• 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.


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

  • Ocean Isle Beach Crime Report

    The Ocean Isle Police Department investigated property damage to Island Realty last week. According to the police incident report, the suspect kicked pickets from a hand railing and cut a wooden rocking chair arm. The incident is under further investigation.

  • District Court Docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on Dec. 3, 4, 5, 8 and 9 in Bolivia.

    Wednesday, Dec. 3

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

    Bryan Matthew Abrams, improper equipment, costs; no operator’s license, voluntarily dismissed.

    Michelle Beach Adkins, unsafe movement, prayer for judgment continued and costs.