• Three Months Since Disappearance, Boone Police Continues Search for CCC&TI Student

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    July 25, 2016. On April 21, 2016, the Boone Police Department began an investigation in search of James “Martin” Roberts. Martin, a college student, was last seen in Boone, near the Appalachian State University Campus. A letter was found in his room indicating that he was leaving everyone behind, but made no specific mention of harming himself. / Read more…



  • Weekly Crime Reports: Activity and Arrests in Boone and Watauga County, July 11 – 17

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    July 20, 2016. Looking to stay up-to-date on what’s happening in your neighborhood? Want to keep an eye on criminal activity in your area? Take a look at these recent incident and arrest reports from the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office and the Boone Police Department. Read more…
    Compiled by Jessica Isaacs



  • Boone Police Seeks Graffiti Vandal

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    July 19, 2016. High Country Crime Stoppers and Boone Police seek the public’s assistance in solving the following crime: On July 4, 2016, a white male was observed exiting a black in color Mercedes passenger vehicle in the parking lot of 179 Howard St. The vehicle was also occupied by a white female. The male sprayed red spray paint onto a dumpster belonging to Republic Services and left the area. / Read more…



  • Crimestoppers: Boone Police Seeks Info on Old Pickup Truck Involved in Hit-and-Run

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    July 19, 2016. High Country Crime Stoppers and Boone Police seek the public’s assistance in solving the following crime: On July 3, 2016, Boone Police received a report of a motor vehicle collision on NC Highway 105 S. The suspect vehicle fled from the scene. The suspect vehicle was an older model small pickup truck, possible a Ford Ranger. It had faded red paint with some black body panels. The driver was a white male. The vehicle fled via the NC 105 Bypass. / Read more…



  • Crimestoppers: Homesteader Utility Trailer Stolen at New River Heights, Casey Lane

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    July 19, 2016. High Country Crime Stoppers and Boone Police seek the public’s assistance in solving the following crime: On July 5, 2016, Boone Police received a report of a larceny of a black 16’ Homesteader enclosed utility trailer that had occurred sometime between July 1, 2016 and the morning of July 5, 2016. The trailer contained multiple hand tools, copper wire, conduit, several lighting fixtures and a black JLG 12” square control box for an electric scissor lift. / Read more…



  • Three of Four Suspects Involved in Jan. 2015 Murder in Western Watauga Sentenced So Far

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    July 13, 2016. Sentences are being handed down to the suspects involved in the murder of Brandon Lee Byrd, 32, of Iredell, in Western Watauga in January of 2015. The murder took place near a residence on Smith Henson Road. By Jesse Wood / Read more…



  • Weekly Crime Reports: Activity and Arrests in Boone and Watauga County, June 23 – July 12

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    July 13, 2016. Looking to stay up-to-date on what’s happening in your neighborhood? Want to keep an eye on criminal activity in your area? Take a look at these recent incident and arrest reports from the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office. Read more…
    Compiled by Jessica Isaacs



  • Weekly Crime Reports: Activity and Arrests in Boone and Watauga County, June 23 – July 4

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    July 6, 2016. Looking to stay up-to-date on what’s happening in your neighborhood? Want to keep an eye on criminal activity in your area? Take a look at these recent incident and arrest reports from the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office and the Boone Police Department. Read more…
    Compiled by Jessica Isaacs



  • Weekly Crime Reports: Activity and Arrests in Boone and Watauga County, June 17 – 26

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    June 29, 2016. Looking to stay up-to-date on what’s happening in your neighborhood? Want to keep an eye on criminal activity in your area? Take a look at these recent incident and arrest reports from the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office and the Boone Police Department. Read more…
    Compiled by Jessica Isaacs



  • Traffic Violation Stop Leads To Short Car Chase on App State Campus, Children in Car Unbeknownst

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    June 29, 2016. On Monday, June 27, 2016, at approximately 7:55 p.m., a Boone Police Officer attempted to stop a vehicle on NC Highway 105 near Ross Chrysler for a traffic violation. The driver of the vehicle, Earnest Richard Dugger, 22, of Mountain City, Tenn., refused to stop and sped away onto Poplar Hill Drive. / Read more…



  • Boone Police Department, Family ‘at a Loss’ as to Missing Caldwell Student’s Whereabouts

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    June 27, 2016. On April 21, 2016, the Boone Police Department began an investigation in search of James “Martin” Roberts. Martin, a college student, was last seen in Boone, near the Appalachian State University Campus. A letter was found in his room indicating that he was leaving everyone behind, but made no specific mention of harming himself. The police and the family said that they know from the content of the letter that Martin was experiencing some challenges in life and may have wanted to escape from his circumstances. / Read more…



  • Boone Police Department Closes Death Case

    June 23, 2016. On Sept. 23, 2015, the Boone Police Department began an investigation into the death of a 20-year-old male named, Noah Tucker Overbey. This investigation began when Boone Police were called to respond to investigate the report of a medical emergency at 1469 W. King Street. During an investigation, all evidence gathered indicated that Mr. Overbey’s death was likely caused by an accidental drug overdose. / Read more…



  • Boone PD & WCSO Hold Fundraiser for Local Law Enforcement K-9s at Pet Place on June 25

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    June 23, 2016. On June 25, 2016, Boone Police Department along with the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office will be at the Pet Place located at Shops at Shadowline in support of a fundraiser for local law enforcement K-9’s. Law enforcement K-9’s play a vital role in our communities by providing services for members of the community. / Read more…



  • Weekly Crime Reports: Activity and Arrests in Boone and Watauga County, May 30 – June 18

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    June 22, 2016. Looking to stay up-to-date on what’s happening in your neighborhood? Want to keep an eye on criminal activity in your area? Take a look at these recent incident and arrest reports from the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office and the Boone Police Department. Read more…
    Compiled by Jessica Isaacs



  • Crime Stoppers: Theft at Happy Place in Boone

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    June 20, 2016. High Country Crime Stoppers and Boone Police seek the public’s assistance in solving the following crime: On June 15, 2016, at approximately 3:28 p.m., a white female with long blonde hair wearing a grey tank top and dark colored shorts entered The Happy Place, 641 W King Street. The suspect took a dress off the rack, removed the anti-theft device, and put the dress in her purse. She then exited the store. / Read more…



  • Coffey Sentenced to Prison as Habitual Felon

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    June 16, 2016. On June 13, 2016, Allan Lee Coffey, age 32, plead guilty to four counts of felony breaking or entering, four counts of larceny after breaking or entering, and one count of possession of methamphetamine. He also admitted his status as an habitual felon. / Read more…



  • Weekly Crime Reports: Activity and Arrests in Boone and Watauga County, June 6 – 13

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    June 15, 2016. Looking to stay up-to-date on what’s happening in your neighborhood? Want to keep an eye on criminal activity in your area? Take a look at these recent incident and arrest reports from the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office and the Boone Police Department. Read more…
    Compiled by Jessica Isaacs



  • Weekly Crime Reports: Watauga County Sheriff’s Office, May 29 – June 6

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    June 8, 2016. Looking to stay up-to-date on what’s happening in your neighborhood? Want to keep an eye on criminal activity in your area? Take a look at these recent incident and arrest reports from the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office and the Boone Police Department. Read more…
    Compiled by Jessica Isaacs



  • Investigators Continue Following Leads in Assault on Blue Ridge Parkway

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    June 2, 2016. In the days since the May 12 assault near Craggy Gardens, National Park Service investigators and Blue Ridge Parkway staff, in cooperation with numerous local and federal agencies, have received over 100 leads. The investigation is continuing, and the public’s interest in helping solve the case is appreciated. / Read more…



  • Weekly Crime Reports: Activity and Arrests in Boone and Watauga County, May 23 – 31

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    June 2, 2016. Looking to stay up-to-date on what’s happening in your neighborhood? Want to keep an eye on criminal activity in your area? Take a look at these recent incident and arrest reports from the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office and the Boone Police Department. Read more…
    Compiled by Jessica Isaacs



  • Grubb Sentenced to Prison for Child Abduction

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    June 2, 2016. On May 31, 2016, William F. Grubb was sentenced in Watauga County Superior Court for one count of abduction of a child, two counts of taking indecent liberties with a minor, one count of attempted first degree kidnapping, and one count of indecent exposure. / Read more…



  • Weekly Crime Reports: Activity and Arrests in Boone and Watauga County, May 16-23

    May 25, 2016. Looking to stay up-to-date on what’s happening in your neighborhood? Want to keep an eye on criminal activity in your area? Take a look at these recent incident and arrest reports from the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office and the Boone Police Department. Read more…
    Compiled by Jessica Isaacs



  • Boone Police Chief Releases Open Letter Seeking Info in Martin Roberts Disappearance

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    May 23, 2016 It has been a month since James “Martin” Roberts was reported missing. During that time an extensive amount of investigative work has been completed. We want the Roberts family and our community to know that we are diligently continuing the task at hand. Every day our team assigned to this case examines all of the probabilities and possibilities in an attempt to discover the facts behind Martin’s disappearance. We believe that we are close to accessing Martin’s electronic communications. This certainly should shed some light on this case. / Read more…



  • Weekly Crime Reports: Activity and Arrests in Boone and Watauga County, May 8 – 15

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    May 18, 2016. Looking to stay up-to-date on what’s happening in your neighborhood? Want to keep an eye on criminal activity in your area? Take a look at these recent incident and arrest reports from the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office and the Boone Police Department. Read more…
    Compiled by Jessica Isaacs



  • Woman Found Tied to Tree Along Blue Ridge Parkway, Suspect Sought for Possible Assault

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    May 16, 2016 Investigators are looking for a 50-year-old white male in connection to reports of a 64-year-old woman found tied to a tree along the Blue Ridge Parkway near Craggy Gardens on Thursday. / Read more… By Jesse Wood



  • Male Arrested for Armed Robbery in Boone

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    May 16, 2016 The victim had agreed to give a ride to Randy Craig Pollard, 20, of 338 Brook Hollow Road in Boone from a business on West King Street to the Greenway Trail parking area off Hunting Hills Lane in exchange for cash. When the victim and Mr. Pollard arrived at the Greenway Trail, Mr. Pollard produced a knife and demanded cash from the victim. The victim complied and gave Mr. Pollard what money she had. / Read more…



  • Weekly Crime Reports: Activity and Arrests in Boone and Watauga County, May 2 – 9

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    May 11, 2016. Looking to stay up-to-date on what’s happening in your neighborhood? Want to keep an eye on criminal activity in your area? Take a look at these recent incident and arrest reports from the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office and the Boone Police Department. Read more…
    Compiled by Jessica Isaacs



  • Boone Man Arrested for Vehicle B&E, Stealing Firearm and Credit Cards

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    May 11, 2016 On May 9, 2016, an incident was reported to the Boone Police Department regarding the Breaking and Entering of a vehicle and subsequent larceny of a firearm from within. On May 10, 2016, Boone Police developed a suspect, Jeffrey Stuart Cashwell, 44, of Boone. Boone Police located Mr. Cashwell and initiated a traffic stop of the vehicle in which Mr. Cashwell was a passenger. / Read more…



  • High-Speed Pursuit in Excess of 100 MPH Ends in Crash a Mile Inside Wilkes County Line

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    May 9, 2016 Deputies with the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office engaged in a high-speed pursuit, at times in excess of 100 mph, in the wee hours of Saturday night that ended with the arrest of Thomas Church, 25, of Deep Gap, according to a deputy’s shift report. At about 3:30 a.m. on Sunday morning, a deputy attempted to pull over a Honda Civic that was traveling in the wrong lane on Old U.S. 421 near Wildcat Road. The suspect then fled. By Jesse Wood / Read more…



  • Stines Sentenced to Prison for Sex Offense

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    May 9, 2016 On May 4, 2016, John Anthony Stines, age 33, plead guilty to four counts of attempted first degree statutory sexual offense. On Oct. 12, 2015, a 5-year-old girl reported to her mother that Mr. Stines, her stepfather, had touched her inappropriately. The child was interviewed at the Children’s Advocacy Center of the Blue Ridge and disclosed that Stines had sexually abused her on four separate occasions at their residence in Deep Gap, North Carolina. / Read more…



  • Town of Boone Files Complaint Against Mountain View Speedway

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    May 6, 2016. The Town of Boone has filed a complaint with the Watauga County Clerk of Court to enforce its zoning ordinance against the owner and operators of Mountain View Speedway at the old fairgrounds on Roby Greene Road. The Town previously issued a notice of violation and order to cease activities at the race track until a permit was properly applied for and issued as required under the zoning ordinance. Unfortunately, the speedway operators have ignored the notice of violation and have publicly stated their intention to continue racing. / Read more…



  • High Country Crime Stoppers: Police Search for Man Who Damaged Freedom Electech Van

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    May 6, 2016 High Country Crime Stoppers and Boone Police seek the public’s assistance in solving the following crime: On Saturday, April 30, at approximately 3:30 a.m., a man entered and damaged a work vehicle at Freedom Electech Inc. on the N.C. 105 Extension. The suspect was seen in surveillance footage as a white male in his early twenties with reddish hair, wearing a Carolina Panthers “Collins #12” jersey, cargo shorts, and no shoes. / Read more…



  • Weekly Crime Reports: Activity and Arrests in Boone and Watauga County, April 25 – May 3

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    May 5, 2016. Looking to stay up-to-date on what’s happening in your neighborhood? Want to keep an eye on criminal activity in your area? Take a look at these recent incident and arrest reports from the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office and the Boone Police Department. Read more…
    Compiled by Jessica Isaacs



  • Woman Who Cut Fetus Out of Former ASU Student Sentenced To 100 Years in Prison

    May 4, 2016 On Friday, a Colorado judge handed down a 100-year sentence to the woman that cut a fetus from the womb of a former Appalachian State University student last year, according to the Denver Post. Chief District Judge Maria Berkenkotter remarked on all of the things that the victim, Michelle Wilkins, who was 26 years old at the time of the attack, won’t ever be able to do with her daughter, Aurora. By Jesse Wood / Read more…



  • Reward Offered for Missing Caldwell Community College Student, Up To $1000

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    May 4, 2016 High Country Crime Stoppers has issued a reward up to $1,000 for information leading the whereabouts and safe return of James Martin Roberts, 19. Roberts, who is a 5-foot-10-inch white male weighing about 145 pounds, was last seen near the ASU Holmes Convocation Center on Thursday, April 21, at about noon. He has brown hair and blue eyes. He is a Caldwell Community College student who enjoys hiking and camping in and around the Blue Ridge Parkway. There was a possible sighting of him near the Trout Lake area. By Jesse Wood / Read more…



  • Weekly Crime Reports: Activity and Arrests in Boone and Watauga County, April 11 – 25

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    April 27, 2016. Looking to stay up-to-date on what’s happening in your neighborhood? Want to keep an eye on criminal activity in your area? Take a look at these recent incident and arrest reports from the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office and the Boone Police Department. Read more…
    Compiled by Jessica Isaacs



  • Boone Police ID Plane Crash Victims, Deceased is Ben Chappell of Boone, Two Injured From Banner Elk and Lenoir

    After having notified the victim’s families, Boone Police are releasing the identities of the occupants of the plane that crashed Monday afternoon at Boone Golf Course. The occupants were John Field Worsley II, 68, of Lenoir; Steven Cox Berry, 43, of Banner Elk and Benjamin (Ben) Franklin Chappell, 69, of Boone. At the time of this release both Worsley and Berry are listed in critical condition at Baptist Hospital in Winston Salem. Ben Chappell was pronounced deceased at the scene as a result of injuries sustained in the crash.



  • Avery Sheriff Hopes Autopsy Provides Clues in Death of Man Found in Creek Near Newland

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    April 25, 2016. Investigators with the Avery County Sheriff’s Office attended an autopsy performed by the North Carolina Medical Examiner’s Office in Winston Salem on Monday, April 25 regarding the individual who was found deceased in Squirrel Creek near Newland. Preliminary results of the autopsy on the body of 34-year-old Marcus Hughes of the Plumtree community in Avery County indicated the cause of his death was drowning. / Read more…



  • Boone Police Seeking Missing Person

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    Boone Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing person, James Martin Roberts, white male, 19. Mr. Roberts is 5’10” and weighs approximately 145 lbs. He has brown hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a black, short sleeve, Appalachian State windbreaker, khaki shorts, gray new balance shoes and a white golf visor hat. He was last seen in the area around the ASU Convocation Center.



  • Weekly Crime Reports: Activity and Arrests in Boone and Watauga County, April 4 – 17

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    April 20, 2016. Looking to stay up-to-date on what’s happening in your neighborhood? Want to keep an eye on criminal activity in your area? Take a look at these recent incident and arrest reports from the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office and the Boone Police Department. Read more…
    Compiled by Jessica Isaacs



  • Two Avery County Residents Arrested for Forging Drug Prescription in Mitchell County

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    April 19, 2016. On April 4, 2016 Detectives with the Avery County Sheriff’s Office received information of a forged prescription being passed in Mitchell County. An investigation confirmed the information to be correct and that the passing of the forged prescription had been done by an Avery County Resident. Two search warrants were subsequently served in the Cow Camp community. During the searches Oxycodone pills were located and a prescription pad that had been stolen from a local physicians office. / Read more…



  • Ingalls Man Arrested by Avery County Sheriff’s Office for Marijuana Growing Operation

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    April 19, 2016. On March 29, 2016 at approximately 5:15 p.m. Detectives with the Avery County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant 45 Nutcracker Lane after receiving information about a marijuana grow operation. After entering the residence it was discovered that two marijuana grow operations were inside the residence. / Read more…



  • Thompson Sentenced for Kidnapping Ex-Wife

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    April 18, 2016. On April 14, 2016, Kenneth Ransom Thompson, age 54, was convicted by a jury of second degree kidnapping, assault on a female, and domestic criminal trespass in Watauga County Superior Court. In April of 2015, Thompson waited overnight in the woods for his former wife to come home from work and ambushed her in her front yard. He was armed with a pellet gun, a shotgun, and pepper spray. Thompson wrestled her to the ground and held her captive in the carport at her home for several hours before leaving, still armed with the shotgun. / Read more…



  • Weekly Crime Reports: Activity and Arrests in Boone and Watauga County, April 4 – 11

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    April 13, 2016. Looking to stay up-to-date on what’s happening in your neighborhood? Want to keep an eye on criminal activity in your area? Take a look at these recent incident and arrest reports from the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office and the Boone Police Department. Read more…
    Compiled by Jessica Isaacs



  • Laws Finally Arrested for Theft of Trucks, ATV, Trailer & Equipment by Avery Sheriff’s Office

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    April 7, 2016. On April 6, 2016 detectives from the Avery County Sheriff’s Office charged Jason Allan Laws of Morganton with three felony charges, including two counts of felonious larceny of a vehicle, and one count of felonious breaking and entering. / Read more…



  • Weekly Crime Reports: Activity and Arrests in Boone and Watauga County, March 29–April 5

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    April 6, 2016. Looking to stay up-to-date on what’s happening in your neighborhood? Want to keep an eye on criminal activity in your area? Take a look at these recent incident and arrest reports from the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office and the Boone Police Department. Read more…
    Compiled by Jessica Isaacs



  • Daniels Sentenced to Prison as Habitual Felon

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    April 5, 2016. On April 4, Aaron Charles Daniels was convicted of Possession of Methamphetamine. Additionally, the District Attorney’s Office identified Mr. Daniels as a habitual felon, thereby enhancing his sentence. Mr. Daniels had previously been convicted of five felonies (Breaking and Entering and Larceny twice, Possession of Methamphetamine, Sale and Delivery of a Schedule II Controlled Substance, and Possession of a Firearm by a Felon) in Mitchell, Avery and McDowell Counties, along with a number of misdemeanors and driving offenses. / Read more…



  • Crimestoppers: Boone PD Search for Male Using Cloned Credit Card in Town

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    April 5, 2016. On March 30, Boone Police received a report of a fraud that occurred from the dates of March 24-28. A black male, driving a white SUV, used, what is believed to be a cloned credit card, in several locations and ATMs around Boone, NC. The victim reported a loss of over $5000 cash from their account. Boone Police Department is seeking assistance in properly identifying this suspect from the attached images. / Read more…



  • Crime Stoppers: Police Seek Info Regarding B&E at Land of Oz at Beech Mtn.

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    April 5, 2016. High Country Crime Stoppers and Beech Mountain Police seek the public’s assistance in solving the following crime: On Thursday, March 31 at approximately 1:15 p.m., the Beech Mountain Police Department was dispatched to a Breaking & Entering in progress at the Land of Oz. The Beech Mountain Police Department is trying to identify the subjects in the photos. / Read more…



  • Greenville, S.C. Couple Arrested After Gas Drive Off With Counterfeit Money in Boone

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    April 1, 2016. The Watauga County Sheriff’s Office arrested Steve Sisk, 38, and Stephanie Burnett, 35, on Wednesday for possessing counterfeit money and driving off without paying for gas at the Speedway on N.C. 105 in Boone. They are both from Greenville, S.C. By Jesse Wood / Read more…



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