Special Report to Blowing Rock News. March 13, 2020. BOONE, NC — High Country Crime Stoppers and Boone Police seek the public’s assistance in solving the following crime:
Photographic and video images submitted by Boone Police
On Wednesday, March 12, 2020, at around 11:26 pm, the Boone Fire Department and Boone Police Department received a report of a fire at the ABC Store, located at 2067 Blowing Rock Rd. in Boone. The fire was determined to have been set intentionally.
Boone Police Department detectives reviewed video surveillance footage and found that an unknown white female approached the south side of the building and ignited a fire by a stack of cardboard boxes, and then left the area on foot.
There was some property damage to the structure of the building and there were no injuries.
Further investigation revealed that the suspect female went to other area businesses after setting the fire and is shown on video at those locations wearing the same clothing. She is also shown with an unknown white male after the fire. Boone Police are requesting assistance in identifying these individuals.
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 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.
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