Weekly Blotter | Aug 29-Sept 4

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
August 29th, 2022 – September 4th, 2022
Calls for Service: 318

TRAFFIC

  • Officers issued 22 traffic enforcement actions during the week. 

PROPERTY CHECKS

  • 170 business checks were made.

INCIDENTS OF INTEREST

  • Damage to Property (Duck Road)

On August 29, 2022, officers took a report of damage to the side of a rental car after the renter noticed the damage.  The investigation revealed the car was likely damaged prior to the renter taking possession of the car. 

  • Animal Call (Wampum Drive)

On August 29, 2022, officers took a report after a person walking a dog stopped to let a child pet the dog.  Another dog from the child’s home ran out to the street and caused a minor injury. 

  • Dispute (Duck Landing Lane)

On August 29, 2022, two groups set up their beach equipment for the day. One group asked the other group if they would move some of their equipment, so a tent shade could be set up. A misunderstanding occurred and a member of one of the groups thought someone was pushed during the dispute.  No physical dispute took place, and the situation was resolved when officers arrived.

  • Dispute (Duck Road)

On August 31, 2022, officers responded to this location after a verbal dispute ensued when a party refused to pay for their meal. Once officers arrived on scene the party paid for the meal.  The dinners were trespassed from the restaurant.

  • Fraud (Cook Drive)

On September 1, 2022, officers took a call from a bank concerned over suspicious charges on an account belonging to a Duck resident.  The investigation revealed that a suspect posed as an agent for a large online retail entity was able to complete several large fraudulent financial transactions. 

  • Trespassing (E Sea Hawk Drive)

On September 1, 2022, a subject called law enforcement after viewing surveillance camera footage showing an unauthorized person standing on an outside deck. The responding officers were able to identify the suspect as a resident living on the same street.  The suspect was advised to stay off property the resident did not own, however a second occurrence of trespassing occurred on September 3rd.  The suspect was issued a final warning. 

  • Unattended Death (Buffell Head Road)

On September 2, 2022, good Samaritans noticed an unresponsive person floating in the ocean.  The Samaritans pulled the subject from the water and lifeguards and other emergency personnel began life saving measures.  Despite their best efforts, the victim passed away.

  • Dispute (Pintail Drive)

On September 2, 2022, a third party called about a dispute in progress.  Officers arrived to find a verbal dispute had occurred over ghost crabs being mistreated. 

  • Near Drowning (E Sea Hawk Drive)

On September 3, 2022, a minor was found floating unresponsive in a residential pool.  Family members pulled the minor from the pool and started life saving measures.  The minor regained consciousness and was transported for further medical treatment.

  • Larceny/Fraud (Duck Road)

On September 4, 2022, a victim reported a purse stolen and a credit card used at the restaurant. The investigation is ongoing.

TRAFFIC CRASHES

  • Duck Road

On September 3, 2022, a bicyclist was traveling south on the eastside sidewalk while a vehicle was attempting to turn north out of the parking lot. The vehicle struck the cyclist causing minor injuries.