Fort Raleigh National Historic Site seeks help solving recent crimes

Image from 2021 of the National Park Service Arrowhead that was stolen from entrance to Fort Raleigh National Historic Site on March 13, 2023. [NPS/Kurt Moses]

National Park Service employees and partners over the past several weeks have noticed an increase in vandalism, theft and attempted theft of government property at Fort Raleigh National Historic Site (Fort Raleigh).

Fort Raleigh seeks assistance from anyone who may have information leading to the identification of the suspect(s) or to the safe return of the stolen items.

Recent illegal activity

March 24, 2023
Vandalism and an attempted theft occurred within Fort Raleigh’s Waterside Theatre.

March 13, 2023
A National Park Service Arrowhead was stolen from the entrance to Fort Raleigh.

Feb. 27, 2023
An attempted break-in during the overnight hours occurred at a Fort Raleigh building. Due to the activation of an alarm system, the individual(s) did not gain entry to the building.

If you have any information regarding theft of government signs or attempted break-ins at Fort Raleigh, contact Deputy Chief Ranger Mike Henry at

As a reminder, Fort Raleigh visitors and neighbors may report illegal or suspicious activity to Dare County dispatch at 252-473-3444.