Weekly Blotter | Oct. 10-16, 2022

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
October 10, 2022 – October 16, 2022
Calls for Service: 246

TRAFFIC

  • Officers issued 16 traffic enforcement actions during the week. 

PROPERTY CHECKS

  • 165 business checks were made. No unsecure doors were found.
  • 2 extra patrols were requested by out-of-town property owners this week.      

INCIDENTS OF INTEREST

  • Suspicious Condition (Flight Drive)

On October 11, 2022, a caller reported seeing a boat operating in the ocean, close to shore and was concerned the boat would run aground.  Officers determined the boat was being used to survey for beach nourishment.

  • Larceny (Sprigtail Drive/Buffell Head Road)

On October 11, 2022, A beach cart was reported stolen.  The cart was left on a vacant lot and was gone when the victim returned from the beach.

  • Civil Dispute (Plover Drive)

On October 12, 2022, A property owner called and asked a Duck officer to serve an eviction notice at this location.  The property owner was advised that civil paperwork can only be served by a Sheriff’s Deputy, or by the property owner per the NC eviction statutes.   

  • Found Property (South Baum Trail)

On October 12, 2022, officers were contacted by a subject who found a buoy with a GPS tracking device attached to it.  Officers contacted the owner of the device and returned it without incident.

  • Abandoned Vehicle (West Charles Jenkins Lane)

On October 15, 2022, officers were advised of an abandoned vehicle in the parking lot of the pool area.  Officers investigated and determined that the owner of the vehicle was staying on the street.  His realty company granted him permission to park the vehicle where it was located. 

  • Suspicious Condition (Waxwing Court Beach)

On October 16, 2022, a person metal detecting along the beach found a bag containing small bones, a key, and a small doll.  Officers took possession of the bag and contacted the medical examiner.  It was determined bones were not human.  No criminal offense was committed. 

TRAFFIC CRASHES

  • Duck Road

On October 15, 2022, a vehicle owner reported finding damage to his parked truck.  Officers determined the damage was done by another vehicle, which left the scene. This incident remains under investigation.