Callers help Kill Devil Hills police catch suspects during break-ins

By on January 12, 2018





A caller stayed on the line Wednesday and kept a dispatcher posted as police closed in on a burglary and arrested a suspect carrying a bag of goods that appeared to have been stolen.

Later in the day, another caller helped police arrest three suspects on charges related to vehicle break-ins, according to a Kill Devil Hills Police Department statement.

The first incident was at about 1 p.m. at an unoccupied house in the 200 block of N. Memorial Boulevard. Police arrested Kevin Allan Smyth, 33.


At around 11:30 p.m., dispatchers received a call about three people in the area of Oyster Point condos going through unlocked cars. The caller provided a description of the suspects and their vehicle.

Police quickly arrested Skyler Lasco, 20, Allen Shreaves, 25, and Bailey Garrett, 18. All were charged with multiple counts of breaking and entering motor vehicles and possession of stolen property.

Not all of the property recovered in the second case was linked with an owner. In a post on social media, police asked whose vehicle was broken into to call the non-emergency number at Dare Central Communications. (252) 473-3444, and ask to speak to a Kill Devil Hills Officer.

The request has already resulted in a call from the owner of a stolen pistol.

Police thanked the callers for “sharp eyes, quick thinking and a willingness to ‘see something, say something’ ” and urged everyone to lock their cars.


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    Great joint effort between alert citizens and local authorities. We need more of this type of collaboration to help send the message to these undesirable individuals looking to prey on innocent hard working people.

    Saturday, Jan 13 @ 5:27 am
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