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Courts

  • Ocean Isle Beach Crime Report

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

    •Larceny on East Second Street; unknown suspect stole a UPS package containing a coat and sweatpants from a doorstep.

  • Two arrested for drug trafficking; drug agents seize $75,400 worth of cocaine

    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit seized more than $75,000 in cocaine from a Supply man last week.

    According to a sheriff’s office press release, just after 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, drug agents arrived at a home on Zane Way in Supply to execute a search warrant.

    When drug agents arrived, Justin Dior Newsome, 22, of 197 Zane Way, was allegedly seen running out the front door. He allegedly had more than 9 ounces of powder cocaine on him.

  • District Court Docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over three days of District Criminal Court on Nov. 26 and Dec. 1 and 2 in Bolivia.

    Wednesday, Nov. 26

    Judge Marion R. Warren presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Michelle Warth:

    Cynthia Danielle Allen, fictitious/canceled/revoked registration card/tag, voluntarily dismissed.

    Carl Henry Alston, unsealed wine/liquor in passenger area.

    Vernita J. Anderson, improper equipment, costs.

  • Second arrest in vending machine break-ins

    Second arrest in vending machine break-ins

    BY LAURA LEWIS

    STAFF WRITER

    SUNSET BEACH—A second person has been arrested in connection with a recent spate of coin-operated vending machine break-ins.

    Dean Michael Newman, 19, of 718 Magnolia Drive in Sunset Beach, was charged with four counts of breaking into the machines.

    He was in Brunswick County Detention Center on $4,000 bond.

  • SHALLOTTE CRIME REPORT

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

    •Police charged Jamie Keelan Oxendine, 22, of 181 Cumbee Road, Supply, with breaking and entering, two counts of larceny and auto larceny. He was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center and placed on a $100,000 unsecured bond.

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

    •Property damage on Grandiflora Drive; suspect struck victim’s mailbox, damaging it.

    •Larceny on New Pointe Boulevard; suspect stole merchandise from Walmart.

    •Larceny on Bridle Wood Court; suspect stole money, jewelry and medication from victim’s residence.

  • 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.

    Officers with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Enforcement Team answered 19 calls last week, issued 16 uniformed citations and 24 total charges. Officers issued six drug charges.

  • 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 sheriff’s office arrest reports, are:

    •Joel Vereen, 49, of 5291 Marlowe Road, Ash; charged with possession of a schedule II controlled substance.

    •Roger Odell Vaught, 40, of 2072 Ward Road NW, Longwood; charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver cocaine, possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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

    •Property damage on Ploof Road in Leland; suspect threw rocks at victim’s car window.

    •Larceny on Shadow Circle Drive in Ash; suspect took mail from victim’s mailbox.

    •Breaking and entering, larceny and identity theft on Old Shallotte Road in Shallotte; suspect entered victim’s vehicle, stole items and used victim’s credit card.

  • 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.