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Courts

  • Man sought for theft by deception at Sunset Beach convenience store

    SUNSET BEACH—Police are investigating a theft by deception incident reported Sept. 24 at a convenience store on Seaside Road.

    The store is out $109 after a man entered the store and told the cashier the store’s owner, whom he referred to by name, had authorized him to cash a prepaid American Express card there. He gave the clerk a sealed envelope in exchange for cash. The card turned out to be fraudulent and the clerk found she had been scammed, police said.

    A similar incident happened recently in Shallotte, police said.

  • 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 crime report

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

    •Property damage in Stevenson Mobile Home Park in Supply; suspect broke glass out of victim’s front window.

    •Breaking and entering to a motor vehicle on Heirloom Drive in Leland; suspect stole victim’s CD player from vehicle.

    •Fraud on Pike Circle in Bolivia; suspect used victim’s name and Social Security card.

  • 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 15 calls, wrote 12 uniform citations and made 19 drug arrests.

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

    •Joe Maurice David, 24, of 313 Mears St., Wilmington; charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • District court docket

     The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on Sept. 9, 10, 11, 14 and 15 in Bolivia.

    Wednesday, Sept. 9

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

    Sarah Elizabeth Allen, probation violation, admits, Brunswick County Jail 45 days active with seven days credit for time served; probation violation, admits, Brunswick County Jail 10 days active, sentences to run concurrent.

    Cullen E. Arendale, indecent exposure, voluntarily dismissed.

  • Ring, van recovered in Sunset Beach following thefts

    SUNSET BEACH—Police are investigating the theft of a 1½-carat diamond ring valued at $14,000 and gold wedding band reported stolen Sept. 8 from a residence on Discovery Lake Drive.

    The diamond ring has since been recovered and charges are pending, Sunset Beach Deputy Chief Steve Smith said.

    On Sept. 9, Sunset Beach police recovered a vehicle reported stolen from Westbrook Avenue.

    The vehicle, a white 1993 GMC van, was found next to a pond behind Ingram Planetarium. The vehicle had been purchased by a man at the Habitat store, Smith said.

  • Shallotte man charged with Sunset Beach break-ins

    SUNSET BEACH—A Shallotte man was arrested Sept. 16 and charged with recent break-ins and thefts on the Sunset Beach island.

    Matt Earl Shreve, 34, was charged with felony breaking and entering, three counts felony auto breaking and entering and larceny. A warrant has been issued for a female who has not yet been arrested.

    Shreve is charged in connection with car break-ins reported Sept. 17 and 18 on First Street, 28th Street and Main Street as well as a house break-in on 33rd Street.

    Change and hanging plant baskets were reported stolen in the car break-ins.

  • 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 drug report

    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit made the following arrests last week. The suspects and their charges, which are taken directly from arrest reports and citations, are:

    •Floyd Henry McDonald Jr., 23, of 811 Martin St., Wilmington; charged with obtaining property by false pretences and misdemeanor larceny. McDonald took money from a drug agent for a controlled buy and did not return with the marijuana.

  • 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 8 calls, wrote three uniform citations and made seven drug arrests.

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

    •William Dean Hewett, 42, of 6514 Myrtle Grove Road Lot 39, Wilmington; charged with possession of ½ ounce or less of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.