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


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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