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Courts

  • 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.

  • Crime report

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

    •Vandalism on Flicker Road in Shallotte; suspects spray-painted “Crip” on victim’s garage door.

    •Larceny of a motor vehicle on Cedar Grove Road in Supply; suspect stole victim’s vehicle.

    •Armed robbery and assault on Walker Street in Leland; two black males came in with small pistols and stole money.

  • Holden Beach crime report

    Holden Beach Police officers made the following arrests and investigated the following incidents. All information is taken from incident and/or arrest reports.

    •Breaking and entering, larceny and vandalism on Ocean Boulevard East on Dec. 5; suspect climbed through victim’s open bathroom window and damaged a boat paddle with painting wall ornament.

    •Breaking and entering and larceny on South Shore Drive on Dec. 10; suspect entered victim’s home and stole a digital camera.

  • K-9 Report

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

    Officers with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Enforcement Team answered 22 calls Dec. 8-14, issued 12 uniformed citations and 20 total charges.

    K-9 officers set up driver’s license checkpoints in the following areas: Old Fayetteville Road, Lincoln Road, Green Swamp Road, N.C. 179, U.S. 17 and Midway Road.

  • Leland Crime Report

    Leland police officers charged the following people and investigated the following incidents last week. All information is taken directly from patrol activity reports.

    •Larceny on New Pointe Boulevard; Keisha Simone Bagley, 18, and Alisha Monique Bagley, 24, both of 901 Dickson Road, Riegelwood, were cited for shoplifting from Walmart.

    •Connie Gatlin Patrick, 52, of 888 Village Road, Leland, was arrested and charged with driving while impaired.