High Country Crime Stoppers and Boone Police seek the public’s assistance in solving the following crime:
Between December 23 and December 27, 2017, an unknown person or persons took a banjo under consignment at Appalachian Music Store, 324 Hwy 105 Ext. The banjo was hand made with the name, “Glenn,” handwritten on the headstock. It was an open back banjo, with a wooden band and metal rod. It was made of curly maple, with a natural gloss finish. Other features of the banjo were that there were distinctive circular inlays, at the positional markers, on the fretboard.
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.