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  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office K-9 Roundup

    The K-9 enforcement team answers calls, conducts driver’s license checkpoints and assists with other agencies when K-9s are needed.

    From June 15-21, deputies with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Enforcement Team answered 18 calls, made eight drug arrests and wrote eight uniform citations.

    The following suspects were charged:

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office ACE roundup

    The Aggressive Criminal Enforcement (ACE) Team is a support unit, whose primary functions are traffic enforcement and assisting in the apprehension of drug traffickers in the county. The ACE team conducts driving while impaired and driver’s license checkpoints, as well as street-level investigations on controlled substances.

    The ACE team works with the sheriff’s office K-9 Enforcement Team and Drug Enforcement Unit to apprehend narcotics suspects as well as saturating hot spots where criminal activity is reported.

  • Financial card thefts in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—Police are investigating two reports of financial card fraud and theft reported last week.

    A Raleigh man reported on June 15 his financial card was not returned at a local eating establishment. The card later was used by a suspect in the Supply area.

    Another man from Concord reported his financial card also was not returned after he had dined at another eatery in the county.

  • District Court Docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on June 10, 11, 12 and 15 in Bolivia.

    Wednesday, June 10

    Judge Jerry A. Jolly presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk and Lisa Quick:

  • Child hit by car in Ocean Isle Beach

    A 10-year-old boy was struck by a car in Ocean Isle Beach last Thursday.

    According to the Ocean Isle Beach Police Department, the driver of a 2005 Honda was traveling west on East Second Street when the boy ran out in front of the car and was struck.

    The boy sustained injuries, and was taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center by Brunswick County EMS, according to the traffic report.

    Police say neither speed nor alcohol was involved in the accident, and the driver was not at fault. No charges are pending.

  • SHALLOTTE CRIME REPORT

    Shallotte police charged the following people and investigated the following incidents last week.

    •Police charged Michael Kelly McPaul, 34, of 7611 Swamp Fox Hwy. E., Tabor City, with possession of drug paraphernalia. He was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center and placed on a $2,000 secured bond.

    •Police charged Donald Richardson Porterfield, 46, 120 N.E. 7th St., Oak Island, with shoplifting. He was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center and placed on a $500 secured bond.

  • ACE team roundup

    The Aggressive Criminal Enforcement (ACE) Team is a support unit whose primary functions are traffic enforcement and assisting in the apprehension of drug traffickers in the county. The ACE team conducts driver’s license checkpoints, as well as street-level investigations on controlled substances.

    The ACE team works with the sheriff’s office K-9 Enforcement Team and Drug Enforcement Unit to apprehend narcotics suspects as well as saturating hot spots where criminal activity is reported.

  • Holden Beach crime report

    The Holden Beach Police Department investigated the following incidents from May 1 through June 12. All information is taken directly from incident reports.

    •Larceny of $300 in money/cash on High Point Street reported May 9. Police report the case has been closed. The victim is seeking civil restitution.

    •Suspicious death May 12 on beach strand. Incident was ruled a suicide. Weapon has been found, according to police.

    •Larceny from buildings on Heron Court reported May 21; suspect took sports and recreation equipment valued at $500.

  • Crime report

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies investigated the following incidents last week, which are taken directly from sheriff’s office incident reports:

    •Breaking and entering and larceny on Evergreen Drive in Supply; suspect caused damage to back door and took a DVD player/VCR and a radio.

    •Breaking and entering and larceny on White Oak Drive in Ocean Isle Beach.

    •Property damage on Woodlands Way in Calabash; suspect hit a golf ball into a window.

  • K-9 Report

    The K-9 Enforcement team answers calls, conducts driver’s license checkpoints and assists with other agencies when K-9s are needed.

    Deputies recently answered 25 calls, made five drug arrests, wrote 10 uniform citations and issued 17 warning citations.

    Driver’s license checkpoints were conducted on Hickman Road, Holden Beach Road, Midway Road, Long Beach Road, Ash Little River Road and Blue Banks Loop.