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


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.











SHERIFF’S BLOTTER December 1, 2015 – December 31, 2015
Dare County Unincorporated Areas


December 1, 2015
Breaking and Entering and Larceny.  100 block of Brinkley Place, Wanchese.  Personal items stolen from shed.

December 2, 2015
Financial Card Fraud.  900 block of Burnside Road, Roanoke Island.  Unauthorized charges on credit card.

December 6, 2015
Breaking and Entering and Larceny.  47000 block of Buxton Back Road, Buxton.  Personal items stolen.

December 7, 2015
Larceny of a Motor Vehicle. 47000 block of Delmar Road, Buxton. Car stolen and wrecked.

December 7, 2015
Larceny.  47000 block of Ballance Road, Buxton.  Air conditioner units stolen.

December 12, 2015
Larceny.  100 block of Kitty Hawk Bay Court, Colington.  Personal items stolen.

December 13, 2015
Breaking and Entering and Larceny.  46000 block of Highway 12, Buxton.  Money and alcohol stolen.

December 13, 2015
Breaking and Entering of Auto.  52000 block of Highway 12, Frisco.  GPS stolen.

December 14, 2015
Breaking and Entering and Larceny.  53000 block of Highway 12, Frisco.  Medication stolen.

December 14, 2015
Larceny of Auto.  200 block of Colington Road, Colington.  Truck stolen.

December 18, 2015
Larceny.  100 block of Dogwood Trail, Roanoke Island.  All-terrain vehicle stolen.

December 20, 2015
Breaking and Entering of Auto.  48000 block of  Buxton Road, Buxton.  Money Stolen.

December 21, 2015
Breaking and Entering and Larceny.  1000 block of Driftwood Drive, Roanoke Island.  Money stolen.

December 22, 2015
Assault with a Deadly Weapon Inflict Serious Injury.  100 block of Veterans Drive, Kill Devil Hills.

December 23, 2015
Financial Card Fraud.  100 block of Dogwood Court, Roanoke Island.  Credit card fraud.

December 25, 2015
Larceny of Motor Vehicle.  40000 block of Highway 12, Buxton.  Truck Stolen.




Dare County Sheriff’s Office
Sheriff’s Blotter
November 1, 2015 – November 30, 2015

November 6, 2015
Breaking and Entering Auto.  39000 block N. Kinnakeet Drive, Avon.  Personal items stolen from unlocked vehicle.

November 8, 2015
Breaking and Entering.  53000 block Highway 12, Frisco.  Out-building broken into, nothing stolen.

November 9, 2015
Identity Theft.  900 block Driftwood Drive, Roanoke Island.  Credit card fraud.

November 14, 2015
Breaking and Entering Auto.  47000 block Dippin Vat Road, Buxton.  Medication and money stolen from unlocked vehicle.

November 14, 2015
Breaking and Entering Auto.  47000 block Buxton Back Road, Buxton.  Recreational items stolen from unlocked vehicle.

November 16, 2015
Breaking and Entering and Larceny.  100 block Lee Court, Colington.  Surfboard stolen.

November 16, 2015
Obtaining Property by False Pretenses.  900 block Marshall C. Collins Drive, Roanoke Island.  Fraudulent documents filed with Register of Deeds Office.

November 16, 2015
Breaking and Entering and Larceny.  100 block Shedders Walk, Colington.  Medication stolen.

November 17, 2015
Larceny.  100 block Webb Court, Roanoke Island.  Firearm and currency stolen.

November 18, 2015
Breaking and Entering and Larceny.  200 block Mother Vineyard Road, Roanoke Island.  Tools stolen.

November 24, 2015
Breaking and Entering Auto.  100 block Kay Court, Manteo.  Recreational items stolen from unlocked vehicle.

November 26, 2015
Breaking and Entering and Larceny.  200 block Bayview Drive, Stumpy Point.  Electronics stolen.
 



December 10, 2015

Hatteras man charged with sexual abuse of minor

On Dec. 14, 2015, Dare County Sheriff's Office investigators,  along with Hatteras Island deputies, arrested Ernest Ray Ballance Jr., 50, of Kohler Road in Hatteras village after an investigation into allegations that Ballance had committed sexual abuse on a minor child.  He was charged with three counts of taking indecent liberties with a child and two counts of disseminating obscenity to a minor under 13. Additional charges will be submitted to the Grand Jury. Ballance was held in lieu of a $250,000 secured bond. 

















December 10, 2015

Frisco woman faces drug charges

On Dec. 1, members of the Dare County Narcotics Task Force, assisted by Dare County deputies from the Hatteras Island Patrol Division, arrested Elke Marie Schwartz, 39, of Cedar Court in Frisco on felony charges of selling or delivering a schedule III controlled substance.  Schwartz was arrested during an investigation of her distributing her prescription medication, mainly Suboxone.  See below for arrest and charge information;

Schwartz was released on a $4,000 secured bond. Additional charges will be submitted to the Grand Jury.

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.








Rodanthe man charged with heroin possession

On Dec. 8, members of the Dare County Narcotics Task Force conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in Southern Shores as it returned from Virginia.  The Task Force had information that the occupants had purchased drugs in Virginia and were bringing the drugs to Dare County.  Assisted by Nags Head Police and their narcotics detecting K9, the Task Force located an amount of heroin and drug paraphernalia. 

Charged in the case are Shelby Tyler Midgett, 30, of Holiday Blvd. in Rodanthe and Christina Grace Moye, 18, of Smith Street in Kitty Hawk.

Midgett was charged with felony possession of heroin and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. He is being held in lieu of a $160,000 bond.

Moye was also charged with felony possession of heroin and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. She was also charged with a probation violation is being held in lieu of a $70,000 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.





Dare County Sheriff’s Office
Sheriff’s Blotter
August 15 – October 31, 2015


August 17, 2015

Breaking and Entering of Auto.  1000 block Burnside Road, Roanoke Island.  Money stolen from car.

August 18, 2015

Breaking and Entering.  100 block Sandy Trail, Colington.  Residence damaged throughout.

August 19, 2015

Larceny by Employee.  7000 block Light Keepers Lane, Manns Harbor.  Tools stolen by employee.

August 20, 2015

Larceny by Employee.  1000 block Colington Road, Colington.  Money stolen by employee.

August 20, 2015

Breaking and Entering.  100 block W. Swan Court, Colington.  Household items stolen.

August 22, 2015

Larceny.  42000 block Askins Creek Drive, Avon.  Bike stolen.

August 23, 2015

Identity Theft.  1300 block Harbour View Drive, Colington.  Fraudulent charges on accounts.

August 25, 2015

Breaking and Entering of Autos.  5000 block Highway 64/264, Manns Harbor.  Money stolen from unlocked vehicles.

August 27, 2015

Financial Card Fraud.  1000 block Driftwood Drive, Roanoke Island.  Credit Card used without permission.

August 30, 2015

Breaking and Entering of Auto.  40000 block Dolphin Lane, Avon.  Firearm stolen from unlocked vehicle.

September 2, 2015.

Financial Card Fraud.  40000 block Highway 12, Buxton.  Credit card number used without permission.

September 4, 2015

Breaking and Entering of Auto.  40000 block Rocky Rollinson Road, Buxton.  Wallet stolen from unlocked vehicle.

September 4, 2015

Obtaining Property by False Pretenses.  100 block Etheridge Road, Roanoke Island.  Online scam.

September 5, 2015

Breaking and Entering and Larceny.  48000 block Decoy Drive, Buxton.  Clothing stolen.

September 7, 2015

Breaking and Entering of Auto.  100 block Partridge Trail, Colington.  Keys stolen from unlocked vehicle.

September 8, 2015

Breaking and Entering and Larceny.  20 block Cooper Lane, Wanchese.  Electronics stolen.

September 11, 2015

Breaking and Entering of Auto.  48000 block Buxton Back Road, Buxton.  Electronics stolen from unlocked vehicle.

September 11, 2015

Breaking and Entering of Auto.  40000 block Ocean Isle Loop, Avon.  Wallet and tools stolen from unlocked vehicle.

September 14, 2015

Larceny.  100 block Amherst Drive, Colington.  Bicycles stolen.

September 14, 2015

Breaking and Entering and Larceny.  47000 block Lost Tree Trail, Buxton.  Photo stolen.

September 14, 2015

Breaking and Entering of Auto.  100 block The Oaks Lane, Roanoke Island.  Camera stolen from unlocked vehicle.

September 16, 2015

Obtaining Property by False Presences.  47000 block NC Highway 12, Buxton.  Shipping scam.

September 17, 2015

Breaking and Entering and Larceny.  200 block Creek Road, Martins Point.  Money stolen.

September 18, 2015

Breaking and Entering and Larceny.  800 block E R Daniels Road, Wanchese.  Money and medication stolen.

September 18, 2015

Obtaining Property by False Presences.  42000 block Creekside Drive, Avon.  Craigslist scam.

September 22, 2015

Larceny of Firearm.  500 block NC 345 Hwy, Roanoke Island.  Handgun stolen.

September 22, 2015

Larceny.  100 block Daphne Lane, Roanoke Island.  Jewelry stolen.

September 23, 2015

Breaking and Entering and Larceny.  53000 block Runboat Circle, Frisco.  Personal items stolen.

September 23, 2015

Uttering Forged Instrument.  1000 block Burnside Road, Roanoke Island.  Checks forged and cashed.

September 30, 2015

Forgery.  2000 block N. Croatan Highway, Kill Devil Hills.  Unauthorized checks written on a business account.

October 5, 2015

Breaking and Entering Motor Vehicles.  46000 block Flowers Ridge Road, Buxton.  Money and personal items stolen from unlocked vehicles.

October 5, 2015

Larceny of Motor Vehicle.  90 block Davis Landing Road, Wanchese.  Vehicle stolen and sold for scrap.

October 6, 2015

Breaking and Entering and Larceny.  1000 block Burnside Road, Roanoke Island.  Money and medication stolen.

October 7, 2015

Breaking and Entering and Larceny.  600 block E.R. Daniels Road, Wanchese.  Nothing stolen.

October 7, 2015

Breaking and Entering Motor Vehicle.  40000 block Sunfish Court East, Avon.  Money, medication and personal items stolen from unlocked vehicle.

October 11, 2015

Breaking and Entering Motor Vehicle.  40000 block Ocean View Drive, Avon.  Wallet stolen from unlocked vehicle.

October 12, 2015

Breaking and Entering Motor Vehicle.  40000 block Beachcomber Drive, Avon.  Cooler stolen from unlocked vehicle.

October 13, 2015

Breaking and Entering and Larceny.  200 block Kitty Hawk Bay Drive, Colington.  Items stolen and residence vandalized.

October 17, 2015

Breaking and Entering Auto.  41000 block Ocean View Drive, Avon.  Firearm stolen from unlocked vehicle.

October 19, 2015

Larceny.  300 block Airport Road, Roanoke Island.  Equipment stolen from boat.

October 27, 2015

Identity Theft.  100 block Pirates Moor Drive, Colington.  Bank account hacked.

October 28, 2015

Breaking and Entering and Larceny.  100 block Etheridge Road, Roanoke Island.  Tools stolen.

October 30, 2015

Larceny.  900 block Colington Drive.  Colington.  Cell phone stolen.




Sheriff's Report
October 27, 2015


Three arrested for drug activity in Buxton

On Oct. 23, the Dare County Narcotics Task Force was out working on a complaint for possible drug activity in the Buxton area of Hatteras Island.  During that time, the Task Force officers were able to identify several individuals as suspects and conduct a traffic stop on them.  During that traffic stop, the Task Force officers recovered an amount of mephedrone and arrested three individuals. 

Also during the traffic stop, a child was found to be unsecure in the floor-board area of the vehicle and Dare County Social Services was contacted.  See charge information below;

Arrested were Linda Lou Deem, 42, Justin Lee Moore, 24, and Isaiah Dorean Shaffer, 20, all of Conway, S.C.

Deem was charged with felony conspiring to sell or deliver mephedrone, felony possession with the intent to sell or deliver mephedrone, misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, and misdemeanor child abuse.  She is being held in lieu of a $42,500 secured bond.

Moore was charged with felony conspiring to sell or deliver mephedrone, felony possession with the intent to sell or deliver mephedrone, misdemeanor possession of less than one half-ounce of marijuana, misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, and misdemeanor child abuse.  He is  being held in lieu of a $42,400 secured bond.

Shaffer was charged with felony possession of mephedrone, misdemeanor possession of less than one half-ounce of marijuana, and misdemeanor possession of a drug paraphernalia. He is
being held in lieu of a $17,500 secured bond.

Mephedrone is a recreational drug, commonly referred to as "bath salts" or the "zombie drug." Just like other illicit drugs it, can cause overdoses and death to those who choose to use it.

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
July 16, 2015 - August 15, 2015
Dare County Unincorporated Areas


July 17, 2015
Breaking and Entering of Auto.  40000 block Marlin Drive, Avon.  Key stolen from unlocked vehicle.

July 17, 2015
Breaking and Entering of Auto.  40000 block Gulls Cry Road, Avon.  Headphones and cell phone charger stolen from unlocked vehicle.

July 17, 2015
Breaking and Entering of Auto.  40000 block North Beachcomber Drive, Avon.  Checkbook and money stolen from unlocked vehicle.

July 17, 2017
Breaking and Entering of Auto.  40000 block Fitzwater Court, Avon.  Car entered, nothing stolen from unlocked vehicle.

July 17, 2015
Breaking and Entering of Auto.  40000 block Beachcomber Drive, Avon.  Electronics stolen from unlocked vehicle.

July 20, 2015
Breaking and Entering of Auto.  47000 block Middle Ridge Trail, Buxton.  Key stolen from unlocked vehicle.

July 20, 2015
Breaking and Entering.  58000 block Highway 12, Hatteras.  Checks stolen.

July 20, 2015
Breaking and Entering of Boat.  4000 block Mill Landing Road, Wanchese.  Gas tank stolen from boat.

July 20, 2015
Breaking and Entering of Auto.  26000 block Rampart Street, Salvo.  Money and tools stolen from unlocked vehicle.

July 21, 2015
Larceny.  100 block Musket Lane, Roanoke Island.  Furniture stolen.

July 26, 2015
Identity Theft.  1300 block Harbor View Drive, Colington.  Fraudulent charges on debit card.

July 26, 2015
Breaking and Entering.  40000 block  Highway 12, Avon.  Nothing stolen.

July 26, 2015
Breaking and Entering.  40000 block Highway 12, Avon.  Nothing stolen.

July 27, 2015
Breaking and Entering of Auto.  40000 block Younce Road, Avon.  Handgun stolen from unlocked vehicle.

July 27, 2015
Breaking and Entering of Auto.  40000 block Ocean Isle Loop, Avon. Credit card and identification stolen from unlocked vehicle.

July 28, 2015
Breaking and Entering.  40000 block Crooked Ridge Trail, Buxton.  Chair stolen.

July 29, 2015
Obtaining Property by False Pretenses.  100 block Island Drive, Colington.  Online scam.

July 29, 2015
Identity Theft.  100 block Sandy Trail, Colington.  Fraudulent phone account.

July 30, 2015
Breaking and Entering.  57000 block Highway 12, Hatteras.  Documents stolen.

August 3, 2015
Identity Theft.  100 block Huron Court, Colington.  Fraudulent credit card application.

August 3, 2015
Breaking and Entering.  600 block Colington Drive, Colington.  Items stolen from apartment.

August 6, 2015
Larceny of Auto.  50000 block Highway 12, Hatteras.  Automobile stolen.

August 6, 2015
Identity Theft.  100 block Sunrise Lane, Colington.  Identity stolen.

August 6, 2015
Breaking and Entering Motor Vehicle.  47000 block Arrow Leaf Circle, Buxton.  Financial paperwork stolen.

August 7, 2015
Breaking and Entering.  46000 block Cottage Ave, Buxton.  Electronics stolen.

August 11, 2015
Breaking and Entering.  100 block Airport Road, Roanoke Island. Medication stolen.

August 11, 2015
Identity Theft.  1300 block Harbour View Drive, Colington.  Fraudulent tax returns.

August 12, 2015
Breaking and Entering.  400 block Sandpiper Drive, Colington. Garden tools stolen.




Sheriff's Report
July 29, 2015


UPDATE: Arrest, search warrant lead to seizure of guns, stolen items

On July 28, after the Dare County Sheriff’s Office received tips from citizens concerning the identity and location of one of the suspects involved in a vehicle break-in on Ocean Isle Loop in Avon, deputies quickly responded to Younce Road in Avon and arrested two individuals. 

After the arrest, a search warrant was executed on a vehicle and the residence where the suspects were staying.  During that search warrant, three handguns, an AK-47, numerous GPSs, paperwork from vehicles that been broken into, drug paraphernalia, and other items linking the suspects to other cases were recovered. 

The cases are continuing, and the investigators and deputies will continue to try and identify other victims from the property that was recovered.  More charges are expected as the evidence is sorted through. 

Arrested in the case were Ryan Jacob LecLerc of Cheshire, Conn., and Jesse Thomas Kline of Meriden, Conn. Both were charged with two counts of breaking, entering and larceny from a motor vehicle, one count of larceny of a firearm, one count of obtaining property by false pretenses -- all felonies -- and one count of larceny, a misdemeanor. Both men are being held in lieu of a $45,000 secured bond.

"Cases like these show us how valuable it is to have and utilize social media and news outlets," the Sheriff's Office said in a news release. "If it wasn’t for those avenues, these cases may have taken longer to solve.  Again, thank you to the citizens that called in about the identity and location of the suspects. Your information stopped these criminals.  As always, please lock your vehicle and residence doors when you are not around them and hide all valuables from someone’s sight."





 Sheriff's Report
July 28, 2015


UPDATE:  Suspects identified and arrested in Avon break-in

Late this afternoon, the Dare County Sheriff’s Office thanked the persons that called in about the vehicle break-in in the area of Ocean Isle Loop in Avon.  The suspects took a credit card and used it at the Food Lion in Avon, where photographs were obtained and posted on the Dare County Facebook Page and passed along to the media outlets that cover the area. 

The Sheriff's Office says the suspects were identified swiftly, located and placed under arrest.  At this time the case is still continuing, and as soon as the suspects are charged, more information will be released. 

"Thanks again to those who took the time to notify the Dare County Sheriff’s Office and help solve this case," the office said.



Sheriff's Office needs help identifying suspects

On July 27, Dare County Sheriff’s Office deputies, Hatteras District, responded to a report of a breaking, entering, and larceny from a vehicle in the area of Ocean Isle Loop in Avon.  During the break-in, one of the items taken was a credit card.  The investigation revealed that the suspects had broken into the vehicle prior to the July 27 and had used the card at the Food Lion in Avon on Sunday, July 26, at around 3:15 a.m. 

Dare County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public's help in identifying the suspects. 

"Please look at the pictures of the two suspects and help us locate these individuals," the office said in a news release.


If you have any information pertaining to this case or any other case, please call the Dare County Sheriff’s Office at 252-475-5980 or Dare County Communications at 252-473-3444.

"We thank you for your help in this and all matters that arise in Dare County," the release said.  "Please remember to lock your vehicle and residence when you are not in them.  Also do not leave valuables lying around where people can see them."







Sheriff's Report
July 17, 2015

Columbia man faces obscenity charges in Waves incident

On July 14, the Dare County Sheriff’s Office (Hatteras District) responded to a report of a man showing obscene images and videos to children under the age of 16 at a campground in Waves.  When Deputy Mears responded to the complaint, he spoke to two juvenile victims and other witnesses.  During those interviews, enough information was gathered to further the investigation and locate the alleged suspect.  The suspect was located in Nags Head and cooperated with the deputies and police officers.  Arrested in the Waves incident is Joseph Lee Edwards, 23, of Columbia, N.C. He is charged with two counts of disseminating obscene materials to minors and was released on a $10,000 secured bond.







SHERIFF’S BLOTTER
June 16, 2015 – June 30, 2015
Dare County Unincorporated Areas

June 16, 2015
Breaking and Entering of Auto.  200 block of Waterside Drive, Colington. Cash and personal items stolen.

June 19, 2015
Breaking and Entering and Larceny.  200 block Sir Richard E, Colington.  Cash stolen.

June 21, 2015
Forgery and Uttering.  900 block Second Street, Roanoke Island.  Checks stolen, forged, and cashed.

June 21, 2015
Breaking and Entering of Auto.  100 block Jimmy Court, Colington.  Purses stolen from unlocked vehicles.

June 21, 2015
Breaking and Entering of Auto.  53000 block Sparrow Court, Frisco.  Camera stolen from unlocked vehicle.

June 25, 2015
Financial Card Fraud.  57000 block NC Highway 12, Hatteras.  Unauthorized charges on financial card.

June 25, 2015
Breaking and Entering of Auto.  58000 block Woodall Way, Hatteras.  Recreational items stolen from unlocked vehicle.

June 27, 2015
Breaking and Entering of Auto.  100 block Sea Gull Court, Colington.  Jewelry stolen from unlocked vehicle.

June 28, 2015
Financial Card Theft.  1300 block of Colington Road, Colington.  Financial card stolen.

June 28, 2015
Burglary.  1300 block of Colington Road, Colington.  Money stolen from residence.

June 29, 2015
Financial Card Fraud.  19000 block Buffalo City Court, East Lake.  Unauthorized charges on financial card.

June 30, 2015
Breaking and Entering of Auto.  57000 block Kohler Drive, Hatteras.  Medication stolen from vehicle.

June 30, 2015
Larceny.  2000 block of Colington Road, Colington.  Money stolen.



SHERIFF’S BLOTTER
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.











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.
















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