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Courts

  • SHALLOTTE CRIME REPORT

    Shallotte Police investigated the following incidents during the past week.

    •Vandalism on Country Club Drive; suspect broke glass on victim’s garage door.

    •Defrauding shopkeeper at Osaka; suspect did not pay for a meal valued at $19.90.

    •Defrauding shopkeeper at Zeng’s Garden. Suspect left without paying for a $9.89 meal.

  • Break-ins, thefts reported in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—Town police investigated recent home and car break-ins and thefts reported in both mainland and island residential areas of Sunset Beach.

    On Sept. 4, two houses were reported broken into on Dolphin Street and 33rd Street on the Sunset Beach island.

    A 14-volt Coleman four-piece tool kit with drill, reciprocating circular saw and light plus a toolbox full of hand tools were reported stolen in the Dolphin Street incident.

    Fishing equipment and alcoholic beverages were reported stolen in the break-in on 33rd Street.

  • 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 18 uniform citations and made 14 drug arrests.

    In addition to participating in the “Hands Across the Border” checkpoint on the state line, K-9 deputies set up a driver’s license checkpoint on Northwest Road.

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

  • 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.

  • Fourteen arrested during 'Hands Across the Border' DWI checkpoint

    Fourteen suspects were arrested last Friday night, charged with driving while impaired during this year’s Hands Across the Border driving while impaired checkpoint.  The multi-agency checkpoint was conducted in conjunction with the Governor’s Highway Safety Booze It and Lose It campaign.

  • 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:

    •Larceny on Oak Crest Drive in Southport; suspect walked into victim’s yard and stole a 4-wheeler.

    •Breaking and entering to a motor vehicle and larceny on Sabbath Home Drive in Supply; suspect entered victim’s vehicle and stole a firearm and clothing.

  • Two arrested for stealing, cashing lottery tickets

    Two men have been arrested and charged with stealing lottery tickets, rifles and Tasers from an area business.

    According to a sheriff’s office incident reports, more than $6,000 in lottery tickets, guns and Tasers were reported stolen from a Ridge Way, Shallotte business.

    Brian Anthony Armakotvitch, 25, of 259 Suburban St., Shallotte, was arrested Sept. 4, and charged with breaking and entering, larceny and 10 counts of obtaining property by false pretenses for cashing the stolen lottery tickets.

    A second suspect was also charged.

  • Ocean Isle Beach Crime Report

    The Ocean Isle Beach Police Department investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week. All information is taken directly from police incident reports.

    •Parasail boating accident on the east end of the island.

    •Breaking and entering and larceny at Dolorosa Boulevard; suspect entered home and removed canister vacuum and its power hose and wand.

    •Larceny at the Causeway Inn; suspect stole a digital camera and memory card.

  • Shallotte resident charged in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—A Shallotte man was arrested Saturday and charged with the theft of a DVD player from a car.

    Sunset Beach Police Detective Woody Dunn charged David Colin Hernandez, 39, of 3005 High Meadows Dr., Shallotte, with breaking and entering to an automobile and felony larceny.

    Earlier in the day, at 12:30 p.m., a Sony in-dash flip-out DVD player was reported stolen from a car. The player was valued at $1,250 and damages were estimated at $1,500.

  • District Court Docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on Aug. 19, 20, 21 and 24 in Bolivia.

    Wednesday, Aug. 19

    Napoleon B. Barefoot Jr. presided over the following cases with prosecutor Gina Essey and courtroom clerk and Lisa Quick:

    William Lord Abbott, improper equipment, costs.

    Robin M. Alexander, exceeding safe speed, voluntarily dismissed.

    Brian James Allen, expired registration card/tag, voluntarily dismissed.

    April Poole Anderson, improper equipment, costs.