Weekly Blotter | August 7 – August 13

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
August 7th, 2023 – August 13th, 2023
Calls for Service: 226

TRAFFIC

  • Officers issued 20 traffic enforcement actions during the week. 

PROPERTY CHECKS

  • 102 business checks were made. 2 unsecure doors were found.
  • 1 extra patrol was requested by an out-of-town property owner this week.     

INCIDENTS OF INTEREST

  • Dispute (Sand Piper Lane)

On August 07, 2023, Duck Officers were asked to assist Southern Shores Police Department with an argument that ensued after a beach umbrella became airborne and struck another beach goer.   Upon arrival, officers found a male subject had pulled his shorts down to expose his buttocks as he walked away from beach goers whose umbrella had hot someone in his party. EMS was called to assist with a minor head injury from the umbrella.

  • Arrest (Sea Eider Court)

On August 07, 2023, officers were dispatched to a domestic assault at this location.  Upon arrival, officers determined an argument between brothers had occurred, and that alcohol was involved.  Jason Rockwell, 41 years-of-age of Reisterstown, Maryland kicked in a bedroom door and punched his brother in the face.  Mr. Rockwell was arrested and charged with simple assault. 

  • Structure Fire (Beachcomber Court)

On August 10, 2023, officers were dispatched to a structure fire that was reported to have consumed the home in flames. Upon arrival officers provided scene and traffic control for the large number of fire apparatus that responded to assist.  The Duck Fire Department and the Dare County Fire Marshall are investigating the cause of the fire. Southern Shores Police Department assisted with traffic control.

  • Suspicious Condition (Mantoac Court)

On August 7, 2023, officers were dispatched to view possible human remains that washed up on shore.  Officers arrived and determined the remains were from a large fish.

  • Larceny (Duck Road)

On August 13, 2023, officers were dispatched to Kitty Hawk Kites after management advised that a male tried to exchange a kite without the receipt.  The male was unhappy and took the kite he wanted, which was valued at $29.99. Officers were unable to locate the suspect.   

  • Assist Agency (Duck Road)

On August 13, 2023, officers were asked to assist in locating a wanted suspect out of Virginia who had threatened to attempt suicide by cop.  Postings on the suspect’s social media account showed the suspect was in Duck; however, further analysis by Duck officers revealed the suspect had traveled to a restaurant in Corolla.  Duck officers provided the Currituck County Sheriff’s Office with the suspect’s location, where he was taken into custody.

TRAFFIC CRASHES

  • Flight Drive / Duck Road

On August 09, 2023, a vehicle was making a right turn from Duck Road onto Flight Drive when an e-bicycle ran into the back of the vehicle. The e-bike was on a portion of the state maintained roadway at the time of the collision. 

  • Duck Road and Royal Tern Lane

On August 11, 2023, a three vehicle collision occurred after two vehicles stopped at a crosswalk to allow pedestrians to cross.  The third vehicle failed to stop in time and struck the second vehicle and pushed it into the first vehicle. No injuries were reported.

  • Duck Road at Schooner Ridge Drive

On August 13, 2023, a rear end collision occurred at the crosswalk.  No injuries occurred, and the total property damage was under that of a reportable collision, so both drivers chose to exchange insurance information instead of filing a crash report.   

WEEKLY TRAFFIC VOLUME (As determined by ALPR Detections)

ALPR Camera08-07-2308-08-2308-09-2308-10-2308-11-2308-12-2308-13-23
Northbound: Duck Into Corolla4903509153535689497561475107
Southbound: Currituck Into Duck4613520553115725551562094981
Northbound: SS Into Duck8683864488038824886588368160
Southbound: Duck Into SS7752818084238561894785217662
Total Detections25951271202789028799283022971325910
  • 61% of the vehicles that entered Duck passed through to Currituck County last week.