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


Sheriff's Report
September 13, 2016

Avon man arrested on drug charges

On Sept. 9, the Dare County Narcotics Task Force, with the assistance of the Hatteras Sheriff's deputies (C-District), stopped a vehicle on Hatteras Island just north of Avon.  The Task Force had been receiving information about the person in the vehicle making trips to Virginia to pick up cocaine and bringing back to Hattteras Island.  During the stop, an amount of crack cocaine was recovered. 

Arrested was Jason Patrick Williams, 36, of McMullen Road in Avon. Williams was charged with felony possession of cocaine and released on a $4,000 secured bond.

The Dare County Narcotics Task Force is made up of the Dare County Sheriff’s Office, Nags Head Police Department, Kill Devil Hills Police Department, Kitty Hawk Police Department, North Carolina State Bureau of Investigations, and North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement.









SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

Aug 1, 2016 – Aug 31, 2016
Dare County Unincorporated Areas


August 2, 2016
Obtaining Property by False Pretenses. 40000 block of McMullen Road, Avon. IRS scam.
August 2, 2016
Breaking and Entering Motor Vehicle. 53000 block of Robin Lane, Frisco. Medication stolen from unlocked vehicle.

August 3, 2016
Breaking and Entering and Larceny. 40000 block of McMullen Road, Avon. Alcohol stolen.

August 5, 2016
Breaking and Entering and Larceny. 23000 block of Highway 12, Rodanthe. Vaporizer items stolen.

August 5, 2016
Larceny. 46000 block of Cape Hatteras Lane, Buxton. Fishing equipment stolen.

August 5, 2016
Burglary. 42000 block of Greenwood Place, Avon. Money stolen.

August 8, 2016
Breaking and Entering Motor Vehicle. 400 block of Skyco Road, Roanoke Island. Medication stolen from unlocked vehicle.

August 10, 2016
Breaking and Entering Motor Vehicle. 41000 block of Ocean View Drive, Avon. Cooler stolen from bed of truck.

August 10, 2016
Obtaining Property by False Pretenses. 100 block of Lenwood Court, Colington. Rental scam.

August 12, 2016
Breaking and Entering and Larceny. 900 block of Harbor Road, Wanchese. Fishing equipment stolen from boat.

August 13, 2016
Larceny of Firearm. 200 block of Eagle Drive, Colington. Firearm stolen from home.

August 13, 2016
Breaking and Entering Motor Vehicle. 57000 block of Summerplace Drive, Hatteras. Purse stolen from unlocked vehicle.

August 15, 2016
Breaking and Entering and Arson. 25000 block of Highway 12, Waves. Building broken into and items set fire.

August 15, 2016
Breaking and Entering Motor Vehicles. 23000 block of Highway 12, Rodanthe. Firearm and money stolen from unlocked vehicles.

August 16, 2016
Breaking and Entering of Motor Vehicles. 41000 block of Ocean View Drive, Avon. Medication, money, and cell phone stolen from unlocked vehicles.

August 16, 2016
Breaking and Entering of Motor Vehicle. 40000 block of Croaker Court, Avon. Nothing stolen.

August 16, 2016
Breaking and Entering of Motor Vehicle. 40000 block of Sunfish Court East, Avon. Money stolen from unlocked vehicle.

August 16, 2016
Breaking and Entering of Motor Vehicle. 23000 block of Surf Side Drive, Rodanthe. Money stolen from unlocked vehicle.

August 16, 2016
Breaking and Entering of Motor Vehicle. 40000 block of Younce Road, Avon. Nothing stolen.

August 17, 2016
Breaking and Entering and Larceny. 100 block of Soundshore Road, Colington. Household items stolen.

August 18, 2016
Breaking and Entering of Motor Vehicle. 23000 block of East Point Drive, Rodanthe. Money stolen from unlocked vehicle.

August 18, 2016
Breaking and Entering and Larceny. 47000 block of Highway 12, Buxton. Household items stolen.

August 20, 2016
Obtain Property by False Pretenses. 47000 block of Buxton Back Road, Buxton. Phone scam.

August 23, 2016
Breaking and Entering Motor Vehicle. 100 block of Old Schoolhouse Road, Wanchese. Money stolen from unlocked vehicle.

August 26, 2016
Breaking and Entering of Boat. 58000 block of Highway 12, Hatteras. Beer stolen

August 27, 2016
Obtaining Property by False Pretenses. 100 block of Pine Cone Trail, Colington. Phone scam.

August 27, 2016
Obtaining Property by False Pretenses. 100 block of Princess Court, Colington. Unauthorized debit card transactions.

August 28, 2016
Breaking and Entering Motor Vehicles. 1000 block of Driftwood Drive, Roanoke Island. Wallet, jewelry, tools, camera clothing GPS stolen from unlocked vehicles.

August 28, 2016
Breaking and Entering Motor Vehicles. 1000 block of George Daniels Road, Roanoke Island. Electronics, personal items, money, clothing stolen from unlocked vehicles.

August 28, 2016
Breaking and Entering Motor Vehicle. 1000 block of Burnside Drive, Roanoke Island. Clothing stolen from unlocked vehicle.

August 28, 2016
Larceny. 900 block of Woodley Ave, Roanoke Island. Prescription medication stolen.



Sheriff's Report
August 5, 2016

Hatteras Island man arrested for credit card fraud


On July 28, 2016, Dare County Sheriff’s Office Hatteras deputies (C-District) received a report of credit card fraud occurring on Hatteras Island.  The person who reported the fraud had been on vacation in Salvo but was no longer in the area and noticed a credit card being used eight times at four different locations.  

The case was passed on to Hatteras Island investigators, and they were able to obtain video and photographs of the person using the card at the locations.  Those photographs were passed along to law enforcement in hopes of identifying the suspect.  The suspect was identified by another C-District deputy who knew the individual. 

On Aug. 4, investigators arrested Steven Russell Simmons, 45, of Rodanthe and charged him with felony financial card theft, felony financial card fraud, and felony identity theft. He was released on a $2,500 secured bond.









SHERIFF’S BLOTTER
July 1, 2016 – July 31, 2016
Dare County Unincorporated Areas


July 3, 2016
Breaking and Entering Motor Vehicles.  54000 block of Tides Edge Court, Frisco.  Wallet and medication stolen from unlocked vehicles.

July 3, 2016
Breaking and Entering Motor Vehicle.  54000 block of Shore Surf Lane, Frisco.  Wallet stolen from unlocked vehicle.

July 7, 2016
Larceny.  25000 block of Sea Vista Drive, Waves.  Golf cart stolen.

July 8, 2016
Breaking and Entering Motor Vehicle.  52000 block of Sportsman Drive, Frisco.  Nothing stolen.

July 10, 2016
Larceny.  40000 block of Ocean Isle Loop, Avon.  Fishing rods stolen.

July 11, 2016
Breaking and Entering Motor Vehicle.  26000 block of Colony Drive, Salvo.  Nothing stolen.

July 11, 2016
Breaking and Entering Motor Vehicles.  25000 block of Sea Vista Drive, Waves.  Money stolen from unlocked vehicles.

July 12, 2016
Larceny.  100 block of Dare Avenue, Roanoke Island.  Fishing rods stolen.

July 12, 2016
Breaking and Entering Motor Vehicle.  25000 block of Sea Vista Drive, Waves.  Firearm stolen from unlocked vehicle.

July 13, 2016
Breaking and Entering Motor Vehicles.  25000 block of Sea Vista Drive, Waves.  Money, medication, and electronics stolen from unlocked vehicles.

July 13, 2016
Breaking and Entering Motor Vehicle.  53000 block of Runboat Circle, Frisco.  Firearm and medication stolen from unlocked vehicle.

July 13, 2016
Breaking and Entering Motor Vehicle.  25000 block of Bold Dune Drive, Waves.  Personal items stolen from unlocked vehicle.

July 16, 2016
Breaking and Entering Motor Vehicle.  57000 block of Flambeau Road, Hatteras.  Personal items stolen from unlocked vehicle.

July 17, 2016
Breaking and Entering Motor Vehicle.  57000 block of  Highway 12, Hatteras.  Money stolen from unlocked vehicle.

July 19, 2016
Breaking and Entering and Larceny.  40000 block of McMullen Road, Avon.  Medication stolen.

July 19, 2016
Breaking and Entering Motor Vehicle.  200 block of Mother Vineyard Road, Roanoke Island.  Personal items stolen.

July 19, 2016
Breaking and Entering Motor Vehicle. 4000 block of Mill Landing Road, Wanchese.  Nothing stolen.

July 20, 2016
Obtaining Property by False Pretenses.  100 block of Burnside Road, Roanoke Island.  Identity theft.

July 20, 2016
Obtain Property by False Pretenses.  100 block of Dogwood Trail, Roanoke Island.  Money given to false company.

July 20, 2016
Breaking and Entering and Larceny.  46000 block of Diamond Shoals Drive, Buxton.  Jewelry stolen.

July 20, 2016
Breaking and Entering Motor Vehicle.  41000 block of Ocean View Drive, Avon.  Firearm stolen from unlocked vehicle.

July 20, 2016
Breaking and Entering Motor Vehicle.  58000 block of Marina Way, Hatteras.  Money and medication stolen from unlocked vehicle.

July 20, 2016
Breaking and Entering Motor Vehicle.  41000 block of Ocean Drive, Buxton.  Laptop stolen from unlocked vehicle.

July 20, 2016
Breaking and Entering and Larceny.  40000 block of Sunfish Court E, Avon.  Medication stolen.

July 21, 2016
Obtain Property by False Pretenses.  6000 block of Old Manns Harbor Road, Manns Harbor.  Money given to false company.

July 22, 2016
Identity Theft.  19000 block Laural Bay Court, East Lake.  Fraudulent accounts opened.

July 25, 2016
Breaking and Entering Motor Vehicle.  53000 block of Runboat Circle, Frisco.  Miscellaneous items stolen from unlocked vehicle.

July 25, 2016
Breaking and Entering Motor Vehicle.  54000 block of Shoresurf Lane, Frisco.  Nothing stolen.

July 25, 2016
Breaking and Entering Motor Vehicle.  200 block of Williams, Colington.  Vehicle tampered with.

July 26, 2016
Obtaining Property by False Pretenses.  100 block of St. Clair Road, Colington.  Phone scam.

July 27, 2016
Breaking and Entering Motor Vehicle.  4000 block of Mill Landing Road, Wanchese.  Firearm stolen.

July 28, 2016
Larceny.  52000 block of Lovey Lane, Frisco.  Firearm stolen.

July 30, 2016
Breaking and Entering Motor Vehicles.  57000 block of Summerplace Drive, Hatteras.  Firearm and personal items stolen from unlocked vehicles.

July 31, 2016
Breaking and Entering and Larceny.  23000 block of E. Beacon Road, Rodanthe.  TVs and AC unit stolen.



July 21, 2016


Two from Buxton face drug charges in South Carolina

Joseph Kenneth Thomas, 46, and Michelle Asbill Silver, 42, both of Buxton,  were arrested after Kershaw County deputies stopped the couple on Interstate 20  in South Carolina for a traffic violation and smelled marijuana in the vehicle.

According to a report from WIS-TV, after searching their Cadillac Escalade, deputies found an ounce of methamphetamine, cocaine, a quarter pound of marijuana and 120 oxycodone tablets in the vehicle.

Thomas and Silver are each charged with trafficking methamphetamine and with possession with intent to distribute cocaine. Thomas is also charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana and a Schedule II controlled substance. They were taken to Kershaw County Detention Center and have since been released on bond.

Both had previously been arrested in North Carolina on drug-related charges and were, in fact, out on bond when they were arrested by Kershaw County deputies.

The Dare County Sheriff's Office noted the arrest on its Facebook page noting that the drugs "would have directly affected Dare County if they would have made it to our area."



SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

June 1, 2016 – June 30, 2016
Dare County Unincorporated Areas


June 2, 2016

Assault by Strangulation.  300 block of Sandpiper Drive, Colington.  Domestic assault.


June 3, 2016
Breaking and Entering.  100 block of C B Daniels Sr. Drive, Wanchese.  Nothing stolen.

June 7, 2016
Larceny of Motor Vehicle.  49000 block of Tornado Way, Buxton.  Unsecured vehicle stolen.

June 9, 2016
Breaking and Entering of Motor Vehicle.  40000 block of Tuna Terrace Lane, Avon.  Keys stolen from unlocked vehicle.

June 9, 2016
Breaking and Entering and Larceny.  800 block Colington Road, Colington.  Household items stolen.

June 10, 2016
Larceny.  2000 block Highway 345, Wanchese.  Electronics stolen from boat.

June 13, 2016
Obtaining Property by False Pretenses.  1000 block of Burnside Road, Roanoke Island.  Bank account hacked. 

June 14, 2016
Larceny.  25000 block of Island Pines Drive, Waves.  Personal items stolen from rental house.

June 18, 2016
Larceny.  2000 block Highway 345, Wanchese.  Electronics stolen from boat.

June 24, 2016
Breaking and Entering.  7000 block of Shipyard Road, Manns Harbor.  Nothing stolen.

June 24, 2016
Burglary.  57000 block Highway 12, Hatteras.  Money stolen.

June 29, 2016
Breaking and Entering of Motor Vehicle.  39000 block of Sailfish Lane, Avon.  Personal items stolen from unlocked vehicle.




June 29, 2016

Sheriff's Report: Drug complaints lead to arrests in Frisco

On June 28,  the Dare County Narcotics Task Force was in Frisco, working on drug-related complaints.  One of the complaints took the Task Force to a campground in Frisco where they made contact with two individuals.  The Task Force applied for and received a search warrant for a camper.  During the search of the camper, approximately one pound of marijuana and 5 grams of “molly” were located.  The Dare County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division “C- District” assisted in the case. 

Arrested in the case were Andrew John Knutson, 36, and Kaelani Rae Jordan, 24, both of Highway 12 in Frisco. Both were charged with felony possession with the intent to sell/deliver marijuana and felony possession of MDA/MDMA.  They were released on $3,000 secured bonds.

The Dare County Narcotics Task Force is made up of the Dare County Sheriff’s Office, Nags Head Police Department, Kill Devil Hills Police Department, Kitty Hawk Police Department, North Carolina State Bureau of Investigations, and North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement.








SHERIFF’S BLOTTER
May 1, 2016 – May 31, 2016
Dare County Unincorporated Areas


May 3, 2016
Breaking and Entering of Auto.  900 block of Wingina Road, Roanoke Island.  Money stolen from unlocked vehicle.

May 4, 2016
Breaking and Entering and Larceny.  52000 block of Piney Ridge Road, Frisco.  Firearm stolen.

May 10, 2016
Breaking and Entering of Auto.  51000 block of Lullaby Lane, Frisco.  Camera stolen.

May 11, 2016
Obtaining Property by False Pretenses.  100 block of Brakewood Road, Roanoke Island.  Online scam.

May 11, 2016
Obtaining Property by False Pretenses.  200 block of Tower Lane, Colington.  Bank account hacked.

May 17, 2016
Identity Theft.  100 block Scarborough Street, Roanoke Island.  Unauthorized use of credit card.

May 18, 2016
Breaking and Entering and Larceny.  53000 block of Basnett Landing Road, Frisco.  Tools stolen.

May 20, 2016
Burglary.  46000 block of Highway 12, Buxton.  Magazine stolen.

May 24, 2016
Breaking and Entering and Larceny.  48000 block of Buxton Back Road, Buxton.  Medication stolen.

May 28, 2016
Breaking and Entering and Larceny.  42000 block of Park Drive, Avon.  Personal property stolen.Sheriff's Report




May 23, 2016

Meth lab found in Hatteras Island campground

On May 17,  the Dare County Narcotics Task Force conducted an investigation into a possible methamphetamine lab at a Hatteras Island campground. Assisting in the investigation were the Dare County Sheriff's Office Hatteras Patrol / Investigative Divisions and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation Clandestine Laboratory Response Unit.

The investigation led to the discovery of a recent one-pot methamphetamine production lab, along with the precursor chemicals to produce more methamphetamine in the future. 

Arrested in the case were Joshua Eugene Moreland, 33, of Summerville, S.C., and
Messina Denise Moreland, 35, of Fredericktown, Ohio. Both were charged with four counts of felony possession and distribution of methamphetamine precursors and felony manufacturing methamphetamine.

Joshua Moreland is being held in lieu of a $30,000 secured bond, and Messina Moreland is being held in lieu of a $12,000 secured bond.

The Dare County Narcotics Task Force is made up of the Dare County Sheriff’s Office, Nags Head Police Department, Kill Devil Hills Police Department, Kitty Hawk Police Department, North Carolina State Bureau of Investigations, and North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement.





Sheriff's Report
May 9, 2016

Frisco breaking and entering suspect arrested

On April 16, the Dare County Sheriff’s Office Hatteras “C” District received a call about a breaking, entering and larceny from a residence in the Frisco area of Hatteras Island.  The deputy took the report, and it was turned over to the Criminal Investigative Division.  During the course of the investigation, a suspect was developed and items from the breaking, entering and larceny were recovered. 

Warrants were taken out on the suspect  and he was arrested near Whalebone Junction in Nags Head on May 3 by Dare County Sheriff’s Office Manteo “B” District with the assistance from North Carolina Highway Patrol. 

Arrrested in the case is Billy Jack Quidley, 26, of Quidley Lane in Buxton.  He was charged with felony breaking and entering, felony larceny after breaking and entering, and felony obtaining property by false pretenses.  He was released on a $10,000 secured bond.






SHERIFF’S BLOTTER
March 1, 2016 – March 31, 2016
Dare County Unincorporated Areas


March 2, 2016
Larceny of Auto.  200 block of Old Schoolhouse Road, Wanchese.  Vehicle stolen and crashed.

March 3, 2016
Breaking and Entering and Larceny.  47000 block of Buxton Back Road, Buxton.  Medication stolen.

March 3, 2016
Obtaining Property by False Pretenses.  100 Pirates Moor Drive, Colington.  Unauthorized purchases on credit card.

March 4, 2016
Breaking and Entering and Larceny.  47000 block of Highway 12, Buxton.  Building broken into, items stolen.

March 6, 2016
Breaking and Entering.  100 block of Buzzy Lane, Roanoke Island.  Nothing stolen.

March 7, 2016
Breaking and Entering and Larceny.  40000 block of Dune Way, Avon.  Television stolen.

March 9, 2016
Breaking and Entering and Larceny.  40000 block of Dune Way, Avon.  Television stolen.

March 12, 2016
Breaking and Entering of Motor Vehicle.  100 block of Mother Vineyard.  Unlocked vehicle entered, nothing stolen.

March 17, 2016
Breaking and Entering of Motor Vehicles.  100 – 200 block of Scuppernong Road, Roanoke Island. Unlocked vehicles entered and items stolen.

March 17, 2016
Breaking and Entering of Motor Vehicles.  100 block of Dogwood Circle, Roanoke Island.  Unlocked vehicles entered and items stolen.

March 17, 2015
Bomb Threat.  900 block of Marshall C. Collins Drive, Roanoke Island.  Bomb threat called in to government building.

March 19, 2015
Breaking and Entering and Larceny.  26000 block of Galleon Drive, Salvo.  Household items stolen.

March 20, 2015
Breaking and Entering and Larceny.  22000 block of Sixteenth of August Street, Rodanthe.  TVs stolen.

March 20, 2015
Breaking and Entering and Larceny.  1000 block of Driftwood Drive.  Items stolen from storage unit.

March 26, 2016
Breaking and Entering of Motor Vehicle.  100 block of Etheridge Road, Roanoke Island.  Unlocked vehicle entered and items stolen.

March 26, 2016
Breaking and Entering of Motor Vehicles.  900 block of First Street, Roanoke Island.  Unlocked vehicles entered and items stolen.

March 28, 2016
Breaking and Entering and Larceny.  46000 block of Highway 12, Buxton.  Building entered and money stolen.

March 30, 2016
Breaking and Entering and Larceny.  1000 block of Colington, Colington.  Medication stolen.

March 30, 2016
Exploit of Disabled Elder.  100 block of Holly Ridge Road, Roanoke Island.  Fraud.

March 31, 2016
Larceny.  200 block of Mother Vineyard Road, Roanoke Island.  Mail stolen.




Sheriff's Report
April 1, 2016

Hatteras vehicle stop leads to marijuana arrests


On March 24, Hatteras Island Sheriff's Office deputies conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for an expired registration.  During that traffic stop, a Nags Head Officer and his K-9 arrived to assist.  The K-9 alerted to the presence of a controlled substance and a search of the vehicle was conducted.  During the search an amount of marijuana, oxycodone, digital scales, and U.S. currency were located. 

Arrested in the case were Antonio Devon Moore, 27, of Kill Devil Hills and Charlton Lynn Morris Jr., 28, of Southern Shores. Both men were charged with felony possession with the intent to sell or deliver marijuana, felony possession of marijuana, misdemeanor possession of a schedule II controlled substance (oxycodone), and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Morris was also charged for expired registration.

Both Moore and Morris were  released on a $6,000 secured bond.









Sheriff's Report
March 17, 2016

Suspect in bomb threat at Justice Center is located in Waves

On Thursday, March 17, at approximately 9:15 a.m., Dare County Sheriff’s Office received information from North Carolina Probation/Parole about a bomb threat that was called into their office located at the Dare County Justice Center in Manteo.  The Justice Center also houses numerous county and state offices, including the Sheriff’s Office, Clerk of Courts and District and Superior Courts.  

The Justice Center was immediately searched using a Dare County Sheriff’s Office bomb sniffing K-9, Nags Head Police Department, Kill Devil Hills Police Department, Kitty Hawk Police Department and the North Carolina Highway Patrol. 

The Nags Head Police Department, Kill Devil Hills Police Department and Currituck County Sheriff’s Office assisted the Dare County Sheriff’s Office in locating the alleged suspect who was found in Waves at approximately 11:15 a.m.  The alleged suspect and another person were brought to the Dare County Justice Center for questioning. 

Nothing of interest was located in the Justice Center and it was determined through the investigation that the threat was never acted upon. 

Arrested in the incident was Stephen Matthew Heinz, 57, of Lee Court in Colington. He was charged with making a false bomb report to a public building, a felony, and is being held in lieu of a $50,000 secured bond.

Other charges may be sought at a later date.





Sheriff's Report
March 11, 2016

Search warrant in Buxton leads to drug and weapons charges

On March 10, the Dare County Narcotics Task Force executed search warrants at 47732 and 47796 Highway 12 in Buxton.  The search warrants were obtained for illegal controlled substances being sold from the residence and a nearby workshop. 

One alleged suspect left the residence prior to the search warrant execution and was approached at the Buxton Post Office, where he was arrested on a warrant for possession with the intent to sell or deliver cocaine.  During a search of that suspect and vehicle, an amount of cocaine and oxycodone were seized. 

The suspect was taken back to his residence where the search warrants had been executed.  A Dare County Sheriff’s Office and State Bureau of Investigations K-9 were used to assist in the search.  During the search of the residence, a trafficking amount of oxycodone, an amount of cocaine, and marijuana were seized.  Also seized from the residence were numerous firearms and U.S. currency.   Other arrests and charges are expected.  See below for arrest information:

Arrested were Joseph Kenneth Thomas, 46, and Michelle Asbill Silver, 42, both of Highway 12 in Buxton.

Thomas was charged with two counts of felony possession with the intent to sell or deliver cocaine, felony trafficking in opium or heroin (oxycodone), felony maintaining a place for controlled substances, and felony aiding and abetting the possession of firearm by a felon.

He is being held in lieu of $103,000 secured bond.

Silver was charged with felony possession of a firearm by a felon and felony possession with the intent to sell or deliver cocaine. She is being held in lieu of $28,000 secured bond.

Other arrests and charges are expected. 

The Dare County Narcotics Task Force is made up of the Dare County Sheriff’s Office, Nags Head Police Department, Kill Devil Hills Police Department, Kitty Hawk Police Department, North Carolina State Bureau of Investigations, and North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement.




SHERIFF’S BLOTTER
February 1, 2016 – February 29, 2016
Dare County Unincorporated Areas


February 2, 2016
Breaking and Entering and Larceny.  40000 block of McMullen Road, Avon.  Wallet stolen.

February 5, 2016
Breaking and Entering and Larceny.  3000 block of Mill Landing Road, Wanchese.  Cell phone stolen.

February 6, 2016
Larceny.  42000 block of Park Drive, Avon.  Two kite boards stolen.

February 8, 2016
Larceny of Auto.  48000 block of Quidley Lane, Buxton.  Truck stolen.

February 8, 2016
Larceny of Firearm.  40 block of Hickman Lane, Wanchese.  Gun stolen.

February 8, 2016
Breaking and Entering of Autos.  40000 block of Leslie Lane, Avon.  Change stolen from unlocked vehicles.

February 13, 2016
Larceny.  70 block of Hickman Lane, Wanchese.  Medication stolen.

February 18, 2016
Breaking and Entering and Larceny.  100 block of Cannon Trail, Roanoke Island.  Credit card stolen.

February 26, 2016
Breaking and Entering and Larceny.  900 block of Burnside Road, Roanoke Island.  Utility trailer broken into and tools stolen.

February 26, 2016
Identity Theft.  100 block of First Colony Court, Roanoke Island.  Name used on fraudulent account.

February 29, 2016
Uttering Forged Instrument.  48000 block Highway 12, Buxton.  Counterfeit currency used.




Sheriff's Report
February 9, 2016

Nags Head vet, wife charged with drug trafficking

On Feb. 4, Dare County Narcotics Task Force and the Nags Head Police Department conducted two search warrants.  One was at the Animal Hospital of Nags Head, located at 101 East Dowitcher Street, and the other at a residence on Sunrise Lane in Colington. 

These search warrants were related to an investigation being conducted by Nags Head’s Police Department, North Carolina’s Veterinary Board, and Dare County’s Narcotics Task Force.    The allegations that led to the search warrants were dealing with inappropriate prescribing, obtaining, and misuse of prescription medications. 

The owners of the Animal Hospital of Nags Head, Barrett and Patrice Welch, were not present during the search warrant at the Veterinary Office, but the office staff cooperated in the investigation.  Patrice Welch was present at the search warrant conducted at their residence on Sunrise Lane and was also cooperative with law enforcement. 

Both Barrett and Patrice Welch turned themselves into the Dare County Detention Center on Feb. 8, after the issuance of the warrants.  According to the Dare County Sheriff's Office, the investigation is ongoing and could lead to other charges and/or arrests. 

Barrett Oakes Welch, 64, of Sunrise Lane in Colington  was charged with felony trafficking in opium or heroin and felony obtaining a controlled substance by fraud or forgery. He was released on a $15,000 secured and $10,000 unsecured bond.

Patrice Taylor Welch, 54, also of Sunrise Lane, was charged with felony trafficking in opium or heroin. She was released on a $10,000 secured bond.

The Dare County Narcotics Task Force is made up of the Dare County Sheriff’s Office, Nags Head Police Department, Kill Devil Hills Police Department, Kitty Hawk Police Department, North Carolina State Bureau of Investigations and North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement.





SHERIFF’S BLOTTER
January 1, 2016 – January 31, 2016
Dare County Unincorporated Areas


January 7, 2016
Larceny by Employee.  40000 block of Highway 12, Avon.  Employee stole items from store.

January 12, 2016
Fraud.  100 block of Sir Chandler Road, Colington.  Check cashed, service not rendered.

January 12, 2016
Obtaining Property by False Pretenses.  50000 block of Highway 12, Buxton.  E-Bay scam

January 13, 2016
Breaking and Entering and Larceny.  400 block of Colington Drive, Colington.  Drone stolen.

January 14, 2016
Breaking and Entering.  40000 block of Highway 12, Buxton.  Nothing stolen.

January 15, 2016
Forgery and Uttering.  200 block of Bayview Drive, Stumpy Point.  Fraudulent check.

January 16, 2016
Counterfeit Check, Identity Theft.  700 block Harborview Drive, Colington.  Fraudulent check.

January 16, 2016
Larceny of Dog.  1300 block of Burnside Road, Roanoke Island.  Dog stolen from yard.

January 17, 2016
Breaking and Entering and Larceny.  49000 block Highway 12, Buxton.  Money and clothing stolen.

January 19, 2016
Breaking and Entering and Larceny.  20000 block Colony Drive, Salvo.  Televisions stolen from multiple houses.

January 23, 2016
Larceny of a Firearm.  47000 block Highway 12, Buxton.  Handgun stolen from business.

January 25, 2016
Breaking and Entering and Larceny.  20000 block Sea Vista Drive, Waves.  Televisions stolen from multiple houses.

January 26, 2016
Breaking and Entering and Larceny.  20000 block Colony Drive, Salvo.  Two rental houses with televisions stolen.

January 27, 2016
Identity Theft.  50000 block of Spencer Lane, Frisco.  Personal information used fraudulently.

January 27, 2016
Breaking and Entering of Auto.  1000 block of Wescott Park Road, Roanoke Island.  Money stolen from vehicle.

January 28, 2016
Obtaining Property by False Pretenses.  700 block of 64- 264 Highway South, Roanoke Island.  Refusing to return loaner vehicle.

January 29, 2016
Forgery of Instrument.  300 block of Soundview Drive, Colington.  Check forged.

January 29, 2016
Breaking and Entering and Larceny.  24000 block of Seabreeze Court, Rodanthe.  Televisions stolen from multiple houses.

January 29, 2016
Breaking and Entering and Larceny.  24000 block of Sea Shore Drive, Rodanthe.  Television stolen.

January 29, 2016
Breaking and Entering and Larceny.  24000 block of Ocean Drive, Rodanthe.  Television stolen.

January 30, 2016
Breaking and Entering and Larceny.  24000 block of Caribbean Way, Rodanthe.  Television stolen.

January 30, 2016
Breaking and Entering and Larceny.  200 block of Bayview Drive, Stumpy Point.  Television stolen.

January 31, 2016
Breaking and Entering and Larceny.  24000 block of Caribbean Way, Rodanthe.  Televisions stolen from multiple houses.

January 31, 2016
Larceny of Motor Vehicle.  23000 block of Surfside Drive, Rodanthe.  Truck stolen.

January 31, 2016
Breaking and Entering of Auto.  200 block of Harbor Road, Colington.  Medication stolen from vehicle.




January 28, 2016

Man arrested, stolen handgun recovered on Hatteras Island

On Jan. 23, the Dare County Sheriff’s Office received a report that a handgun had been stolen from a pawn shop on Hatteras Island.  Hatteras Island Deputies and Criminal Investigation Division (CID) responded.  A report was taken and CID opened a case at that time.   A Hatteras Island deputy, who had heard about the case, was able to come up with a possible suspect and passed that information along to CID. 

On Jan. 25, the information led investigators to a residence in Salvo, where they interviewed the alleged suspect. The investigators during that time were able to recover the stolen handgun and arrest one person.  The investigation is still continuing and others may be charged at a later date. 

In the case, Jacob Everett Willis, 22, of Brookneal, Va., was charged with felony larceny of a firearm and felony possession of stolen property. He is being held in lieu of an $10,000 secured bond.