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SUNSET BEACH—A rash of recent break-ins has Sunset Beach police urging people to be mindful about locking their vehicles and homes.
Each of three houses that were broken into had unlocked doors and windows, Sunset Beach Detective Joe Smith said. A vehicle that was broken into on Indigo Circle was also unlocked.
Smith advises the public to lock vehicles and make sure all windows and doors on their homes are locked as well. Another important thing owners can do is keep a log of make, model and serial numbers of all valuable items, he said.
Break-ins and thefts of flat-screen TVs were reported Nov. 27 at an address on East Main Street (unlocked door) and Nov. 28 on West Main Street and Second Street (unlocked windows in both incidents).
Additional break-ins/thefts were reported as follows.
Larceny, North Sunset Boulevard, Nov. 29.
Breaking-and/or-entering and larceny, Pineview Drive (storage shed lock cut), Nov. 30.
Breaking and/or entering motor vehicle and larceny (unlocked vehicle), Indigo Circle, Dec. 4.
Breaking and/or entering and larceny, Hickory Drive, Dec. 7 (storage shed lock cut).
Breaking and/or entering and larceny, East Main Street, Dec. 7 (storage door pried open).
Sunset Beach police also made the following arrests in the past week:
Stephen Lee Collins, 60, of 6723 Roberta Road, Ocean Isle Beach, was charged Dec. 9 with DWI.
Dakota Whitman Reiswig, 18, of 1837 Bricklanding Road, Shallotte, was charged Dec. 8 with DWI.
Ronnie Daniel Suggs, 34, of 1616 Village Point Road, Shallotte, was charged Dec. 3 with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.