TOWN OF DUCK POLICE DEPARTMENT
1259 DUCK ROAD ● DUCK, NORTH CAROLINA 27949
(252) 261-1112 ● FAX (252) 261-2108
Weekly Police Blotter
August 28th – September 4th, 2016
Total Calls for Service: 292
Officers issued 12 traffic enforcement actions.
115 Business checks were made.
17 Extra Patrol Checks were made at the request of the property owner.
INCIDENTS OF INTEREST
- Vehicle Pursuit / Motor Vehicle Collison / Foot Pursuit
On August 29th at approx. 3:00 am a Kitty Officer police officer attempted to stop a 2004 Toyota Camry for speeding. It was also learned that the vehicle had been reported stolen. The vehicle refused to stop and officers engaged the vehicle in a chase that led from Kitty Hawk to the Currituck mainland and back to Duck, where the driver of the suspect vehicle ultimately lost control of his vehicle and collided with the street sign at the corner of Duck Road and Canvasback Drive. The suspect fled on foot and despite the collective efforts of numerous law enforcement officers from throughout Dare County, as well as, several police K9s, the suspect was not apprehended. The Dare County Sheriff’s Office assumed responsibility for the ongoing investigation.
- Attempted Larceny / Vehicle & Foot Pursuit / Arrest
On September 1st at approx. 6:00 pm the owner of North Duck Watersports reported that a male attempted to steal a jet ski. The owner and his staff were able to regain control of the jet ski before the suspect could leave the dock. The suspect fled the scene on a moped, which is believed to be stolen. A Duck officer located the suspect driving the moped on Duck Road near The Waterfront Shops. The officer attempted to stop the moped, but the suspect fled behind Wee Winks Market and crashed the moped in the storm basin beside the ABC store. The suspect then fled the scene on foot. Officers from Duck, Southern Shores and the Dare County Sheriff’s Office pursued the suspect through adjacent neighborhoods before locating the suspect in Schooner Ridge. The suspect was taken into custody by the Duck Police Department after a brief foot chase. After obtaining the suspects name and date of birth, it was learned that the Dare County Sheriff’s Office had identified the suspect as the driver of the stolen vehicle that crashed on Duck on August 29th. The suspect was turned over to the Dare County Sheriff’s Office, as they had active warrants for his arrest. The suspect, Matthew Dingley, will be charged by Duck officers with attempted larceny, possession of a stolen vehicle, speeding to elude arrest, careless and reckless driving, hit and run, resist, delay and obstruct a police officer, no operator’s license, and failure to wear a helmet. The suspect is currently being held in the Dare County Detention Center on a $30,000 secured bond.
- Hit and Run / Suspect Search (Duck Road / Acorn Oak Avenue)
On September 2nd at approx. 6:50 pm the driver of a 2004 Ford Ranger lost control of his vehicle, hydroplaned and overturned into the bushes on the shoulder of the road. When the first Duck officer arrived on scene he found the vehicle vacant, but observed a large amount of blood inside the cab of the vehicle. Believing that the suspect had fled the scene a search of the area was conducted. The suspects cell phone was tracked and found to be outside of Duck. The suspect was located at Albemarle Hospital in Elizabeth City, but fled before officers could arrive. Elizabeth City Police later located the suspect, who voluntarily admitted to fleeing the scene. A number of charges are pending against the suspect.
- Larceny (1245 Duck Road)
Victim reported an expensive piece of jewelry stolen from her condo while she was at the beach.
- Arrest / Felony Drug Possession (108 S. Snow Geese Drive)
A Duck officer responded to a noise disturbance and fireworks call at this residence. Upon speaking with the occupants of the house the officer observed a large amount of illegal drugs and paraphernalia in plain view. The suspect was arrested and charged with felony possession of marijuana, possession of inhalant paraphernalia and possession of drug paraphernalia. An additional charge of felony possession of LSD is expected. After running the suspects name it was learned he was also wanted for absconding from probation in Forsyth County. The suspect was held on a $10,000 secured bond.