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Sign vandalism over weekend in Cape Hatteras National Seashore

On the morning of Sunday, March 24, Cape Hatteras National Seashore staff discovered damage to multiple signs along NC 12 near the Sandy Bay Day Use Area, between Frisco and Hatteras. Damaged signs included a North Carolina Department of Transportation speed limit sign, a National Park Service Sandy Bay parking area sign and multiple NPS resource protection signs designating a pre-nesting area.

National Seashore Chief Ranger Boone Vandzura reports the vehicle that did the damage drove in a straight line off pavement to do the damage. He thinks damage to the front end of the vehicle should be observable, like dents in the front bumper.

If you observed unusual activity in this area the evening of March 23, or during the early morning hours of March 24, or have any information about this incident, contact the National Park Service Investigative Services Branch or the Dare Community Crime Line.

“Do the right thing and call us,” says Vandzura.

Contact the National Park Service ISB Tip Line by calling or texting 888-653-0009, online at nps.gov/isb and click “Submit a Tip” or by emailing nps_isb@nps.gov.

Dare County Crime Line can be contacted via their website at darecommunitycrimeline.org or by calling 252-473-3111 or 800-745-2746.

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