High Country Crime Stoppers and Boone Police seek the public’s assistance in solving the following crime:
On June 30, 2018, at 10:17 a.m., a 2002 Kia Sportage was stolen from the Hospitality House, located at 338 Brook Hollow Rd. Surveillance video shows the suspect on the Appalcart’s Green route around 10:05 a.m. The suspect exits the bus at the Hospitality House and then stands near the 2002 Kia Sportage. The suspect then entered the vehicle and left the area. The stolen vehicle was recovered several hours later at Goober Peas Country Store, located at 1773 NC Highway 194 N. Images of the suspect are attached.
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.