High Country Crime Stoppers & Boone Police Seek Public’s Assistance

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High Country Crime Stoppers & Boone Police Seek Public’s Assistance



High Country Crime Stoppers and Boone Police seek the public’s assistance in solving the following crime:


On the afternoon of Sunday, November 5, 2023, a wallet containing credit cards and currency was stolen from Crazy Smokes, located at 2575 Highway 105, in Boone. The victim reported that multiple unauthorized transactions were made with his bank card(s). The person of interest in this incident is described as being a male, with bald head and a goatee. He was described as wearing a black hooded sweat shirt with “App State” embroidered on the front, black athletic shorts, and white athletic shoes. An image of the person of interest is attached.

Anyone with information on this crime or any other crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 828-268-6959 or the Boone Police Department at 828-268-6900. You may also submit a Crime Stoppers Tip via our website at https://link.edgepilot.com/s/ef7d87da/n1S1LHJfNUuacc7CEKK-RA?u=https://idm.imw.motorolasolutions.com/as/authorization.oauth2?client_id=CCTipManager%26redirect_uri=https%253A%252F%252Ftipmanager.commandcentral.com%252F%26response_type=code%26scope=cc_tipservice.write%2520openid%2520profile%2520email%2520CCAdmin%2520cc_recipientservice.user%2520openid%26nonce=340d37c38f42d69b55577e66ea056bea39w6UXi8Z%26state=92b914a9aa0f8b5c4ebbf45c4e3f7a2bearkjK4uG%26code_challenge=-_ynrCUzheqb2kfeZHzXTe8QcQlHpyKCy8J147d5Mi4%26code_challenge_method=S256

or Text “NCTIP plus your tip” to 274637 (CRIMES),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.