vehicle struck and ran over the turtle. Observations suggest the time of the apparent collision was one or more hours prior to 5:30 a.m., during a time where the route was closed to off road vehicle use. Intact eggs were discovered near the dead loggerhead sea turtle and are thought to be viable.

The Seashore is actively investigating this incident. Specifically, the Seashore is seeking information regarding a vehicle driving on the beach at Ramps 49 or 48 in Frisco between 9:00 p.m. on May 24 and 5:30 a.m. today, May 25. Anyone with information that may help determine the circumstances and events that led to the death of this sea turtle are asked to contact the Dare County Community CrimeLine or the National Park Service’s Investigative Services Branch (ISB).

National Park Service ISB Tip Line:

  • Call or text the ISB Tip Line at 888-653-0009
  • Online at www.nps.gov/isb and click “Submit a Tip”

“At this time of year, ocean-facing off road vehicle ramps are closed between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. for an important reason – to protect nesting sea turtles. It is very unfortunate that a vehicle appears to have disregarded the Seashore’s regulations which has resulted in this turtle death,” stated Superintendent David Hallac.

Ramp 49, along with other priority off road vehicle ramps (ramps 2, 4, 25, 27, 43, 44, 48, 49, 70, and 72), are closed to vehicles nightly from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. All other ocean-facing off road vehicle ramps are closed to vehicles from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. Visitors are reminded that sea turtles, while predominately nesting during nighttime hours, may be present on Seashore beaches at any hour of the day.


Theft and Property Damage:

Orville Wright bust found on Kill Devil Hills beach; investigation continues

The reproduction bust of Orville Wright, which was recently stolen from Wright Brothers National Memorial, was found this afternoon on the beach in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina.

Additional details:

  • At 3:25 p.m. today, a Kill Devil Hills beach visitor called the Dare County non-emergency line to report that the reproduction Orville Wright bust was “tucked” into the dunes.
  • A Kill Devil Hills Officer was dispatched and arrived on the scene at 3:36 p.m. The National Park Service arrived on the scene shortly after the Kill Devil Hills Officer confirmed that it was the stolen bust of Orville Wright.
  • The Orville Wright bust was found near 909 S. Virginia Dare Trail in Kill Devil Hills.

National Park Service Rangers will continue investigating the theft of the bust and the damage to its granite mounting base. Homeowners and business owners in the area of Wright Brothers National Memorial and 909 S. Virginia Dare Trail are encouraged to review security camera footage and report any suspicious activity from the night of October 12th through the afternoon of October 15th. To report tips, contact the Dare County Community CrimeLine or the National Park Service’s Investigative Services Branch (ISB).


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“While we are pleased that the bust of Orville Wright has been found, we are fully investigating this incident in order to determine who stole the bust and caused damage to its granite mounting base,” stated National Parks of Eastern North Carolina Superintendent David Hallac.


UPDATE: Orville has been found but the search for the perpetrators continues. If you have any information the numbers below are still good.

Copper Orville Wright bust stolen and granite mounting base damaged at Wright Brothers National Memorial – Tips Needed

The copper reproduction bust of Orville Wright, located at the foot of the Wright Brothers Monument, was stolen, and the heavy granite base that the bust was mounted to was toppled over and damaged last evening or early this morning
National Park Service Rangers and local law enforcement officials are investigating this crime. If you have information that could help solve this case, please contact the Dare County Community CrimeLine or the National Park Service’s Investigative Services Branch (ISB).
National Park Service ISB Tip Line
• Call or text the ISB Tip Line at 888-653-0009
• Online at http://www.nps.gov/isb and click “Submit a Tip”











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.