Larceny, breaking and entering among incidents noted in Duck police blotter

Published 12:33 pm Saturday, June 5, 2021

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The Duck Police Department has reported that for the period April 1-30, 2021, there were 955 calls for service, officers issued 52 enforcement actions, 678 business property checks were made and 10 extra patrols were conducted at the request of out-of-town property owners.

Noted incidents on the monthly report included:

Warrant service (Gannet Lane) – While attempting to serve Frederick Berger of Duck with an arrest warrant for failing to appear in court on a prior criminal charge, Berger assaulted a Duck Police Officer and resisted arrest, stated the DPD blotter report. Berger was taken into custody and transported to the Dare County Detention Center where he was charged with two counts of resist, delay and obstruct and one count of assault on a police officer. Berger was released after posting a $6,000 secured bond.

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Larceny (Widgeon Drive) – Officers responded to this location in reference to a larceny. The contractor reported that $700 worth of construction materials were taken between April 2 and April 5. Officers canvassed the area, but no one reported seeing anything suspicious at the construction site.

Breaking and entering (Dune Road) – Officers responded to a report of vandalism. During the investigation, it was determined to be a breaking and entering. An unknown suspect cut the screen near the locking mechanism of a door on the exterior screened porch. After entering, the suspect defecated on the porch. Fingerprints were found on a window, appearing that someone attempted to enter the residence. The scene was processed and the investigation is ongoing.

Suspicious condition (Sea Hawk Drive) – Homeowners terminated a contractor after they failed to complete the work they were hired to do. A second contractor was hired and found the doors unlocked at the house. The owner was concerned the fired contractor may be trying to stay at the house, stated the report.

Larceny (Snipe Court) – A contractor reported a generator stolen from the construction site. He did not want a report filed in the case, he just wanted to make law enforcement aware. He further stated they have had wood and windows taken from various job sites up and down the beach.

Domestic assault (Four Seasons Lane) – Shrikant Parasuraman, 55, of Concord County, Pa. was arrested and charged with assault on a female. The victim sustained injuries to her head, stated the DPD blotter.

Civil dispute (Hatchcover Court) – A concrete contractor requested information about filing criminal charges against a customer who failed to pay for completed concrete work. The civil process was explained to the contractor.

Hit and run (Duck Road) – Officers responded to the NC Coast Restaurant parking lot for a hit and run with minor property damage. Witnesses reported that the driver of a gray Toyota Tacoma backed into a dark blue Dodge Ram. The suspect then exited the parking lot, but not before the witness was able to get a photo of the suspect’s license plate. Officers were able to locate the driver and the driver refused to provide their driver license. The situation was explained and a citation for hit and run was left on their windshield, at the drivers request, stated the blotter.

Arrest (Duck Road/Ships Watch Drive) – Officers received a call for a careless and reckless driver driving erratically through town. Officers located the suspect vehicle and conducted a traffic stop in the area of Ships Watch Drive. The suspect – a Kill Devil Hills woman – was arrested and charged with driving while impaired.

Missing person (N. Baum Trail) – Officers received a report of a missing adult female in the area of N. Baum Trail. Duck officers and personnel from the Duck Fire Department and the Currituck County Sheriff’s Office assisted in the search. The female was located safely on the beach in Corolla.

Mutual aid provided – Duck officers were called to assist the Kitty Hawk Police Department with a vehicle pursuit that originated in Kitty Hawk. While Duck officers were in route, the suspect vehicle turned onto a dead-end road in Southern Shores. Duck officers responded to that location and assisted Kitty Hawk officers in taking the suspect into custody.

Drug violation (Duck Road) – Officers initiated a vehicle stop pursuant to a DMV revocation order on the registration plate. During the traffic stop, it was determined the driver was not the registered owner. However, the driver’s license was revoked and a small amount of marijuana was found in the vehicle. The driver was cited and released, but the vehicle was left at the scene pending the owner obtaining a valid license plate. The marijuana was destroyed in lieu of a citation.

Arrest (Duck Road) – Officers were advised to be on the lookout for a vehicle involved in a hit and run in Kitty Hawk. The vehicle was located pulling into Loblolly Pines Shops. During the investigation, it was determined that the driver was impaired. A Corolla woman was arrested and charged with driving while impaired. She was held at the Dare County Detention Center in lieu of $1,000 secured bond.

Harassing/obscene phone calls (Duck Road/Pizzazz) – A male caller contacted the business asking for dinner specials. When an employee answered, the caller made obscene comments to the employee.

Breaking and entering of auto (Winauk Court/Poteskeet Drive) – A construction worker parked his truck in the cul-de-sac and walked to a local business. Upon his return, he found power tools stolen from his truck.

Traffic crashes:

Duck Road/Cook Drive – A vehicle was unable to stop before striking another vehicle, resulting in a rear end collision. No injuries were reported.

Hit and run (Duck Road/Schooner Ridge Drive) – A hit and run was reported two days after the incident at 1209 Duck Road. A van belonging to Coastal Cravings was hit by a delivery vehicle in the parking lot, causing minor damage to the vehicle.

Rear end collision, minor injury (Duck Road/Waxwing Lane) – A two-vehicle, rear end crash with injuries occurred at this location. Three occupants were evaluated by EMS, but all three patients refused treatment.

Duck Road/Seabreeze Dr. – Northbound traffic stopped on Duck Road and a vehicle rear-ended another vehicle. All parties refused EMS.



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