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Courts

  • K-9 Enforcement Team roundup

    The K-9 enforcement team answers calls, conducts driver’s license checkpoints and assists with other agencies when K-9s are needed.

    Deputies with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Enforcement Team from Dec. 15-21 answered 21 calls, issued 20 uniformed citations and 25 total charges.

  • Agressive Criminal Enforcement Team 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.

  • SHALLOTTE CRIME REPORT

    Shallotte police charged the following people and investigated the following incidents last week. All information is taken directly from police reports.

    •Three instances of forgery and uttering at Bank of America; suspect removed victims’ mail and used the information to forge three $1,500 checks. The case was turned over to federal investigators.

    •Breaking and entering and larceny from residence on Village Road; suspect pried open a window of victim’s house and stole $950 in cash and thousands of dollars worth of jewelry.

  • Holden Beach police report

    Holden Beach Police last week investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests. All information is taken directly from incident/investigation and arrest reports.

    •Burglary and larceny on Saltation Court on Dec. 21; suspect broke victim’s window with a lawn mower blade, entered the home and stole a plasma TV and a Nintendo game system.

    •Donald Allan Reece, 37, of 913 Jordan Road, Autryville; charged with driving while license revoked, a child safety seat violation and present revoked license.

  • Two arrested for armed robbery; more charges expected

    Sheriff’s deputies have arrested and charged two men with armed robbery, and more arrests are expected.

    Montreal Greene, 21, of 115 South 10th St., Wilmington, was charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon and felony conspiracy. Parish Kejuan McNeil, 18, of 606 Wooster St., Wilmington, was charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and felony conspiracy.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office detective Sgt. Steve Mason said more arrests are expected for a Dec. 19 robbery on Walker Street in Leland.

  • Grand jury indictments for Dec. 1

    The Brunswick County Grand Jury under the direction of Judge Knox Jenkins with prosecutor Rex Gore and courtroom clerk Kay Fowler returned the following indictments during a Superior Court session on Dec. 1:

    Janet Marie Bost, 35, of 10168 Pine Bark Place SE, Leland; felony embezzlement, felony financial card fraud, felony accessing computers.

    Jaquan D’Angelo Brooks, 21, of 4491 Maple Hill Road, Shallotte; felony assault with deadly weapon with intent to kill or inflict serious injury, felony discharge weapon occupants property serious bodily injury.

  • Drug roundup

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

  • Bolivia man indicted in mortgage fraud scheme

    A Bolivia man is one of five people indicted federally in a mortgage fraud scheme.

    On Nov. 19, a federal grand jury returned criminal indictments on Stanley Garfield Williams Jr., 37, of Bolivia and four other suspects, charging each suspect with conspiring to commit wire fraud and mail fraud, aiding and abetting wire fraud and conspiring to money launder, according to a U.S. Attorney’s Office press release.

  • Break-ins, party investigated in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—Local police investigated a house break-in and possible party reported Dec. 13 on the Sunset Beach Island.

    The incident was reported at 426 39th Street.

    “Apparently, teens used the house to have a large party,” Sunset Beach Deputy Police Chief Steve Smith said.

    The incident is still under investigation.

    “Right now, we’re sorting out who was there,” Smith said, adding there may be possible breaking and entering and property damage charges.

  • ACE team 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.