Weekly Blotter | June 24 – June 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
June 24, 2024 – June 30, 2024
Calls for Service: 204

TRAFFIC

  • Officers issued 14 traffic enforcement actions during the week. 

PROPERTY CHECKS

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

INCIDENTS OF INTEREST

  • Fraud (Duck Road)

On June 24, 2024, officers were dispatched to the above listed location in reference to a fraud. The victim advised that she mailed a check to her homeowner’s association, which is located in Raleigh. The check was never cashed, so the victim mailed a second check. Both checks were cashed, and the victim believed it was a fraud. The Raleigh Police Department has jurisdiction in this matter, so the incident was referred to that agency.

  • Suspicious Vehicle (Duck Road)

On June 25, 2024, while patrolling the area, officers observed a vehicle parked in a parking lot late at night with its running lights on. Officers checked the vehicle and found it to be vacant. No persons were located in the area. When officers returned to check on the vehicle later in the evening, the vehicle was gone.

  • Domestic Dispute (Settlers Lane)

On June 25, 2024, a subject called the police department after getting into a verbal argument with his fiancé. After the argument, the subject left the Airbnb where he and his fiancé had been staying. The subject was worried that his fiancé may cause damage to the Airbnb, and he didn’t want to be responsible. The subject was advised that he would be responsible because he rented the Airbnb.

  • Family Dispute (Duck Road)

On June 25, 2024, officers were dispatched to the above listed location in reference to trespassing.  Officers arrived and made contact with the homeowner who wanted her son evicted from the property. Officers were unable to evict the son without proper legal process. The homeowner was provided with several resources for dealing with her son.

  • Communicating Threats (Duck Road)

On June 26, 2024, officers were dispatched to contact a male victim in reference to threatening text messages he received. After catching his daughter and her friend smoking marijuana, the victim destroyed the remaining marijuana and the smoking devices. The victim’s daughter’s friend’s mother sent the victim vague text messages because she was angry that the victim destroyed the smoking devices because they belonged to her deceased son. The responding officers determined that no crime had been committed.

  • Town Code Violation (East Tuckahoe Beach Access)

On June 26, 2024, officers were dispatched to the above listed location in reference to a fire on the beach. Officers arrived and made contact with two juveniles who were sitting by the fire.  The fire was put out and the area was cleaned up by the juveniles.

  • Domestic Dispute/Accidental Injury (Schooner Ridge Drive)

On June 27, 2024, officers were dispatched to the above listed location in reference to an injured female. When officers arrived, they found that a female exited a moving vehicle after having a verbal argument with her boyfriend. The injured female was treated by emergency medical personnel.

  • Accidental Injury (Duck Road)

On June 29, 2024, officers were dispatched to the above listed location in reference to a fall. A male walking in from the balcony stepped on an unstable section of floor and fell through the floor, trapping him. Fire and emergency medical personnel removed the victim from the floor and treated him for his injuries.

  • Found Child (Duck Road)

On June 29, 2024, officers were dispatched to the above listed location in reference to a found child. The child advised officers that he and his family arrived by boat. Officers located the child’s family and reunited the child with them.

  • Missing Person (Waxwing Lane)

On June 29, 2024, officers were dispatched to the above listed location in reference to a missing person with disabilities. The family advised that the person was last seen walking north toward Corolla three hours before police were contacted. Ocean Rescue personnel located the missing person approximately nine miles from where he was last seen. The male was reunited with his family.

  • Suspicious Person (Carrol Drive)

On June 30, 2024, officers were dispatched to the above listed location after a male with a bookbag was seen walking through people’s property. Officers were unable to locate anyone matching the description provided.

  • Suspicious Condition (Oyster Catcher Lane and Duck Road)

On June 30, 2024, officers were dispatched to the above listed location after receiving a report of a juvenile female walking in the area with a stuffed teddy bear. Officers searched the area but were unable to locate the juvenile. 

TRAFFIC CRASHES

  • Duck Road / Christopher Drive

On June 26, 2024, a wheel came off of a vehicle traveling south on Duck Road. The loose wheel/tire stuck a vehicle traveling north. The vehicle was towed from the scene and a crash report was filed.

  • Duck Road / Tuckahoe Drive

On June 28, 2024, two vehicles traveling north on Duck Road collided after the first vehicle stopped for traffic and the second vehicle ran into the back of the first vehicle. A crash report was filed.