High Country Crime Stoppers
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High Country Crime Stoppers serves the Avery County and Watauga County areas of the North Carolina High Country aiding local law enforcement.
We pay rewards for information which leads to the arrests of wanted persons, recovery of stolen property, and the seizure of drugs. You do not have to reveal your identity and you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.
Anyone with information is asked to contact High Country Crime Stoppers at (828)268-6959/(828)737-0125. You may also submit a tip online here or Text ''NCTIP plus your tip'' to 274637 (CRIMES).
High Country Crime Stoppers relies on cooperation between local law-enforcement, the media, and the community to provide a flow of information about crime and criminals. Tips can be submitted by telephone, this website, or text messaging.
If you submit a tip by telephone, the calls are received at the Watauga County and Avery County Crime Stoppers tips-line phone. This phone is a dedicated Crime Stoppers phone which allows you to remain anonymous. The law enforcement dispatcher receiving the information makes notes and gives the caller an ID number. The caller provides a unique ID to the dispatcher to be used to reference the caller when a reward is paid. The information and tipster ID number is then passed on to an investigating officer.