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Courts

  • District Court Docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on Sept. 23, 24, 28 and 29 in Bolivia.

    Wednesday, Sept. 23

    Marion R. Warren presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerks Jennifer Hearn and Lisa Quick:

    Dina Agee, improper equipment, expired registration card/tag, both voluntarily dismissed.

    Kristin J. Alexander, improper equipment, costs.

  • Sunset Beach police investigate break-ins

    SUNSET BEACH—Police investigated recent break-ins reported on the Sunset Beach island.

    A breaking and entering was reported Sept. 29 at a residence on East Main Street. The perpetrators gained entry by breaking out a side glass door with a gas cylinder bottle. Stolen were a widescreen LCD television and a DVD/VCR.

    A break-in was reported Oct. 1 on Canal Drive. Someone broke out a sliding glass door to gain entry. It is not known whether anything is missing.

  • 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.

    K-9 deputies answered 13 calls, wrote 12 uniform citations and made 11 drug arrests.

    The following suspects were charged. All information is taken directly from arrest reports and citations.

    •Jamal Antonio London, 23, of 1207 Mears St., Wilmington; charged with possession of ½ ounce or less of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office crime report

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

    •Identity theft on Maco Road in Leland; suspect forged victim’s check.

    •Larceny of a motor vehicle and larceny of a firearm on Long Bow Court in Leland; suspect stole victim’s vehicle, which had a firearm in it.

    •Injury to personal property on Woodlands Way in Calabash; suspect scratched victim’s vehicle.

  • 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.

  • S.C. woman to be charged with hit-and-run incidents in Calabash

    CALABASH—A woman faces multiple charges after a newspaper box and mailboxes were knocked down by a vehicle Tuesday in Calabash.

    Donna June White-Hetland, 54, who gave a North Myrtle Beach, S.C., address, will be charged after the morning incidents at a local convenience store and along Thomasboro Road, state trooper J.L. Reeves said.

    Charges are pending after a Brunswick Beacon newspaper box was damaged by a vehicle with North Carolina tags around 9:30 a.m. at the Minute Man store at the corner of Beach Drive and Old Georgetown Road.

  • Man sentenced to 84-103 years for sex offense on a child

    A jury convicted Norman Ray Roberts III on 16 counts of first-degree sex offense on a child under the age of 13 Tuesday in Brunswick County Superior Court.

    According to a press release from the district attorney’s office, Superior Court Judge Ola Lewis sentenced Roberts to 84-103 years in the North Carolina Department of Corrections.

    Roberts was arrested in April 2007, and had been in the Brunswick County Detention Center since that time. Assistant district attorney Meredith Everhart was the prosecutor on the case.

  • District Court Docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on Sept. 16, 17, 21 and 22 in Bolivia.

    Wednesday, Sept. 16

    Marion R. Warren presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk and Jennifer Hearn:

    Christopher James Allen, carrying concealed gun, voluntarily dismissed, complied with deferred prosecution.

    Matthew James Bawden, misdemeanor breaking or entering, voluntarily dismissed.

  • Grand jury indictments

    The Brunswick County Grand Jury under the direction of Judge Ola Lewis with prosecutor Rex Gore and courtroom clerk Michelle Warth returned the following indictments during a Superior Court session on Sept. 14:

    Cooper lee Anderson, 44, of 3881 Central Ave., Shallotte; felony indecent liberties with child, felony first-degree sex offense with child.

    Mark Slade Andrews, 36, of 5138 Nesting Lane, Ocean Isle Beach; seven counts felony statutory rape/sex offense, four counts felony indecent liberties with child.

  • SHALLOTTE CRIME REPORT

    Shallotte police charged the following people and investigated the following incidents during the past week. The information is taken directly from police reports.

    •Police charged James Douglas Smith, 35, of 5680 Fieldview Trail, Ash, with safecracking and larceny. He was taken to Brunswick County Detention Center on a $5,000 secured bond.

    •Police charged Lynn Carlisle, 52, of 5201 Mill Branch Road, Ash, with driving while impaired at the intersection of Big Neck Road and N.C. 130. She was taken to Brunswick County Detention Center.