Weekly Blotter | May 27 – June 2

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
May 27, 2024 – June 2, 2024
Calls for Service: 204

TRAFFIC

  • Officers issued10traffic enforcement actions during the week.  

PROPERTY CHECKS

  • 131business checks were made.No unsecured doors were found. 
  • 3extra patrols were requested by out-of-town property owners this week.      

INCIDENTS OF INTEREST 

  • Dispute (Duck Road)

On May 27, 2024, officers were dispatched to this location for a report of a distraught male in the store. Officers arrived and contacted the store clerk who explained that the male was upset over the “freshness” of the cigars he wished to purchase. The male wanted to feel the cigars to see if they were fresh. The clerk asked the male to leave, and he did so without further issue.

Report of a Larceny (Spindrift Court)

On May 27, 2024, officers were dispatched to investigate the theft of a large piece of driftwood. The complainant advised that she found the driftwood on the beach and placed it on the dune line. The complainant intended to use the driftwood as a handrail. The next day the driftwood was gone. The complainant was advised that no larceny took place because the driftwood was abandoned property and remained abandoned property when it was left on the public beach. 

  • Larceny (Duck Road)

On May 27, 2024, an officer was dispatched to the above listed location in reference to stolen bicycles.  The caller advised that he had a rented bicycle parked next to his personal bicycle.  When the caller came out of the condominium, he noticed both bicycles had been stolen. Officers searched the area but were unable to locate the bicycles.

  • Report of a Larceny (Duck Road)

On May 28, 2024, officers were dispatched to speak with a visitor in reference to a tent and chairs being stolen. The caller advised that he left a large tent and several chairs on the beach overnight, but they were gone the next morning. Because the beach equipment had been left unattended on the public beach overnight, the beach equipment became abandoned property and thus its disappearance did not meet the elements of the crime of larceny.   

  • Domestic Dispute (Sea Colony Drive)

On May 29, 2024, officers were dispatched to this location after a report of a domestic dispute was received. Duck officers arrived and contacted a male and female who advised they had met a couple on the beach and invited them back to their rental condominium. The invited couple tried to make sexual advances toward the other couple. The sexual advances were rejected and the female that was met on the beach hit the female who was renting the condominium. The invited couple fled the scene, and the reporting party was unable to provide the couple’s names or their direction of travel.

  • Arrest (Duck Road)

On May 30, 2024, officers were dispatched to the above location in reference to a patron that was intoxicated and causing a disruption.  Restaurant staff advised that the patron left the restaurant and attempted to drive away despite their attempts to dissuade him. The suspect was stopped by an officer and after conducting a DWI investigation was arrested.  The male, 73-year-old Gary Ferguson of Nags Head, NC was charged with driving while impaired. The restaurant staff did not want to press charges for the disruption that occurred there. 

  • Missing Person (Duck Road)

On May 31, 2024, officers were dispatched to this location after an elderly female wandered off.  Officers located the female while enroute to the call and were able to safely return her to her family.

  • Suspicious Person (Ocean Front Drive)

On May 31, 2024, officers were dispatched to this location in reference to an intoxicated female that was trying to enter the house.  The caller advised that the female kept walking up and down the steps. Duck officers contacted the suspect and learned she was at the wrong house.  Officers were able to locate the female’s sober friend to get her to her correct rental house.

  • Animal Call (Duck Road)

On May 31, 2024, officers responded to a large dog running around the parking lot. The dog’s owner was located, and the dog was returned to them.

  • Water Rescue (Jay Crest Road)

On June 1, 2024, officers were dispatched to check on the welfare of a kayaker after the caller felt the kayaker was in distress due to wind conditions. Contact was made with the kayaker who advised he was fishing and everything was okay.

TRAFFIC CRASHES

  • 1190 Duck Road

On May 27, 2024, a driver was parking her car in the parking lot when her shoe got stuck and she panicked. The driver pressed the accelerator pedal which caused the vehicle to jump the curb and hit a stump and a parked vehicle. No injuries were reported.

WEEKLY TRAFFIC VOLUME (As determined by ALPR Detections)

ALPR Camera05-27-2405-28-2405-29-2405-30-2405-31-2406-01-2406-02-24
Southbound: Currituck Into Duck4875434243084313446949474328
Northbound: Duck Into Corolla5733483048684846510467726467
Northbound: SS Into Duck 872086558562908193861099610545
Southbound: Duck Into SS8854779675447750799982577879
Total Detections28182256232528225990269583097229219
  • 58.5% of the vehicles that entered Duck passed through to Currituck County last week.