Police seek good-faith returns of stolen property
As they continue to gather information on suspects in an unusually large number of of break-ins throughout Dare County, police say they will not prosecute people who believe they are in possession of stolen property and come forward in good faith.
The break-ins have been taking place since October, according to a statement from the Kill Devil Hills Police Department. Most of the thefts have been of electronic equipment, particularly flat-screen televisions.
Kill Devil Hills police said that law enforcement agencies throughout Dare County have made progress identifying suspects. Tips, police said, have led to recovery of some of the stolen property.
Much of the property, police said, has been sold in the area. Police say that obvious tip-offs that property is stolen are low prices or missing remotes, cable or paperwork.
The statement said if “you think the property may be stolen, you are urged to come forward now. Nobody who comes forward in good faith will be prosecuted.
“However, as charges are brought against the thieves, we anticipate being able to track and locate more stolen property. Individuals discovered in possession of stolen property will be prosecuted.”
Here are March break-ins reported by Kill Devil Hills police:
› Around March 4, a residence in the 100 Block of West Avalon Drive. Entry was forced through a back door resulting in several hundred dollars in damage.
› On March 11, a residence in the 1200 block of North Virginia Dare Trail. Stolen items included a 37″ Vizio LCD flat screen TV and an Infocus Screenplay video projection system. Losses exceeded $4,000.
› Between March 7 and March 11, a residence in the 100 block of Greenville Street. More than $6,000 in property was stolen, including a 19″ Samsung flat screen TV, two 46″ Sharp flat screen TVs and a 32″ flat screen TV.
› Between March 11 and March 12, a residence in the 700 block of North Virginia Dare Trail. Two flat screen TV’s were stolen, a 42” Samsung and a 19” Sylvania.
Through March of this year, Kill Police report these numbers:
- Traffic accidents – 24
- Incident reports -144
- DWI arrests – 12
- Criminal arrests – 56
- State citations – 199
- Civil citations – 4
- Written warnings – 196
- Calls for service – 1,683
- Traffic stops – 595
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