High Country Crime Stoppers and Watauga Sheriff’s Office seek the public’s assistance in solving the following crime:
The Watauga County Sheriff’s Office is advising the public of a recent increase in mail thefts. There have been reports of mail thefts in the Foscoe, Todd, Vilas and Zionville areas. Residents are asked to check their mailboxes promptly after schedule delivery times and to report any suspicious vehicles or people loitering around mailboxes. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact the Watauga Sheriff’s Office at 828-264-3761.
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.