Arrests and reported crimes on Hatteras Island, provided by the Dare County Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff’s Report
March 14, 2014

Frisco man charged with burglary, possession of stolen property

On Sept. 12, 2013, a breaking and entering with larceny was reported to the Dare County Sheriff’s Office.  This report came from a residence on Runboat Drive in Frisco.  Taken in this incident were several household items, including a flat screen TV.  Dare Sheriff’s CID began an investigation.  As a result of that investigation, the flat screen TV was recovered and a suspect was arrested March 5 and charged as a result of Dare County Grand Jury indictments.

Arrested and charged was Kieran Lee Bowman, 19, of Gondyke Way in Frisco. Charges were second-degree burglary, larceny after breaking and entering, and possession of stolen property. He was released on $30,000 bond.











Roanoke Island man charged in Avon attempt to pass stolen check

On Feb. 14, The Dare Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a person attempting to pass a stolen check at the Vantage Bank in Avon.  Deputies responded and determined that the check was stolen from a business in Nags Head.  Dare CID opened an investigation.  As a result of this investigation, and after conversations with officers from several Beach police departments where similar incidents had occurred, a suspect was developed and identified.

Charged in this case on March 6 was Issac Stewart Moore, 21, of Rogers Road on Roanoke Island. He was charged with forgery and uttering and uttering a forged instrument. He was committed to the Dare County Detention Center in lieu of $30,000 bond.









Sheriff’s Report
March 5, 2014

Hatteras man charged with DWI, fleeing scene

On March 1, while on routine patrol, Deputy James Ray of the Dare County Sheriff’s Office noticed a vehicle speeding near the Haulover day use area south of Avon. Ray turned around and stopped the vehicle and after conducting field sobriety testing, was in the process of arresting the suspect for DWI, when the suspect jumped back in his car and fled the scene.

Deputies gave chase and were able to apprehend the suspect on Younce Road in Avon, with the assistance of the Nags Head Police Department’s K-9 unit.

Charged in this incident is Bryant Michael Ballance of Kohler Road in Hatteras. He is charged with driving while impaired, speeding over 15 mph above limit (two counts), careless and reckless driving, and fleeing or attempt to elude arrest with a motor vehicle, a felony. He was released on $15,000 bond.






Avon man, two others arrested in Kitty Hawk narcotics investigation

On Feb. 14, members of the Dare County Narcotics Task Force and patrol deputies from the Dare County Sheriff’s Office conducted a narcotics investigation in Kitty Hawk. This investigation resulted in a traffic stop. This stop yielded a quantity of heroin and some drug paraphernalia. During the stop, several outstanding warrants were also served on an occupant of the vehicle.

Arrested were:

Zara Ann Mandzak, 18, of Seventh Avenue in Kill Devil Hills. She was charged with possession of heroin and released on $5,000 bond

Terry Steven Barksdale, 49, 41444 Jarvis Gray Lane in Avon. He was charged with conspiracy and released on $7,500 bond

There was an additional arrest on outstanding warrants. Steven Trent Barksdale, 23, of W. Bickett Street in Kill Devil Hills was arrested and charged with forgery of instrument, uttering forged endorsement, and possession of stolen property.  He was released on $5,000 bond.





SHERIFF’S BLOTTER
February 14-February 27
Dare County Unincorporated Areas

February 14
Breaking and Entering of Auto. 100 block Etheridge Road, Roanoke Island. Clothing stolen.

February 14
Forgery and Uttering. 41000 block Highway 12, Avon. Forged check.

February 14
Forgery and Uttering. 100 block Colony Court, Roanoke Island. Vehicle documents forged.

February 14
Obtaining Property by False Pretenses. 57000 block C. Deering Ridge Road, Hatteras. Fraudulent check.

February 15
Breaking and Entering and Larceny. 900 block Raleigh Avenue, Roanoke Island. Electronics stolen.

February 15
Breaking and Entering and Larceny. 26000 block Wimble Shores Drive, Salvo. TV stolen.

February 16
Breaking and Entering and Larceny. 26000 block N. Sand Dollar Court, Salvo. TV stolen.

February 17
Breaking and Entering and Larceny. 100 block Scuppernong Road, Roanoke Island. Jewelry stolen.

February 17
Breaking and Entering and Larceny. 900 block Washington Street, Roanoke Island. Jewelry and medication stolen.

February 18
Embezzlement. 4300 block Mill Landing Road, Wanchese. Money stolen.

February 20
Breaking and Entering and Larceny. 25000 block La Waves Drive, Waves. TVs stolen.

February 21
Breaking and Entering and Larceny. 100 block Sea Gull Court. Colington. Electronics stolen.

February 25
Obtaining Propertyby False Pretenses. 2100 block Colington Road, Colington. Stolen items sold.




Sheriff’s Report
Jan. 29, 2014

Salvo man indicted for sexual exploitation of a minor

In May of 2012, the Dare Sheriff’s Office began to investigate a reported case of child sexual exploitation on Hatteras Island. The investigation was continued through the remainder of 2012 in which items of evidence were seized and sent to the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation Laboratory for analysis.  In late 2013, the lab returned the items of evidence to Dare Sheriff’s investigators and the case was submitted to the Dare County Grand Jury for review. 

The Grand Jury returned 10 Bills of Indictment in the case.  The Bills were subsequently served Jan. 19 on the subject of the investigation. 

Scott Everett Meekins, 35, of Shell Road was charged with 10 counts of third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor. He was released on $25,000 bond.








SHERIFF’S BLOTTER
December 18 2014 -January 17 2014
Dare County Unincorporated Areas

December 18, 2013
Breaking and Entering of Auto. 40000 Block of Highway 12, Buxton. Money and personal items stolen.

December 18, 2013
Larceny. 100 Block of Highway 264, Stumpy Point. Boat stolen.

December 22, 2013
Breaking and Entering. 4000 Block of Mill Landing, Wanchese. Safe damaged.

December 23, 2013
Burglary. 14000 Block of Robertson Landing Road, East Lake. Money and personal items stolen.

December 25, 2013
Breaking and Entering of Auto. Larceny of Motor Vehicle. 20000 Block of Highway 12, Rodanthe. Personal Items stolen.

December 25, 2013
Breaking and Entering of Auto. 20000 Block of Highway 12, Rodanthe. Personal items and change stolen.

December 26, 2013
Burglary. 100 Block of Dogwood Circle, Roanoke Island. Home entered without permission.

December 26, 2013
Breaking and Entering. 40000 Block of Greenwood Place, Avon. Flat screen televisions stolen.

December 29, 2013
Breaking and Entering of Auto. 20000 Block of Highway 12, Rodanthe. Auto attempted stolen.

December 29, 2013
Breaking and Entering of Auto. 600 Old Wharf Road, Wanchese. Personal items stolen.

December 29, 2013
Breaking and Entering of Auto. 600 Block of Highway 64/264 Roanoke Island. Medication stolen.

January 3, 2014
Breaking and Entering. 48000 block of Quidley Lane, Buxton.  Vehicle parts stolen.

January 6, 2014
Breaking and Entering. 42000 block of Shallow Point Drive, Avon.  TVs stolen.

January 6, 2014
Larceny. 41000 block of Due East, Avon.  Trailer stolen.

January 7, 2014
Breaking and Entering. 40000 block of Antillas Road, Avon.  TVs stolen.

January 8, 2014
Breaking and Entering. 25000 block of La Waves Drive, Waves.  Bedding stolen.

January 9, 2014
Breaking and Entering. 26000 block of Colony Drive, Salvo.  TV stolen.

January 9, 2014
Breaking and Entering. 26000 block of Colony Drive, Salvo.  TV stolen.

January 9, 2014
Breaking and Entering. 24000 block of Seashore Drive, Rodanthe.  Nothing stolen.

January 9, 2014
Uttering Forged Instrument.  900 block 64 264 Hwy, Roanoke Island.  Counterfeit money.

January 10, 2014
Breaking and Entering. 27000 block of Sea Chest Court, Salvo.  TVs stolen.

January 14, 2014
Breaking and Entering. 50000 block of Eagle Pass Road, Hatteras. Door and furniture damaged.



SHERIFF’S REPORT

January 16, 2014

Three men arresting on Hatteras for narcotics violations


On Jan. 10, the Dare County Narcotics Task Force conducted an undercover operation on Hatteras Island.  The investigation was initiated following complaints from citizens regarding persons selling cocaine in the Frisco area.  As the investigation progressed, Dare Sheriff’s Deputies were able to pull over a vehicle leaving the area in question.  This stop resulted in several charges, which are outlined below. 

On Jan. 11, the investigation was continuing in the same area, and Task Force Officers executed a search warrant at 50029 Bayside Court.  As a result of this warrant service, a quantity of cocaine, prescription medication, and firearms were seized.  This seizure resulted in a second arrest.

A third man was subsequently arrested.

The three arrested are:

  • Matthew Ryan Taylor, 34, of Lanexa, Va. He was charged with possession with the intent to sell or deliver cocaine, conspiring to sell or deliver cocaine, and driving while impaired. He was released on $38,000 bond.
  • Chad Lee Rucker, 18, 50029 Bayside Court in Frisco. He was charged with possession with the intent to sell or deliver cocaine and conspiring to sell or deliver cocaine. He was released on $35,000 bond.
  • Roger Lee Rucker, 52, of  Bayside Court in Frisco. He was charged with felony possession of cocaine and maintaining a dwelling or place for keeping controlled substance. He is being held at the Dare County Detention Center in lieu of $100,000 bond.


Hatteras man charged with breaking and entering and probation violation

The Dare County Sheriff’s Office and N.C. Probation Officers conducted a joint investigation on Hatteras Island regarding a probationer allegedly involved in some criminal activity and in violation of his probation.  Dare investigators and probation officers were able to determine that the probationer was in violation of his probation and was subsequently caught attempting to sell some stolen items.  Further investigation revealed that the suspect also allegedly sold a stolen item to a pawn shop in Virginia.  The suspect was charged on Jan. 14, and some stolen property was recovered.

Charged was Billy Jack Quidley, 24, of Quidley Lane in Buxton. He was charged with felony probation violation, misdemeanor larceny, misdemeanor possession of stolen stolen property, felony breaking and entering, felony larceny, and felony possession of stolen property. He is being held at the Dare County Detention Center in lieu of $92,000 bond.









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