Weekly Blotter | July 1 – July 7

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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
July 1, 2024 – July 7, 2024
Calls for Service: 204

TRAFFIC

  • Officers issued 17 traffic enforcement actions during the week. 

PROPERTY CHECKS

  • 91 business checks were made.No unsecured doors were found.
  • 1 extra patrol was requested by an out-of-town property owner this week.      

INCIDENTS OF INTEREST

  • Trespassing (Duck Road)

On July 2, 2024, officers noted people fishing from the sill in the new construction area. The subjects were advised that they would have to relocate.

  • Drunk Disturbance (Duck Landing Lane)

On July 3, 2024, officers responded to a report of two underage intoxicated males on the beach.  One subject had to be pulled from the water by nearby anglers. The males were located and brought back to their rental home where they were released to their parents.

  • Larceny ( Duck Road)

On July 3, 2024, officers responded to a report of a larceny of an iPhone and key fob. The victim tracked the phone to a nearby residence, but the items could not be located by the victim or officers.  The victim stated she left the items on a table and when she returned a brief time later, the items were gone.

  • Pyrotechnics ( Bunting Lane)

On July 3, 2024, officers responded to a report of fireworks being set off.  No fireworks were located upon arrival. 

  • Pyrotechnics (Mantoac Court)

On July 4, 2024, officers responded to a report of fireworks on the beach.  Officers located the likely suspects and explained the fireworks being used were in violation of state law and Town of Duck ordinance.

  • General Law Call (Seabreeze Drive Beach Access)

On July 5, 2024, officers responded to a report of a beach tent vendor putting equipment in the path the lifeguards use for emergency vehicular access.  Officers found that the equipment was placed in a manner that allowed lifeguard services to continue unimpeded.

  • Trespassing (Duck Road)

On July 5, 2024, officers responded to a report of a boater, who was not a customer of the business, using the dock at the restaurant. The boat had left the scene before officers were called. Officers requested the business call when the violation is occurring.

  • Larceny (Sea Colony Drive)

On July 5, 2024, officers received a report of a stolen grill.  The victim reported the last known secure date being several weeks ago.

  • Domestic Dispute (Duck Landing Lane)

On July 5, 2024, officers received a 911 hangup.  Upon arrival, officers spoke with family members about the difficulty they were having with their 17-year-old son. Everyone’s account of the afternoon was heard, and a plan of action was put into place for a temporary fix until the family returned to their permanent residence.

  • Water Related Call (Duck Road / Baum Trail)

On July 5, 2024, officers received a report of two kayakers in the sound that appeared to be having difficulty paddling against the southern wind. The kayakers made it ashore and no further action was required.

TRAFFIC CRASHES

  • 1197 Duck Road (Parking Lot)

On July 1, 2024, officers verified that information was exchanged between parties after one vehicle backed into another.

  • Duck Road / Currituck County Line

On July 6, 2024, officers received a report of a minor collision at the county line.  It was determined the crash occurred in Currituck County, so the North Carolina Highway Patrol was notified. The parties involved choose to exchange information rather than wait for a State Trooper to respond.