• District Court Docket

    The 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 Jan. 5:

    Floyd Baldwin, 41, of 2510 Fowler St., Wilmington; felony second-degree kidnapping, misdemeanor assault with a deadly weapon, misdemeanor communicating threats, misdemeanor larceny of motor vehicle, misdemeanor injury to real property, felony common law robbery.

    Lacie Fitzgerald Ballard, 45, of 2607 Cedar Hill Road, Leland; felony habitual felon.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office 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.

  • 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:

    •Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle on Pembroke Street in Ocean Isle Beach; suspect took victim’s vehicle from front yard.

    •Breaking and entering to a motor vehicle, larceny and property damage on River Road in Calabash; suspect broke victim’s passenger window and stole a purse, money, a wallet and a fleece jacket.

  • Citizen assists Oak Island Police in burglary arrest

    Early on the morning of Thursday, Jan. 8, an Oak Island resident called the police department to report breaking and entering incidents at two beachfront homes.

    Officers and detectives responded to the scene, filed reports and collected evidence, according to Kyle Thomas, public information officer for the town of Oak Island.

    Later the same day, a citizen was at one of the homes making repairs when he noticed a suspicious male in the area and called the police department.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office K-9 Roundup

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

    From Jan. 5-11, deputies with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Enforcement Team answered 31 calls, issued 22 uniformed citations and made 12 drug arrests.


    Shallotte Police charged the following people and investigated the following incidents last week:

    •Police charged Johnna J. Do, 46, of 3455 Whiteville Road, with driving while impaired, possession of open container and speeding Jan. 4 on Old Shallotte Road. She was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center.

    •Police charged Daniel Everett Cochran, 24, of 316 Orchard Lane, Bolivia, with driving while impaired and no operator’s license on Whiteville Road. He was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center.

  • Leland crime report

    Leland police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week, which are taken directly from patrol activity reports.

    •Larceny by employee on Village Road; suspect stole a cash donation box from a store.

    •During a routine traffic stop on U.S. 17 South and Olde Waterford Way, Bobby Eugene Long, 24, of 170 Midway Road, Whiteville, was cited and released for expired registration, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Drug agents nab fugitive from justice; seize 21 marijuana plants

    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit responded to an anonymous tip last week about the whereabouts of a fugitive that led to seizing 21 marijuana plants.

    Jesse Nichols, of 216 Sycamore Road, Boiling Spring Lakes, was wanted in Delaware for domestic threats and assault, Capt. Gene Caison said.

    When drug agents responded to Nichols’ Boiling Spring Lakes home Tuesday, Jan. 6, they found and seized 21 marijuana plants and 10 grams of marijuana, Caison said.

  • District Court Docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over three days of District Criminal Court on Dec. 30 and Jan. 5, 6 in Bolivia.

    Tuesday, Dec. 30

    Judge Jerry A. Jolly presided over the following cases with prosecutor Gina Essey and courtroom clerk Michelle Warth:

    Shannon R. Hester, three counts simple worthless checks, paid restitution.

    Jessica D. Humphrey, consume alcohol under 19, voluntarily dismissed.

    Jennifer Ann Lee, consume alcohol under 19, voluntarily dismissed.

  • Ocean Isle Beach Crime Report

    The Ocean Isle Beach Police Department investigated the passing of a counterfeit $5 bill at the Marathon Minuteman on Causeway Drive.

    According to the police report, a suspect purchased cigarettes using the $5 bill.