Weekly Blotter | July 11-17

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
July 11th, 2022 – July 17th, 2022
Calls for Service: 273

TRAFFIC

  • Officers issued 12 traffic enforcement actions during the week. 

PROPERTY CHECKS

  • 188 business checks were made.

INCIDENTS OF INTEREST

  • Injury to Property (Duck Road)

On July 11, 2022, officers responded to the report of a damaged vehicle. The owner of the vehicle left it parked in the parking lot and believes that a rock thrown from a lawnmower shattered the rear glass of the vehicle. The caller wished to speak directly with landscaping company involved.

  • Dispute (Sprigtail Drive)

On July 11, 2022, officers responded to a dispute between two beach patrons regarding a dog running through people’s belongings on the beach and the dog’s owner refusing to leash the dog, after being summoned by surf rescue lifeguards. Officers explained the Town Ordinance to the dog’s owner, who then agreed to leash the dog.

  • Accidental Injury (Beach at Sea Tern Drive)

On July 11, 2002, two beachgoers were injured in an accident on the beach in Duck. A lifeguard for Duck Surf Rescue was conducting patrol on a UTV when the sand collapsed at a drop-off on the beach and the vehicle overturned onto two people. The two visitors were transported by Dare County EMS to the Outer Banks Hospital for treatment of their injuries. The lifeguard had no reported injuries. At this time, the matter is under investigation.

  • Mutual Aid (Island Lead Road)

On July 13, 2022, officers were dispatched to assist the Currituck County Sheriff’s Office with a Domestic Disturbance involving multiple parties, in Corolla. The Deputy was on scene without backup. Duck officers provided backup for the Deputy while he safely diffused the dispute and investigated the incident.

  • Injury to Property (Duck Road)

On July 15, 2022, a witness reported that a contractor’s truck struck the mailbox at this location and drove off. Officers contacted that homeowner who stated he did not wish to file a report and would fix the mailbox himself.

  • Involuntary Commitment (Plover Drive)

On July 15, 2022, officers served an involuntary commitment order by taking the subject into custody without incident. The subject was taken to Outer Banks Hospital for evaluation.

  • Trespassing (Seabreeze Drive)

On July 16, 2022, a resident of Seabreeze Drive reported that unauthorized persons had exited the beach using the private beach Seabreeze Drive beach access.  The caller requested that the officers advise the subjects they were trespassing.  The officers located the subjects, who were renting a home in a neighboring subdivision.  The subjects explained to the officers that had used a different access to enter the beach but got confused and used the wrong beach access to exit the beach.

  • Injury to Property (Plover Drive)

On July 17, 2022, officers responded to a report of trash cans being damaged and blood on their driveway. Officers determined that a golf cart had hit the trash cans and flipped on its side. This incident remains under investigation. 

  • Larceny (Duck Road)

On July 17, 2022, a resident reported that a split rail fence, which had been installed on the nature trail to prevent bikes from being ridden on the trail, was taken down and the parts were missing.

TRAFFIC CRASHES

  • Scarborough Lane/Ocean Way Court

On July 12, 2022, a golf cart ran into a vehicle in a driveway near this location. There was minimal damage to both vehicles and no reported injuries.

  • Duck Road/Schooner Ridge Drive

On July 16, 2022, a vehicle going around another vehicle in the parking lot of Han Dee Hugo struck the rear corner of the passing vehicle. Minimal damage to one vehicle.