Ruby “Polly” Pauline (Phipps) Honbarrier
April 30, 2020
Friday, May 1st
April 30, 2020


Release Date: April 30, 2020





High Country Crime Stoppers and Blowing Rock Police seek the public’s assistance in solving the following crime(s):


The Blowing Rock Police Department is seeking any information pertaining to several recent Breaking & Entering and Larcenies of local construction sites. The crimes occurred on the following dates:


December 9, 2019 a larceny of a construction site on Green Hill Rd was reported to the Blowing Rock Police. Several Power Tools and hand tools were taken.


April 4, 2020 a larceny of a construction site on Yonahlossee Rd was reported to Blowing Rock Police. Several Dewalt Power Tools were taken.


April 20, 2020 a larceny of a construction site on Gideon Ridge Rd was reported to Blowing Rock Police. A Hitachi Jack Hammer was reported as stolen.


April 27, 2020 a larceny of a construction site on Heather Ridge lane was reported to Blowing Rock Police. Several power/hand tools including masonry tools were taken.



Anyone with information on this crime or any other crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 828-268-6959 / 828-737-0125 or the Blowing Rock Police Department at 828-295-5210.  You may also submit a Crime Stoppers Tip via our website at https://www.tipsubmit.com/webtips.aspx?AgencyID=1251 or Text “NCTIP plus your tip” to 274637 (CRIMES).  All information will be kept confidential.


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.