Weekly Blotter | June 10 – June 16

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
June 10, 2024 – June 16, 2024
Calls for Service: 230

TRAFFIC

  • Officers issued 14 traffic enforcement actions during the week. 

PROPERTY CHECKS

  • 128 business checks were made.No unsecured doors were found.
  • 3 extra patrols were requested by out-of-town property owners this week.      

INCIDENTS OF INTEREST

  • Civil Dispute (Jay Crest Road)

On June 10, 2024, officers were dispatched to the above listed location in reference to summer workers wanting to leave the residence and not being paid by their employer who also owns the residence. The workers were advised that the issue was a civil matter. Officers remained on scene to keep the peace while an agreement was reached between the workers and their employer. The workers were paid, and they moved out of the residence.

  • Fraud (Four Seasons Lane)

On June 11, 2024, officers were dispatched to contact a caller who had contracted with Dawn’s Kitchen, a business based out of Powells Point, for dinner for two nights. The caller advised he paid Dawn’s Kitchen $2,700.00.  Dawn’s Kitchen never showed up and the business phone line was found to be disconnected. This incident remains under investigation.

  • Suspicious Condition (Windsurfer Court)

On June 12, 2024, officers were dispatched to the above listed location in reference to a stolen ladder. The caller advised that the ladder was taken from a secluded spot.  The caller called back several days later to advise the ladder was borrowed by a neighbor and was not stolen.

  • Suspicious Condition (Gifford Circle)

On June 12, 2024, officers were dispatched to the above listed location in reference to a group of males yelling to call 911. The caller advised the yelling abruptly stopped. Officers arrived in the area and found a group of males on Martin Drive. The males advised that there was a verbal argument, but the individuals involved had calmed down and left the residence. No further police action was warranted.

  • Suspicious Vehicle (Duck Road)

On June 14, 2024, officers were dispatched to the above listed location in reference to a vehicle parked on the side of the road by the “Welcome to Duck” sign.  Officers arrived and made contact with a male that was camping in a “teepee.”  The male advised that he was waiting to close on his new house in Carova.  The male was advised that open air camping is prohibited in Duck. The male left the area without further issue.

  • Town Code Violation (Spindrift Lane)

On June 14, 2024, officers were dispatched to the above listed location in reference to a large hole being dug by beach patrons.  Officers arrived and made contact with a family that had dug a hole approximately 8 feet wide by 2.5 feet deep. Ocean Rescue was also on scene. The family was advised of the dangers of holes on the beach. The hole was filled in by the family.

  • Larceny (Duck Road)

On June 14, 2024, officers were dispatched to the above listed location in reference to items being stolen from Dazzles on the previous date.  The owner advised that three subjects were in the store and a female suspect stole approximately $200 in merchandise. The owner had video and pictures of the suspect. Later in the day, officers were advised that the suspect was back at the Waterfront Shops.  Officers located the suspect and returned her to the store. The store chose not to press charges after the suspect paid in cash for the items she stole.

  • Suspicious Condition (Ocean Bay Boulevard)

On June 15, 2024, officers were dispatched to the above listed location in reference to a caller seeing lights on her back deck and hearing outdoor furniture moving. Officers arrived and checked the residence.  The only access to the deck was through the house.  It was determined that it was several vehicles leaving the area on an adjacent street causing the lights on the deck. The house was checked by officers, and everything appeared okay.

  • Larceny (Duck Road)

On June 15, 2024, officers took a report for a bicycle being stolen from the area of Duck Donuts. The victim left the bicycle they rented through VayK Gear in the bicycle rack.  When they came out later the bicycle was gone.

TRAFFIC CRASHES

  • Hit and Run (1216 Duck Road)

On June 11, 2024, officers were dispatched to a vehicle that had been struck in the parking lot of Dockside N Duck Seafood. The owner of the vehicle advised that they had left the vehicle for approximately one hour. The owner advised that when they came back, they observed damage to the rear left side of the vehicle. From the damage it looked as if the suspect vehicle was backing out and hit the vehicle with their right front bumper. Officers were unable to locate the suspect vehicle.

  • Vehicle Crash (102 Christopher Drive)

On June 12, 2024, officers were dispatched to the above listed location in reference to a vehicle crash. One vehicle was backing out of a driveway and backed into a vehicle traveling on Christopher Drive. A crash report was filed.

WEEKLY TRAFFIC VOLUME (As determined by ALPR Detections)

ALPR Camera06-10-2406-11-2406-12-2406-13-2406-14-2406-15-2406-16-24
Southbound: Currituck Into Duck3892429745994522476765784961
Northbound: Duck Into Corolla59946267675266426660100948210
DPD South Site NB (Into Duck)945794051029810302103021315112333
DPD South Site SB  (Into SS)77918121861786509065107139344
Total Detections27134280903026630116307944053634848
  • 44.6% of the vehicles that entered Duck passed through to Currituck County last week.