Weekly Blotter Sept 27 – Oct 3

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

September 27th, 2021 – October 3rd, 2021

Calls for Service: 218

TRAFFIC

  • Officers issued traffic 20 enforcement actions during the week. 

PROPERTY CHECKS

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

INCIDENTS OF INTEREST

  • Larceny (Duck Road)

A business reported a larceny of approximately 31 wallets with a value of $1,105.00. The report was filed four days after the larceny.  Video of the incident showed a white female putting the wallets in her purse. The suspect was further described as having brown hair and being 5’7 to 5’10 wearing a long dress with stripes and a black face covering. The investigation is ongoing.

  • Suspicious Condition (Schooner Ridge Drive)

The tenants arrived at the home and heard what they believed to be someone walking around the top floor of the residence. Officers arrived and cleared the residence finding no one inside and nothing out of place.

  • Child Lost (Duck Landing Lane)

Officers were called to assist with locating a missing 5-year-old child. Officers found the child sleeping under a bed in the home.

  • Injury to Property (Buffell Head Road)

Officers were called to take a report of criminal damage to property.  Upon arrival, the victim explained that chemicals being used to clean a nearby house had damaged the surface of his vehicle, which was parked in the driveway.  The incident did not meet the elements of a criminal offense.  The victim was provided information to pursue the matter in civil court.   

  • Missing Person (Buffell Head Road)

Family members reported a missing 70-year-old male with dementia.  Officers quickly located the male walking on a nearby street.  The male was driven home by an officer.

  • Town Code Violation (Sea Colony Drive)

Officers responded to a report of a bon fire and a tent on the beach.  The suspects were advised of the related town ordinances. The fire was put out prior to officers leaving the beach.

  • Hands Across the Border (Checking Station)

A Duck officer participated in a multi-agency checkpoint at the North Carolina/Virginia State Line hosted by the Camden County Sheriff’s Office. Multiple motor vehicle and narcotics violations were addressed.

  • Arrest (Duck Road)

Jeffrey Scott Clark, 55, of Gastonia, North Carolina, was arrested for driving while license revoked after finding the vehicle he was operating to not have liability insurance.

TRAFFIC CRASHES

  • Duck Road/Dune Road

Four vehicles were north bound on Duck Road when the first three vehicles slowed for congestion.  The last vehicle in the line failed to see the vehicles in front of it slowing and struck the vehicle in front of him.  The four vehicles collided in a chain.  One driver was charged.  No apparent injuries.