Category: Police News Releases

On November 16, 2017, at approximately 3:00 PM, Boone Police received a complaint of threats of violence being made by a student at Watauga High School.  Boone Police and Watauga County School System personnel have launched an investigation and are vigorously pursuing the facts.  In order to ensure the safe and normal operations of school, […]

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The Boone Police Department is announcing its 5th Annual Holiday Food and Funds Drive. This charity drive will begin Monday, November 20, 2017 and will continue until Friday, January 5, 2018. The food and funds collected will go to benefit the Hunger & Health Coalition (HHC) here in Boone. For the past 35 years, the […]

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On November 6, 2017, the Boone Police Department received a call of an unattended death at 106 Meadowview Drive, Apartment 101, Boone, NC.   Mr. Alan Dewayne Stepp, age 58, was found deceased in his residence.  The cause of death has been determined to be medically related.

Release Date:  October 30, 2017 On October 26, 2017, the Boone Police Department arrested Dylan Jeffery Konopka, age 25, of 348 Dove Circle, Boone, NC, for two counts of felony Motor Vehicle Breaking and Entering and four counts of misdemeanor Possession of Stolen Property. This arrest happened after the Boone Police Department received reports of […]

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Release Date: October 20, 2017 On Thursday night, October 19th, area law enforcement agencies conducted a DWI checkpoint and multiple charges were made. Boone Police, along with ASU Police, NC ALE, and NC DMV License and Theft agents, conducted the checkpoint near the intersection of King Street and College Street. The North Carolina Department of […]

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 […]

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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 […]

Town of Boone Offices Closed on Monday, May 28th in Observance of Memorial Day