High Country Crime Stoppers and Watauga Sheriff’s Office seek the public’s assistance in solving the following crime:
On April 30th between the hours of 08:30am and 04:30pm, a Husqvarna 42’ riding lawnmower was stolen from a storage barn on Mountain Dale Rd. The attached picture is an example of the description of the lawnmower and is not the vehicle itself. The Watauga County Sheriff’s Office seeks the public’s assistance with any larcenies in this area.
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.