Weekly Blotter | June 20-26

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
June 20th– June 26th, 2022
Calls for Service: 287

TRAFFIC

  • Officers issuedtraffic 35 enforcement actions during the week. 

PROPERTY CHECKS

  • 107 business checks were made.
  • 3 extra patrols were requested by out-of-town property owners this week.      

INCIDENTS OF INTEREST

  • Larceny (East Charles Jenkins Drive)

On June 20, 2022, officers responded after a homeowner reported several items had been taken from inside and outside of the residence.  Items taken included a garden house, boogie boards and “other” outside items. The homeowner did not wish to have an incident report filed for the missing items.

  • Vandalism (Duck Road)

On June 21, 2022, officers responded to Towne Bank when management reported that the teller box had been taped shut after business hours. No other damage was reported. Officers are working with management to access camera footage in order to develop a suspect.

  • Warrant Service (Gannet Lane)

On June 22, 2022, Duck Officers assisted the U.S. Marshalls Service arrest William Frederick Berger, 75 years of age, of Duck, North Carolina on an outstanding federal warrant.  A Deputy U.S. Marshall made forced entry into the residence when the suspect refused to open the door.  After entry the suspect was taken into custody without further incident and transported to a federal corrections facility.  Duck Officers served six local misdemeanor criminal summons on the suspect while he was still on scene. 

  • Dispute (Garnett Lane)

On June 22, 2022, officers responded to this location after the homeowner reported this his neighbor accused him of stealing a trash can from his property.  The homeowner wished to file a report due to ongoing problems with his neighbor.   

  • Trespassing (Olde Duck Road)

On June 23, 2022, officers responded to this location after a vacation rental agency reported a Tesla parked on the property, which should have been vacant.  Upon arrival, officers found that the vehicle’s owner was using a power outlet under the house to charge the vehicle. When asked, the vehicle owner removed the vehicle from the property. At the vacation rental agency’s request, no charges were filed. 

  • Animal Bite (Nor’Banks Drive)

On June 25, 2022, officers responded to a 6-year-old child was scratched or bitten by the family dog.  The caller did not see what happened but believed it was a result of the child being around the dog’s food. The dog’s owner was notified of the required SPCA protocol.

  • Narcotics Arrest (Duck Road)  

On June 26, 2022, officers charged Colin Joseph Miller, 18 years of age, of Wilmington, Delaware, with felony possession of tetrahydrocannabinols, a schedule five narcotic, and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.   The suspect was arrested after fleeing from officers who were responding to a trespassing call at the Nor’Banks community pool. 

TRAFFIC CRASHES

  • Duck Road/Duck Landing Lane

On June 22, 2022, officers responded to this location when two vehicles collided when stopping for a pedestrian crossing in the cross walk.  No injuries reported.

  • Parking Lot/Duck Road

On June 25, 2022, officers responded to this location when two vehicles  collided.  One vehicle was making a tight turn in the parking lot of the when it struck a parked vehicle. Minor damage to both vehicles.