By Outer Banks Voice on November 19, 2021
The Cape Hatteras National Seashore (CHNS) needs help catching individual(s) responsible for stealing safety signs and other Seashore property.
Over the last couple weeks, CHNS employees have noticed that several signs have been taken from Buxton Beach Access and the beach near Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. A submerged hazard sign near the Buxton jetties was one of the signs taken. Others stolen signs include a reserved handicap parking sign, Dare County Community Crime Line sign, an Outer Banks National Scenic Byway sign (stolen several months ago), speed limit sign, no parking signs and other regulatory signs.
Additionally, decorative rope, strung through parking bollards at new parking areas on Hatteras Island, has been cut and stolen
An active law enforcement investigation is underway regarding these stolen signs and rope. We are asking visitors and residents who may have been in the area to contact us if they happened to observe any suspicious activity or may have seen any social media posts related to the theft of these items. Submit tips to Mike Henry at email@example.com or 252-475-9006.