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National Park Service and Dare Community Crime Line

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Date: April 24, 2009
Contact: Outer Banks Group, (252) 473-2111

The National Park Service (NPS) and the Dare Community Crime Line are working together to apprehend and arrest suspect(s) involved in crimes within Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, and Wright Brothers National Memorial. 


Although NPS has been a member of the Dare Community Crime Line along with other law enforcement agencies within the county for a number of years, the new partnership will include all districts of the seashore, including Ocracoke Island in Hyde County.  The arrangement to include Ocracoke Island was the result of vandalism to a shorebird protection area resulting in the expansion of the closure and restricting access to the South Point inlet.


Numerous private citizens and organizations from Dare and Hyde Counties have offered to donate reward monies and have requested that park officials offer and post rewards for information leading to the apprehension of suspect(s) that deliberately vandalize the protected areas.  As required by the terms of the court ordered consent decree, deliberate vandalism results in immediate expansion of the closures.


The Dare Community Crime Line will pay up to $1,000.00 for information leading to the apprehension and arrests of suspect(s) involved in criminal activities.  All information given is confidential.  To report violations call 252-473-3111 or 1-800-745-2746.


The Dare Community Crime Line is a non-profit organization and donations are tax deductible.  Donations may be sent to:  Dare Community Crime Line, P.O. Box 7421, Kill Devil Hills, NC  27948.


Did You Know?

The Principal Lightkeeper's Quarters and the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse move toward their new homes, a safer distance from the ocean.

The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is the tallest brick structure ever moved. When it was built in 1870, it stood 1,500 feet from the shore. By 1999, the lighthouse was within 100 feet of the ocean. To protect it from the encroaching sea, it was moved inland a total of 2,900 feet over a 23-day period.