Category: Police News Releases

Today at approximately 3:30 PM, Boone Police along with Watauga County Sheriff’s deputies responded to reported gunshots in the vicinity of Watauga High School.  During this incident the school was placed on lockdown.  After a search if the area it was determined that there was a military funeral with salute taking place at Mount Lawn […]

Boone Police teamed up with the Watauga County High School, Western Youth Network and Watauga Substance Abuse Prevention Collaborative to conduct compliance checks on establishments in Boone that sell electronic cigarettes and vapor liquid. The purpose of compliance checks is to ensure that businesses are not selling vapor products derived from tobacco to persons under […]

Release Date: August 30, 2017 Boone Police Respond to Suicidal Man with a Knife  On Wednesday, August 30, 2017, at 10:10 AM, Boone Police responded to the parking lot of 1469 W King Street for a report of a man armed with a knife threatening to harm himself.  Officers made contact with the man and […]

  • Posted in Police News Releases
  • Comments Off on Boone Police Respond to Suicidal Man with a Knife 

Death Investigation On July 20, 2017, the Boone Police Communications received a call of an unresponsive person at The Hampton Inn, 1252 Hwy 421. Boone Police Officer, Fire and Watauga Medics responded.  Ms. Marian Babcock, age 62, of Bergenfield, NJ, was found deceased in her room. The cause of death has been determined to be […]

Convicted Murderer Arrested on Child Pornography Charges On Wednesday August 23rd, 2017, the Boone Police Department, Watauga County Sheriff’s Office and State Bureau of Investigation concluded an investigation of a Boone man for the Possession and Distribution of Child Pornography.  The Boone Police Department, Watauga County Sheriff’s Office and North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation […]

On August 22, 2017, the Boone Police Department received a call of an unattended death at 314 Meadowview Drive, Boone, NC.   Mrs. Margaret Swift, 82 years-of-age, was found deceased in her residence.  The cause of death has been determined to be medically related.

Additional Arrests Made in Stabbing Incident On Wednesday, May 4, 2017, at approximately 2:28 AM, Boone police responded to 219 Crossing Way for a fight in the parking lot involving several persons. Shortly after arriving on-scene, officers were notified by Watauga Medical Center that a subject had been brought to the emergency department suffering from […]

Arson Suspect Arrested On Thursday, June 1, 2017, at approximately 11:25 PM, an unknown white male was recorded on video attempting to set fire to the Daniel Boon Inn, 130 Hardin Street. Today, Boone Police Investigators arrested Peter Spencer Horn, 31 years-of-age, of Grand Boulevard, in Boone. Mr. Horn was charged with Felonious Burning Other […]

On Wednesday, May 3, 2017, at approximately 9:37 PM, Boone Police responded to a reported home invasion at 195 Green Street. Once on-scene, officers found a man suffering a non-life threatening gunshot wound. As a result of the investigation into this incident, Austin Tyler Cotton, 21 years-of-age, of Sanford, NC, was charged with Misdemeanor Breaking […]

Arrest Made in Stabbing Incident On Wednesday, May 4, 2017, at approximately 2:28 AM, Boone police responded to 219 Crossing Way for a fight in the parking lot involving several persons. Shortly after arriving on-scene, officers were notified by Watauga Medical Center that a subject had been brought to the emergency department suffering from a […]