Weekly Blotter | March 11 – March 17

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
March 11, 2024 – March 17, 2024
Calls for Service: 273


  • Officers issued 14 traffic enforcement actions during the week.


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


  • Suspicious Condition (Shearwater Way)

On March 12, 2024, an officer was dispatched to this location after receiving a report of an unexploded ordnance found on the property by an HVAC technician working at the site. This call was received by a 4th party, through Dare Central Communications. While enroute to the site the officer was advised to cancel his response because the HVAC technician transported the ordnance to a fire department outside Duck.

Readers are reminded to call 911 immediately if unexploded ordnance is located, and under no circumstances should the ordinance be moved.

  • Overdue Person (Duck Road)

On March 12, 2024, a concerned wife contacted the police department after her husband did not return home after leaving his place of employment.  Officers followed the missing person’s protocol.  The male was later located outside of Duck with a flat tire. He arrived home safe.

  • Trespassing (Blind Villas)

On March 13, 2024, officers responded to this location after being notified of a suspicious person on the property. Upon arrival, officers located the suspicious person who is well known to the Duck Police Department, and confirmed he had no legal reason for being on the property. The property manager responded, and at the direction of the HOA, trespassed the suspicious person from the property.  The subject left the property without incident.

  • Trespassing (Duck Blind Villas)

On March 15, 2024, officers were alerted to a trespassing in progress. Upon arrival, officers found the suspect on the property and arrested him without incident. The arrestee, 61-year-old Philip Johnson of unknown residence, was held at the Dare County Detention Center in lieu of a $1,000.00 secured bond.

  • Damage to Real Property (Wampum Drive)

On March 15, 2024, an officer responded to this location after the homeowner reported that a utility company had damaged her property while installing telecommunication lines. The responding officer determined that the utility company was working within the right-of-way and did not damage property outside the right-of-way.


  • Traffic Crash (Ruddy Duck / Duck Rd)

On March 11, 2024, a car was yielding for a pedestrian crossing at the crosswalk when a second car did not see the first car slowing before  striking the first car in the rear. No injuries were reported.

WEEKLY TRAFFIC VOLUME (As determined by ALPR Detections)

ALPR Camera03-11-2403-12-2403-13-2403-14-2403-15-2403-16-2403-17-24
Northbound: Duck Into Corolla2687257126112741331426412078
Southbound: Currituck Into DuckCamera Remains Out of Service
Northbound: SS Into Duck5349542955285741630450303612
Southbound: Duck Into SS4841495249825067530842083588
Total Detections1287712952131211354914926118799278
  • 50% of the vehicles that entered Duck passed through to Currituck County last week.