Unsolved Crimes

Fraud & Scam Alerts

Craigslist Rental Scams

Suspects from remote locations overseas place a fictitious advertisement on Craigslist for a Rental Property they actually have no control over.

An ad in a scam looks legitimate and has much lower rates than what is normally charged. Business is conducted from prospective renter and suspect all through email exchange and end with the renter wiring funds to an bank account controlled by suspect. Once money is wired, no further contact with suspect occurs and victim is out money and has no rights to rental.

Dominion Power / Sheriff’s Office Scams

Suspect calls and states power bill is past due, you missed court duty or some other fictitious story resulting in a payment needing to be made. Suspect requests people obtain a gift card from local stores and submit that as payment for the monies owed to them. Victims go and obtain gift cards and forward them to suspects for a fictitious debt.

Not Scams

A resident reported that someone came to their house advising they were collecting information for census purposes. We contacted the Regional Office of the Census Bureau in Atlanta, GA and were told that individuals are currently conducting census surveys. If anyone has contact with someone that advises they are collecting census data each of these individuals will have an ID card issued by the U.S Department of Commerce. To learn more about surveys conducted by the U.S Census Bureau please visit this website.

Past Thefts / Crimes

Sometime between 10:30 pm on February 24, 2020, and 8:00 am on February 25, 2020, unknown suspects broke into the Fraternal Order of Eagles building located at 2706 S. Croatan Hwy.  The suspects made entry by removing a wall A/C unit, then damaged a safe and stole cash and checks.


On February 28, 2020, unknown suspects broke into a residence just before midnight along the 2900 block of S. Virginia Dare Trail.  A door was damaged when entry was made, but no items were taken.


On February 14, 2020, unknown suspects broke into a house in the 6900 block of S. Virginia Dare Trail.  Nothing was reported missing.


Sometime between 10:30 pm on September 28, 2019 and 07:00 am on September 29, 2019, unknown suspect(s) stole two Shimano TLD130 fishing rods out of a boat located in the 10100 block of S. Colony South Drive. The fishing rods are red and black, and the boat was parked in the yard of residence.


On September 30, 2019, 21 unknown suspect(s) removed landscaping yard lights from a residence in the 100 block E Sand Castle Crt. The lights were along the driveway to the property, where wires were cut to remove the lights and the power control box was removed from the side of the residence. 16 Mushroom Style lights, 5 Flood Lights and 1 transformer box were reported stolen.


Sometime between October 26, 2019 and October 30, 2019, unknown suspect(s) used and damaged a hot tub at a residence in the 2900 block S. Memorial Ave. The damage caused a leak which will require a professional repair.



If you have any information related to these incidents, please contact the Nags Head Police Department(252)441-6386 or Dare Community Crime Line (800) 745-2746.