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  • Mail thefts reported in Sea Trail

    Sunset Beach police are investigating a spate of mail thefts reported last week in Sea Trail.

    Six residents of Ricemill Circle, Forest Creek Road, Baroney Place and Crooked Gulley Circle reported mail was removed from their mailboxes sometime Friday, Oct. 17.

    Items reported stolen included bank checks, a DVD, and birthday and Halloween cards. One victim reported someone used his mail to fraudulently apply for a credit card in the victim's name.

    Most of the victims are retirees.

     

     

  • 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.

    •Larceny of mail on Topsail Court in Carolina Shores; suspect drove up to victim’s mailbox and removed mail.

    •Obtaining property by false pretenses; suspect used victim’s ATM card.

    •Larceny of mail on Topsail in Carolina Shores; suspect drove up to victim’s mailbox and removed mail.

  • 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:

    •Teri Lynn Moore, 47, of 490 Village Road, Leland; charged with felony possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    •Michael George Florence, 19, of 14201 Leafield Drive, Midlothian, Va.; charged with possession of ½ ounce of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Sheriff's office 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 41 calls last week, issued 16 uniformed citations and 31 total charges. K-9 officers set up driver’s license checkpoints in the following areas: Cedar Hill Road, Hickman Road, Lincoln School Road, Gray Bridge Road, Sunset Harbor Road, Stone Chimney Road and Lincoln Road.

  • Desk clerk charged with rape in Shallotte

    Shallotte police on Saturday charged a hotel desk clerk at the Comfort Inn with rape after a woman staying there accused him of sexually assaulting her.

    At 2:22 a.m. Saturday, police responded to a report of a sexual assault at the motel on Whiteville Road. The victim identified the clerk at the front desk as her attacker. Police found pictures of the victim on the suspect’s camera, according to the incident report.

  • District Court Docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on Oct. 8, 9, 10, 13 and 14 in Bolivia.

    Wednesday, Oct. 8

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

    Hugh Preston Absher, improper equipment, costs.

  • Brunswick County grand jury returns indictments

    A Brunswick County grand jury under the direction of Judge Ola Lewis with prosecutor Rex Gore and courtroom clerk Kay Fowler returned the following indictments during a Superior Court session on Oct. 6:

    Patsy Mae Davis, 52, of 5450 Delco Prosper Road , Delco; felony maintain vehicle/dwelling/place controlled substance, felony possession with intent to manufacture/sell schedule IV controlled substance, felony sell/deliver schedule IV controlled substance.

  • District Court Docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over two days of District Criminal Court on Oct. 6 and 7 in Bolivia.

    Monday, Oct. 6

    Judge William F. Fairley presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerks Michelle Warth and Lisa Quick:

    Robin Leigh Atkinson, operate vehicle no insurance, fictitious/canceled/revoked registration card/tag, fail to surrender title/registration card/tag, failure to reduce speed, all voluntarily dismissed.

  • DISTRICT COURT DOCKET

    The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on Sept. 17, 18, 19, 22 and 23 in Bolivia.

    Wednesday, Sept. 17

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

    Angela R. Ballengee, drink beer/wine while driving, DWI, expired/no inspection sticker, all voluntarily dismissed.

  • DISTRICT COURT DOCKET

    The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on Aug. Sept. 10, 11, 12 and 15 in Bolivia.

    Wednesday, Sept. 10

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

    Kenneth Franklin Adcox, fail to wear seat belt/driver, voluntarily dismissed.

    Wesley Keith Adkins, fail to secure passenger under 16, costs.

    Jacob Aaron Akers, speeding 58 in a 45 zone, prayer for judgment continued and costs; expired/no inspection sticker, voluntarily dismissed.