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Courts

  • Sunset Beach police investigate thefts, break-ins

    SUNSET BEACH—Police are investigating several break-ins and thefts reported in the past week.

    On June 8, a Sony Cybershot camera, Magellan global positioning system and $15 in currency were reported stolen in a car break-in on Marlin Street.

    On June 6, a 32-inch Vizio flat screen TV was reported stolen following a house break-in on East Main Street.

  • Drug agents, K-9 and ACE deputies team up for checkpoint

    Three divisions of the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office recently teamed up for a driver’s license checkpoint that yielded several drug arrests.

    Last Friday, June 5, deputies with the sheriff’s office Aggressive Criminal Enforcement (ACE) team, K-9 Enforcement Team and the Drug Enforcement Unit had a driver’s license checkpoint on U.S. 17.

    The following suspects were charged following the checkpoint:

    •Chetan Reddy, 28, of Chapel Hill; charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • 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 June 1:

    Amy Nichole Bell, 30, of 5002 Glen Cove Drive, Southport; felony obtain property false pretense, felony obtain controlled substance by fraud/forgery, felony breaking and/or entering, felony larceny.

    Steven James Bell, 30, of 2301 E. Yacht Drive, Oak Island; felony breaking and/or entering, felony larceny.

  • District Court Docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on May 27, 28, 29 and June 1 in Bolivia.

    Wednesday, May 27

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

    Geri Lynn Ashcraft, shoplifting concealment goods, Brunswick County Jail 10 days active with credit for time served.

    Phillip John Autwell, possession marijuana up to one-half ounce, voluntarily dismissed.

    Tina Ransom Avant, exceeding posted speed, prayer for judgment continued.

  • Ocean Isle Beach Crime Report

    The Ocean Isle Beach Police Department investigated a larceny and breaking and entering at Lee Street this week. According to the police report, a suspect stole $665 worth of hard liquor and household goods and $26 cash.

  • K-9 recovers state trooper's lost firearm

    A Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Officer and his dog successfully tracked a lost weapon Monday afternoon.

    But unlike most weapons recovery tracks, K-9 officer Brian Carlisle and his K-9 Dicky tracked the lost gun for another officer.

  • District Court Docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on May 20, 21, 22 and 26 in Bolivia.

    Wednesday, May 20

    Judge William F. Fairley presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerks and Lisa Quick and Michelle Warth:

    Michelle Nicole Ahearn, speeding 67 in a 55 zone, prayer for judgment continued.

    Andrea Elizabeth Allen, unsafe movement, voluntarily dismissed.

    Neil Allicock, improper equipment, costs; possession open container/consume alcohol passenger area, voluntarily dismissed.

  • SHALLOTTE CRIME REPORT

    Shallotte Police charged the following people and investigated the following incidents last week:

    •Solicitation of prostitution at Jumpin’ Java; someone reported a woman soliciting people in the parking lot.

    •Police charged Shawn John Goodspeed, 29, of 247 W. North, Carlisle, Pa., with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of Diazepam. He was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center.

    •Police charged Eric Vincent Mills, 26, of 520 Highland Court, Carlisle Pa., with drunk and disruptive.

  • 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.

  • 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 May 25-31, deputies with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Enforcement Team answered 21 calls and wrote 13 uniform citations, including driving while license revoked, no operator’s license, revoked registration, child restraint violations and drug charges.