High Country Crime Stoppers and Boone Police seek the public’s assistance in solving the following crime:
On August 1, 2018 a verbal dispute over a parking space at Walmart resulted in one vehicle’s tire being damaged. The driver of a late 90’s or early 2000’s maroon Toyota Land Cruiser is wanted for questioning in the incident. This suspect vehicle is seen in surveillance images as having a black cargo carrier with many stickers on it mounted on its roof. The driver of the suspect vehicle was a white male wearing grey shorts and shirt, sport sandals, sunglasses, and a two-tone ball cap. He was accompanied by a young boy.
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.