Weekly Blotter | April 24- April 30

Town of Duck Police Department

1259 Duck Road • Post Office Box 8369
Duck, North Carolina 27949

PHONE (252) 261-1112

FAX (252) 261-2108

Jeffrey E. Ackerman, Chief of Police

Weekly Police Report
April 24th, 2023 – April 30th, 2023
Calls for Service: 272


  • Officers issued 29 traffic enforcement actions during the week. 


  • 180 business checks were made. 1 unsecure door was found.
  • 1 extra patrol was requested by out-of-town property owner this week.      


  • Dispute (Dune Road)

On April 28, 2023, officer were summoned after two neighbors had a dispute about vegetation clearing and where to place cut vegetation.  Officers assisted the neighbors in resolving their dispute.

  • Mutual Aid (Thirteenth Avenue)

On April 28, 2023, officers from the Southern Shores Police Department requested assistance from Duck Officers after responding to a call involving a large group of young adults creating a disturbance.  Duck Officers maintained scene safety while Southern Shores Officers resolved the matter.

  • Assist Person (Snipe Court)

On April 28, 2023, officers were called to the scene after a homeowner tripped while trying to get into their home.  Officers and Dare County EMS were able to get the subject into their residence and tend to the homeowner’s minor injury.

  • Narcotics Violation (Duck Road)

On April 29, 2023, a security guard contacted officers after receiving a report of the smell of marijuana coming from a condo unit.  Officers arrived and investigated the complaint.  No charges were filed. 


  • Suspected Driving While Impaired (Duck Road / Quail Way)

On April 24, 2023, the driver of a small passenger vehicle lost control of her vehicle and drifted off the right side of Duck Road.  The vehicle  struck several posts alongside a driveway and a mailbox before coming to rest in the vegetation.  The driver was transported from the scene by Dare County EMS. The investigating officers discovered illegal narcotics and drug paraphernalia in the vehicle.  An arrest warrant was obtained charging the driver, 67 year old Karen Willis of Corolla, North Carolina, with felony possession of a schedule VI narcotic.  Officers were awaiting toxicology results when they were notified that the driver succumbed to her injuries. 

WEEKLY TRAFFIC VOLUME (As determined by ALPR Detections)

ALPR Camera04-24-2304-25-2304-26-2304-27-2304-28-2304-29-2304-30-23
Northbound: Duck Into Corolla2550318235303388307737702583
Southbound: Currituck Into Duck2580328735133213273634873062
Northbound: SS Into Duck4483545759516122582062684831
Southbound: Duck Into SS4328521356455310485052435279
Total Detections13941171391863918033164831876815755
  • 56.71% of the vehicles that entered Duck passed through to Currituck County last week.