Weekly Blotter Nov 2-8, 2020

TOWN OF DUCK POLICE DEPARTMENT

1259 DUCK ROAD ● DUCK, NORTH CAROLINA 27949

(252) 261-1112 ● FAX (252) 261-2108

policeinfo@townofduck.com

 

Weekly Police Blotter

November 2nd, 2020 – November 8th, 2020

Total Calls for Service: 178

 

TRAFFIC

  • Officers issued 9 traffic enforcement actions during the week.

PROPERTY CHECKS

  • 104 business checks were made. 1 unsecured door was found.
  • 0 extra patrol checks were requested by out-of-town property owners this week.

INCIDENTS OF INTEREST

  • Fraud (Duck Road)

The Outer Banks Popcorn Shoppe received a phone call from someone impersonating a Duck Police Officer. When the business refused to give the person on the phone any information, they stated that a Duck Police Officer was going to get banking information from them. Officers spoke with the business and confirmed with them that this was an attempted scam.

  • Suspicious Condition/Fraud (Duck Road)

The Cotton Gin received a call from a person impersonating a Duck Police Officer and told them to take all their money to the Towne Bank to make sure it was not counterfeit. The employee took the money to the Towne Bank in Southern Shores where they were to route the money into an account number provided. The Towne Bank teller advised the employee this was a scam. Southern Shores Police Officers followed the employee back to Duck due to safety concerns.

  • Fraud (Duck Road)

The owner of Sweet T’s called direct connect to advise officers about receiving a call from someone impersonating a Duck Police Officer stating they were going to do an audit. The owner advised he did not give any information or money to the caller. Officers advised the owner that it was a scam and if they called back to not give them any information.

  • Fraud (Duck Road)

Islands by Amity received a call from a person impersonating a Duck Police Officer and had the employee take $300 from the register. The employee was told to take the money to Food Lion in Southern Shores and to purchase a gift card with it. The gift card was purchased, and the number was given to the person on the phone. The employee stated she did not realize it was a scam until after the interaction was done.

  • Suspicious Condition (Duck Road)

Officers responded to Sunset Grill after receiving a call from an employee there stating she was advised to call Child Protective Services if Shawna Krane showed up there with her child. The employee attempted to call CPS, but the call was routed to Dare Central after going to voicemail. Once officers were on scene and contact was made with CPS it was determined that Ms. Krane had been in contact with them that day and they didn’t need further contact.

  • DWI Arrest (Duck Road)

Officers stopped a vehicle on suspicion of Driving While Impaired after observing the vehicle drive left of center, right of the fog line, and erratic braking. Officers conducted an investigation and then arrested 46-year-old CarrieAnn Brunet of Charlottesville, Virginia for driving while impaired and possession of an open container. Brunet was held at the Dare County Detention Center in lieu of $2,000.00 secured bond.

  • Injury to Property (Olde Duck Road)

Officers responded after the owner arrived at the property to find that a small excavator or backhoe had driven on his property and cut some limbs. The owner stated that there was not any damage done but was curious if the town was doing any kind of work on his property. Officers forwarded his information to town offices.

 

TRAFFIC CRASHES

  • Duck Road/Scarborough Lane

Two vehicle rear end collision. Honda Accord stopped at the crosswalk to let pedestrians cross. Chevrolet truck failed to stop hitting the rear of the other vehicle. DMV349 completed and citation issued for following too close.