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

June 1, 2015 - June 15, 2015
Dare County Unincorporated Areas

June 3, 2015. Breaking and Entering of Boat.  4000 block of Mill Landing Road, Wanchese.  Personal items and equipment stolen.

June 5, 2015. Stabbing.  4000 block of Mill Landing Road, Wanchese.  Victim stabbed with a knife.

June 8, 2015. Identity Theft.  100 block of Huron Court, Colington.  Victim’s identity used to open fraudulent accounts.

June 8, 2015. Breaking and Entering and Larceny.  1000 block of Colington Drive, Colington.  Fire extinguisher stolen.

June 11, 2015. Financial Card Theft.  100 block Etheridge Road, Roanoke Island.  Financial card stolen and used.

June 15, 2015. Larceny of Motor Vehicle.  57000 block Water Oak Ln, Hatteras.  Scooter stolen.

June 4, 2015
Sheriff's Report

Waves man arrested on marijuana charges

On Friday May 29, the Dare County Narcotics Task Force arrested a suspect in Waves on an arrest warrant for possession with the intent to sell and/or deliver marijuana and maintaining a dwelling for controlled substances.  The warrant was obtained after members of the Dare County Narcotics Task Force stopped the suspect when he was leaving his residence on a bicycle on May 27.  During that stop, the suspect was found to be in possession of a substantial amount of marijuana.  The Task Force then went back to the suspect’s residence where a firearm and more marijuana were seized.

Charged in the case is Joshua Michael Blankenship, 25, of Highway 12 in Waves. He was released on a $9,000 secured bond.

Frisco man charged with Avon breaking and entering

On May 23, the Dare County Sheriff’s Office was called to a breaking and entering of a motor vehicle on Dune Way in Avon.  When the deputies arrived, they spoke to the victim who stated she was cleaning and looked outside and saw an individual coming from under the house.  The suspect then entered a vehicle parked in the driveway belonging to the victim.  The victim confronted the suspect who was inside the vehicle going through her purse.  The suspect left the scene before law enforcement arrived.  The deputies obtained a description of the individual and immediately developed a suspect in the case.  The case was turned over to the Dare County Criminal Investigations Division, which obtained a warrant for the suspect. 

Everett William Cooper Jr., 47, of Highway 12 in Frisco was served a warrant on May 28, charging him with breaking and entering a motor vehicle, a felony. He is being held in lieu of a $3,000 secured bond.

May 22, 2015
Sheriff's Report

Three Virginia men charged in Rodanthe break-ins

On May 18, the Dare County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call of several males breaking into buildings and houses in the Rodanthe area on Hatteras Island.  Deputies responded to the scene, where the suspects fled from a building they had broken into.  With the help of area residents, the Sheriff’s Office Patrol and K9 Division were able to apprehend the three suspects without incident. 

Three men were charged with second-degree burglary and breaking an entering, both felonies. They are Andrew Carter Fagan, 23, of Midlothian, Va., and Michael Vincent Caporuscio, 22, and Jonathan Lowell Hale, 24, both of Richmond, Va. All three were released on a $5,000 secured bond.

May 15, 2015
Sheriff's Report

Employee arrested in Frisco lottery ticket scam

On April 27, Sgt. Doug Oberbeck took a report of a larceny by an employee that was occuring at a tackle shop in Frisco. During the investigation, Sgt. Oberbeck learned that the alleged suspect had been taking money from the business when anyone would show up with a winning lottery ticket.  When the payout would occur, the alleged suspect would also take money, making it look like the total payout was to the person who had come in.  These transactions had taken place numerous times.  Sgt. Oberbeck identified and charged the suspect. Charged with employee larceny, a felony, in the case is Jermaine Joseph Lopez, 41, of Decoy Drive in Buxton.  He was released on May 9 on $30,000 secured bond.

February 27, 2015
Sheriff's Report

Arrest made in Frisco vehicle break-in

On Jan. 17, a vehicle stored at a Frisco car repair business was broken into and several items were stolen.  Dare sheriff’s deputies responded and initiated an investigation.  Dare sheriff’s criminal investigator Phil Tokozowski was assigned to handle the case.  Evidence was developed during the investigation that led to recovery of a stolen item at a local pawn shop. Further investigation developed a suspect, who was charged on Feb. 22, 2015. 

Charged in the break-in is Everett William Cooper Jr. of Highway 12 in Frisco. He has been charged with breaking and entering of an auto, a felony, and misdemeanor larceny and has been released on $2,500 bond.

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