Crime Stoppers seeks information regarding stolen American flag from the train trestle at Tweetsie

Last Updated on July 1, 2024 3:50 pm

High Country Crime Stoppers and the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office seek the public’s assistance in solving the following crime:

A thirty foot by fifty foot American flag was stolen from the train trestle at Tweetsie Railroad.  The flag was cut or ripped before being removed from the trestle.  The larceny occurred between 10:00 pm, on Friday, June 28, and 1:00 am, on Saturday, June 29, 2024.

Anyone with information on this crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 828-268-6959 or Investigations Sergeant Lucas Smith at 828-265-5720. You may also 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.

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