High Country Crime Stoppers and Boone Police seek the public’s assistance in solving the following crime:
On July 17, 2018, at approximately 4:40 PM a hit and run occurred in the parking lot of Wal-mart, 200 Watauga Village Drive. A black Jeep Cherokee struck a vehicle in the handicap spaces and then left the area. The driver of the Jeep was an adult, white male. The Jeep appears to be a newer model with a sticker on the back, left window and light color running boards.
High Country Crime Stoppers pays rewards for information, which leads to arrests; recovery of stolen property; seizure of drugs and the location of wanted persons.
High Country Crime Stoppers is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization operated by a volunteer community board of directors serving Avery and Watauga Counties. High Country Crime Stoppers encourages the reporting of information or leads which can assist law enforcement with solving crimes. Its goal is to help in the fight against crime, but it is not part of the local police departments or sheriff's offices. Each County has a law enforcement coordinator who participates as an advisor to the board but is a non-voting member. The citizen's board is responsible for operations of the program, fund raising, public relations, and approval of rewards.