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  • 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:

    •Suspicious fire on Beach Drive in Calabash; fire started on inside and outside of structure.

    •Larceny of mail on Ashfield Place; suspect took mail from victim’s mailbox.

    •Breaking and entering on Maco Road; suspect entered victims’ home and stole money, TVs, jewelry and a safe.

  • Holden Beach police report

    Holden Beach Police officers investigated the following incidents and charged the following suspects from Jan. 20-Feb. 9. All information is taken directly from citations and arrest reports.

    •James Edward Townsend, 53, of 238 Brunswick Ave., Holden Beach; charged with parole and probation violations. After police stopped Townsend for expired registration, they determined he was wanted by the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office in Texas with full extradition. Townsend was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center and placed on a $40,000 secured bond.

  • Ocean Isle Beach Crime Report

    The Ocean Isle Beach Police Department investigated the following incidents last week. All information is taken directly from incident/investigation reports.

    •Breaking and entering, larceny and property damage on East First Street. Suspect stole a 42-inch plasma TV and left burns in the carpet from cigarette ash.

    •Breaking and entering and property damage on East First Street. Subject damaged an exterior door and frame while breaking into a home.

  • SHALLOTTE CRIME REPORT

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

    •Police charged Robert Leslie Hines, 42, of 1154 Hale Swamp Road, Shallotte, with breaking and entering, larceny from a motor vehicle and auto larceny. He was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center and placed on a $30,000 secured bond.

    •Police charged Janice Marie Fullwood, 38, of 419 Starboard Knoll Road, Shallotte, with driving while impaired and simple assault at Walmart. She was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center.

  • S.T.O.P.P.E.D. Teen Driving Program developed to keep teen drivers safe

    On behalf of the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office, local police departments, and the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, Brunswick County Sheriff John Ingram recently announced a new teen-driving program in Brunswick County named S.T.O.P.P.E.D.

    It stands for “Sheriff’s & Police Telling Our Parents & Promoting Educated Drivers.”

    This new program is aimed at reducing the number of young drivers involved in auto accidents through voluntary parental notification.

  • Thefts investigated in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—Police investigated home and car break-ins and thefts of items reported in the past week.

    Feb. 8—Someone entered a vehicle through an open window on Park Road, taking a Simplicity vacuum cleaner, Oxycodone and Celebrex.

    Feb. 7—Three cameras and eight Xbox games were stolen after someone entered through an unlocked window at a house on Water Oak Wynd.

    Feb. 6—An attempted breaking and entering was reported at another residence on Water Oak Wynd.

  • Ocean Isle Beach crime report

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

    • Larceny of household items and breaking and entering on Driftwood Street. Suspect entered home and removed 12 towels, five washcloths, two three-quart pots, one six-quart pot, one marble roller, five spoons and one box of kitchen bags.

    • Larceny of propeller and Penn rod. Suspect took a stainless propeller and fishing pole, totaling $750.

  • 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 Jan. 26-Feb.1, deputies with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Enforcement Team answered 18 calls, issued eight uniformed citations and made six drug arrests.

    K-9 deputies set up driver’s license checkpoints in the following areas: Gray Bridge Road, N.C. 133, Stone Chimney Road, Mount Pisgah Road and Lincoln Road.

  • 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, driver’s license and criminal information 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:

    •Counterfeit bill at the Brunswick County Tax Office; suspect tried to pass a counterfeit $100 bill.

    •Breaking and entering on Egret Drive in Supply; suspect took pump out of victim’s pump house and damaged a window on front door.

    •Breaking and entering and breaking and entering to a motor vehicle on Compass Pointe; suspect broke into four vehicles and four trailers.