On Aug. 15, Boone Police issued a crime alert with video through High Country Crime Stoppers for a larceny that occurred at Lost Province Brewing – 130 N Depot Street on August 13, 2016.
As a result of this alert, Kyle Stephen Lyons, 23, of Boone, was arrested on Aug. 16, 2016. Mr. Lyons was charged with Misdemeanor Larceny. He was taken before a Watauga County Magistrate where he signed a written promise to appear on Oct. 20, 2016, in Watauga District Court.
This is the second time this month that video from the Tsunami Security Camera has led to solving a crime in the downtown Boone area. The ability to provide high definition video to High Country Crime Stoppers accounts for these cases being solved.
“We are testing the Tsunami Security Camera to weigh the benefits it offers to the citizens of Boone. We have been able to identify individuals in a matter of hours, instead of it taking weeks. So far, I have been very pleased with the results,” Boone Chief of Police Dana B. Crawford
The partnership between High Country Crime Stoppers, area law enforcement, and the community is invaluable. It is because people are willing to step forward and provide information that we are able to solve these crimes.
High Country Crime Stoppers serves the Avery County and Watauga County areas of the North Carolina High Country aiding local law enforcement. They pay rewards for information which leads to the arrests of wanted persons, recovery of stolen property, and the seizure of drugs.
You do not have to reveal your identity and you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000. Anyone with information is asked to contact High Country Crime Stoppers at (828)268-6959/(828)737-0125.
You may also submit a tip online here or Text “NCTIP plus your tip” to 274637 (CRIMES).
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