Perquimans County Sheriff's Department - Hertford

  • Agency: Perquimans County Sheriff's Department - Hertford
  • Address: 110 N Church St # 2, Hertford, 27944 NC
  • Chief:
Phone: 252-426-5615
Fax: (252)426-4019
Email:

Perquimans County Sheriff's Department - Hertford is located at 110 N Church St # 2, Hertford, 27944 NC. The Perquimans County Sheriff's Department - Hertford phone number is 252-426-5615.

Perquimans County Sheriff's Department - Hertford News

The Perquimans County Sheriff's Office with assistance from the Currituck County Sheriff's Office conducted a suprise drug search at Perquimans County High School today. K-9s from Currituck searched lockers and book bags for narcotics and other illegal drugs. There were no drugs found in today's sweep but tobacco products were found.

Sheriff White and the Perquimans County Sheriff's Office is serious about the fight against drugs in the county. In an attempt to keep the public informed we want to share some important information. *A prescription drug drop box is located at the Sheriff's Office for drop-off Monday thru Friday. This also includes drop-off for veterinary prescriptions. * Last Monday 70.5 lbs of prescriptions drugs were taken for destruction. *2017 Perquimans County had only 1 death due to overdose in the county and that was a non-resident traveling through from one county to another. *2018 Perquimans County has had 0 deaths due to overdose. *The state of NC, year to date, is experiencing a 5% decrease in death by opioids for 2018. *Out of 94,000 Naloxone kits that have been distributed across NC in the last two months, Perquimans County falls in the lowest bracket of distribution due to need. *The Sheriff's Office has brought on a K-9 Unit and the 1st ever drug agent to the county to continue the fight against drugs in our community.

*****WANTED***** Omar Dante Brickhouse BM 23 YOA 129 Main Street Apt. 5 Gatesville Warrants (7): 2 counts of Felonious Breaking and Entering Assault by Strangulation Assault on a Female Resist Public Officer 2nd Degree Trespassing Misdemeanor Larceny Order for Arrests (2): 1st Degree Burglary 1st Degree Trespassing

Monthly report for October of 2018 *There were 9 days of Court for the month. *We received 1152 total calls for service. *23 Arrests were made. *34 Incident Reports were taken. *227 total papers were served. *Deputy Bobby Farrar and Deputy Brian Watson attended Criminal Interdiction class. *All Deputies attended inservice training. *Deputy Bobby Farrar and K9 Roll attended monthly K9 in-service training.

Everyone at the Perquimans Sheriff's Office would like to congratulate SGT David Murray on his successful completion of General Instructor School and Certification. SGT Murray has advanced in his achievements since becoming a part of our family. He also makes the 3rd Instructor for the PCSO, joining with Sheriff White and Investigator Ward. This is not only a great personal accomplishment, but one that will be of huge benefit to the Sheriff's Office as it continues to save on expense when it comes to in-service training for the deputies. Job well done sir!

Be sure to stop by and meet the Sheriff's office new deputy tomorrow during Hertford Trick or Treat from 3-5pm.

Protect and Serve is what we do everyday. Sometimes the serve is more fun than it should be, but we love being able to bond with the citizens of our great county.

Sheriff White would like to follow up on the incident that occurred at the high school yesterday where food that was given to 3 students was laced with marijuana. As you may be aware, there is a lot of conversation that is circulating regarding this situation. There are also questions being raised about having a “drug dog” walk the halls. Just 2 weeks ago Deputy Farrar and K-9 Roll did a parking lot sweep for any possible vehicle alerts. This was also performed the week prior and is a regular occurrence. As for “inside school sweeps”, this action also takes place at least twice a year. Due to the population of the school and the area that needs to be covered, the Perquimans County Sheriff’s Office coordinates with other local agencies to conduct this activity. A sweep that size usually requires two to three K-9’s to effectively do the entire school campus. Please understand that drug control is a major concern and a concerted effort with the Perquimans Sheriff’s Office and the school’s for our county. Sheriff White wants to make sure that all the citizens of the county are correctly informed and urge those with questions to call the office and not rely on hearsay.

Just wanted to inform everyone that there was an incident at the high school today where some marijuana was given to several students that was in turn eaten. All the parents of those involved were contacted and the students were checked out at the hospital for nausea and were released. The Perquimans County Schools has dealt with the incident on their end and the Sheriff's Office has taken out charges on the suspect.

The Perquimans Sheriff's Office will have a prescription drug box available this Saturday at the Woodland United Methodist. Come out for a fun time in the community.

Big shout out to Sheriff Shelby White for investing time in our homeschool community today!! We introduced interrogative sentence patterns in our afternoon English class. I staged a "crime scene" (vandalism) and the students had to help Sheriff Shelby ask the right questions to figure out who was guilty. The kids were very excited to see their teacher in handcuffs.

A citizen caught Sheriff White and Chief Deputy Reid red handed with a lot of candy yesterday. It is all for the Hertford Trunk or Treat, October 25th, 6 p.m. at Central School. Bring the kids out for a fun time.

We have been made aware of some concerns that some citizens have had about parking vehicles at the boat ramp in Belvidere. There was a situation this past weekend where a vehicle was damaged. Also, there was also another incident just up the road where a car and a light were damaged behind a busines that happened well before the boat ramp incident. The situations involved different suspects and after they were investigated Juvenile Petitions were filed for both situations.

The Perquimans County Sheriff's Office and Protecting K9 Heroes is pleased to announce that K9 Roll has been granted a Multi-Threat Ballistic vest, a Narcan Kit, as well as a K9 Medical kit. Protecting K9 Heroes is providing K9 Roll with a NarCase - Tac Life Systems LLC kit, and a Medical kit. The vest is a gift made possible by a donation to Protecting K9 Heroes and sponsored by AWARENC- Animal Welfare of the Albemarle Region Everyday of North Carolina. K9 Roll is assigned to Deputy Farrar. Roll is a single purpose K9 and is a 2.5-year-old German Shepherd that came from Germany. He came with the name of “Roll” because he is always rolling around. He also loves to play with his tactical training chicken. The Multi-Threat Ballistic Vests are provided by Armor Express and weigh approximately 4-5 pounds based upon the ballistics level chosen by the handler. Each vest is custom sized specifically for each K9 and has a warranty of five years. Every vest comes with a personal sentiment patch chosen by their sponsor. K9 Roll's patch will read, "Protected and Donated by AWARENC" Protecting K9 Heroes NFP Ltd is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. They can protect K9s through donations and support from the community. It is their mission to reduce the amount of K-9 related deaths throughout the United States by supplying as many of them with the protection they need. We offer Multi-Threat Ballistic Vests, K9 First Aid Kits, and Naloxone (Narcan) Kits. If you are interested in making a tax-deductible donation, you may donate through their website at www.protectingk9heroes.com or checks can be mailed to: Protecting K9 Heroes P.O. Box 422 Glenwood, IL 60425. We can be reached at 708-480-2292. You can also follow Protecting K9 Heroes on Facebook!

The Perquimans Sheriff's Office would like to thank the Hertford Baptist School for inviting us out to spend some quality time with a really awesome bunch of 2 & 3 year olds. Whenever law enforcement can interact with kids on a positive note, then they are less likely to encounter LEO on a negative note. This is an example of what H.O.P.E.S. is all about. Hometown Officers Positively Empowering Students!

The Perquimans Sheriff's Office would like to thank the Holiday Island Civic League for inviting Animal Control Officer Stephen Chappell to discuss the duties and responsibilities of animal control. This is just another way that the PSO can help to educate the community. If you have a community group or organization that can benefit from opportunities such as this, please feel free to contact us.

*****SCAM ALERT***** We have received several calls today from concerned citizens that have had calls from someone telling them they are from the IRS and owe money. THIS IS A SCAM. The scammers may even threaten the victims with criminal prosecution or even a visit from Law Enforcement. The number that is being use is 202-792-6762. If you see this number on your caller ID don't answer it and ignore any message that is left. If you do answer the call then hang up and don't talk to the caller. If it was the actual IRS they would contact you by mail first and would not threaten you with a law enforcement action. Please pass this information on to anyone that may not have access to Facebook so they will be informed. If you have any questions contact the Sheriff's Office and we will gladly help.

Monthly report for September of 2018 *There were 10 days of Court for the month. *We received 978 total calls for service. *35 Arrests were made. *29 Incident Reports were taken. *160 total papers were served. *James Fowden attended Criminal Investigation Fundamentals Training. *Monthly Inservice training was postponed due to Hurricane Florence. *Deputy Bobby Farrar and K9 Roll attended monthly K9 in-service training.

Today was National See you at the Pole and all 4 of our counties schools participated. Students, teachers, administrators, school resource officers, Sheriff White and Chief Deputy Reid joined in for a time of prayer this morning. Here are some of the pictures from the different schools. #SYATP2018

Today we have noted rising water levels near Jenny's Gut near PCHS, as well water levels that are still elevated and maybe slightly rising at the base of the S-bridge on the Winfall side. Water is still across the roadway around Creek Dr. and Winfall Blvd. In addition, there is water across the road just prior to the Perquimans River bridge in Belvidere on NC37. Gregory's lane is also flooded. The NCDOT already has high water signs in may locations throughout the County. We've spoken with the National Weather Service and they do not see the water level decreasing through today, but they also are not 100% sure as to why it is rising, but it is rising in many areas along the Albemarle Sound. They presume it is wind related as the direction has changed post-storm. While they did not expect any major flooding issues, we want to ensure safe travel for our citizens and first responders.

Hurricane Florence continues its movement to the west-southwest, with decreasing impacts to Perquimans County. Currently there are no watches or warnings for Perquimans. Therefore, the State of Emergency and associated curfews and prohibitions of alcohol and firearm sales are terminated effective today, Friday September 14th at 3pm. The Shelter at Perquimans County High School is closed as of noon today. Strong winds and rain are expected through Saturday, so continue to use caution while traveling throughout the County.

This is the latest on Hurricane Florence.... • There is now a tropical storm warning in effect for Gates and Herford Counties in NC. • In addition, a Coastal Flood Watch is in effect for Friday into the weekend for the Chesapeake Bay and tidal rivers. • The Tropical Storm Watch remains in effect for parts of southside Hampton Roads and Hampton/Poquoson • The tropical storm warning remains in effect for much of NE NC. • The forecast track continues to show Florence staying well south of the area. Still, significant impacts could be felt in the region including: o Dangerous Storm Surge Inundation in Albemarle Sound o Onshore flow creating moderate to locally major coastal flooding in the Chesapake Bay and tidal rivers Friday and through the weekend. o Tropical storm wind, especailly in gusts, across northeast Northeast North Carolina and SE VA. This wind combined with the heavy rainfall will cause trees to be downed. o Heavy rainfall possibly dangerous flooding, especially across far southern VA and NE NC. Please do not hesitate to contact the office if you have any questions. Regards, NWS Wakefield -Perquimans County remains under a Tropical Storm Warning and Storm Surge Warning. -While a southerly shift has taken place in the updated forecast, we should still expect Tropical Storm conditions begining late day Thursday through Saturday. -Current projections show 4-6" of rain for Perquimans, with locally heavier amounts possible. -The Perquimans County, Town of Hertford and Town of Winfall State of Emergency has the following effects on residents: *There will be a curfew effective Thursday and Friday nights from 8:00 pm to 6:00 am, excluding Highway 17 traffic. *All liquor, beer and wine sales will stop at 8:00 pm on Thursday. *Residents will not be allowed to purchase firearms, ammunition or explosives. *A voluntary evacuation of low lying or manufactured homes. Residents are urged to evacuate to a safe location with relatives or friends. -A General Population Shelter is now open for residents at the Perquimans County High School Gym (411 South Edenton Road Street - Hertford, NC). -All County offices and Town of Hertford offices will be closing at Noon on Thursday and remain closed on Friday. -Perquimans County Schools are closed Thursday and Friday. -Emergency Management will notify residents of changing conditions through Code Red Reverse 911 calls and the Perquimans County Emergency Services Facebook page. -Perquimans County Emergency Services

This is the latest information that we have from the Perquimans County Emergency Management. The Sheriff's Office will continue to provide services to the citizens of Perquimans County. Please keep in mind that response could be delayed due to conditions arising from the storm. We ask everyone to be responsible and be safe. -Below and attached is the latest forecast from the National Weather Service for Hurricane Florence. -Perquimans County is currently under a Tropical Storm Warning and Storm Surge Warning. -A southerly shift has taken place in the updated forecast. As the forecast confidence improves, changes to current State of Emergency may be needed. -The Perquimans County, Town of Hertford and Town of Winfall State of Emergency has the following effects on residents: *There will be a curfew effective nightly, Thursday through Saturday, from 8:00 pm to 6:00 am, excluding Highway 17 traffic. *All liquor, beer and wine sales will stop at 8:00 pm on Thursday. *Residents will not be allowed to purchase firearms, ammunition or explosives. -A voluntary evacuation of low lying or manufactured homes. Residents are urged to evacuate to a safe location with relatives or friends. -A General Population Shelter will be opened for residents at the Perquimans County High School Gym at 5:00 pm on Wednesday. -Emergency Management will notify residents of changing conditions