Weekly Blotter | Jan. 15 – Jan. 21

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
January 15, 2024 – January 21, 2024
Calls for Service: 236


  • Officers issued3traffic enforcement actions during the week.  


  • 122business checks were made.No unsecured doors were found. 
  • 79 seasonal residential property checks were made. 1 unsecured door was found. 
  • 4extra patrols were requested by out-of-town property owners this week.      


  • Assist Person (Cook Drive)

On January 15, 2024, officers were dispatched to assist a resident who was being moved to assisted living but did not want to leave their current residence.  Officers spoke with all parties involved and reached an amicable solution.

  • Trauma With Injury (Duck Road)

On January 15, 2024, officers responded to an entrapment at a construction site.  It was reported that a wall being raised fell on a worker.  Police and Fire personnel arrived to find the victim had been freed from the fallen wall.  Emergency medical care was provided to the injured worker.

  • Open Door (Scarborough Lane)

On January 16, 2024, officers were dispatched to a residential open door after a maintenance worker arrived at the home and found the main door standing open. Officers were summoned to check the residence before maintenance personnel entered.  Nothing criminal or out of the ordinary was found during the check.

  • Talk With Officer (Duck Road)

On January 17, 2024, officers responded to the road construction area after a complaint was lodged about the flow of traffic.  Officers conferred with staff from the construction company to find a solution, which included staging personnel in the area to better address vehicles needing to enter the construction zone against the flow of traffic.

  • Suspicious Person (Duck Road)

On January 19, 2024, officers were dispatched to the area after receiving a report that a suspicious person was pulling on door handles of closed businesses.  Officers located the suspicious person and determined he had arrived early for a job interview and found the business closed.   

  • Animal Call (Seabreeze Beach Access)

On January 19, 2024, officers were dispatched after receiving a report of a canine running at large and out of the span of control of its owner on the beach.  The caller advised that the canine running at large was  causing issues with her canine.  All parties were gone upon police arrival.

  • Traffic Direct (Duck Road)

On January 20, 2024, officers responded to a complaint that traffic was not allowed to travel south through the road construction zone.  Officers alerted the traffic control personnel of the issue, and the problem was quickly rectified.  


  • No traffic crashes were reported this week. 

WEEKLY TRAFFIC VOLUME (As determined by ALPR Detections)

ALPR Camera01-15-2401-16-2401-17-2401-18-2401-19-2401-20-2401-21-24
Northbound: Duck Into Corolla16801640477475474256207
Southbound: Currituck Into Duck20371848431387394248227
Northbound: SS Into Duck 3800373535013874389027011903
Southbound: Duck Into SS3654334131253346329623281882
Total Detections111711056475348082805455334219
  • 22% of the vehicles that entered Duck passed through to Currituck County last week. 

*The highlighted figures above appear exceptionally low.  Police personnel are exploring the data to ensure its accuracy.