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Courts

  • 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 83 calls last week, issued 13 uniformed citations and 18 total charges. K-9 officers set up driver’s license checkpoints in the following areas: Holden Beach Road, Sea Pines, Stone Chimney Road, Shell Point Road, Lincoln Road, Cedar Grove Road.

  • 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:

    •Brandon Mikulec, 17, of 351 Catawba Road, Southport; charged with conspiracy to sell/deliver marijuana, possession of ½ ounce or less of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Crime report

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

    •Breaking and entering on Croft Point Lane in Leland; suspect opened victim’s car door and stole change out of an ashtray.

    •Larceny of a credit card and credit card fraud on Bostic Place in Shallotte; suspect removed victim’s credit card from her purse and made purchases at various area stores and gas stations.

  • Supply woman charged with trafficking

    Shallotte Police charged Ava Bellamy Maree, 50, of 3530 Windy Point Road, Supply, with trafficking opium at Thomas Drugs in Shallotte on Oct. 21.

    The responding officer also confiscated a crack pipe in her possession.

    Maree was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center, and released Monday night on a $50,000 unsecured bond.

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

  • 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:

    Christopher K. Ayers, 43, of 2433 Bittar Spar Road, Little River, S.C.; felony possession of cocaine.

    Eric Edward Bryant, 44, of 1820 Stone Chimney Road, Supply; fail to heed light or siren, felony flee/elude arrest with motor vehicle, resisting public officer, driving while license revoked.

    Brent Sanders Child, 27, of 3490 Maco Road NE, Leland; felony larceny.

  • District Court Docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on Oct. 15, 16, 17, 20 and 21 in Bolivia.

    Wednesday, Oct. 15

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

    David Christopher Anderson, speeding 54 in a 45 zone, $25 and costs.

    Jessica Anderson, reckless driving to endanger, Brunswick County Jail 12 hours active in lieu of community service.

    Konda Lee Ballard, allow unlicensed to drive, voluntarily dismissed.

  • 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.

    Marvin Antunez, no operator’s license, Brunswick County Jail 10 days, suspended sentence 24 months, unsupervised probation 24 months, $150 and costs; exceeding safe speed, fail to wear seat belt/driver, both voluntarily dismissed.

  • 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.