Solar Powered Trash Can Intentionally Damaged, Crime Stoppers Seeks Help

Last Updated on January 31, 2020 5:53 pm

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

On Friday, January 31st, at approximately 12:15 a.m. a solar powered public trash can on King Street near Mast General Store was toppled and damaged. Surveillance video revealed the damage was intentional, and the public’s assistance is requested in identifying the perpetrators. The suspect was among a group of five people, three females and two males. The suspect white male in his 20’s was seen in footage wearing a yellow ball cap, a grey hoodie with a dark jacket over it, khaki pants, and dark colored Nike sneakers. After damaging the trash receptacle, the group was last seen walking up a nearby street, Grand Boulevard.

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 Boone Police Department at 828-268-6900. You may also submit a Crime Stoppers Tip via our website at or Text “NCTIP plus your tip” to 274637 (CRIMES). All information will be kept confidential.

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