• 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.

  • Leland crime report

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

    •Property damage on Hampton Pines Court; suspect cut the power line to victim’s Christmas lights between Dec. 25 and Dec. 29.

    •Shoplifting on New Pointe Boulevard; two juvenile suspects were released to their parents’ custody after shoplifting from Walmart.

    •Property damage on Egret Nest Circle; suspect kicked dents into the driver’s side door of victim’s vehicle.

  • 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.


    Shallotte Police made the following arrests and investigated the following incidents last week:

    •Police charged Christian S. Smith, 20, of 114 Dolphin St., Holden Beach, with driving while impaired on Bridgers Road. She was taken to Brunswick County Detention Center.

  • Pedestrian killed in Shallotte on New Year’s Eve

    A pedestrian was struck by a car and killed on New Year’s Eve near Shallotte.

    According to N.C. State Highway Patrol 1st Sgt. A. E. Morris, around 6 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 31, Julius Drake Lewis, 53, of Shell Landing Road, Supply, was killed after he was hit by a vehicle driven by Steven Paul Stepka, of Shallotte, near the intersection of Gray Bridge and Tar Landing roads.

    No charges have been field, Morris said. Morris said alcohol did not appear to be a contributing factor for the driver.

    Other wreck

  • Detention center passes local, state inspections

    BOLIVIA—A Brunswick County grand jury and state health inspectors recently OKed conditions at the Brunswick County Detention Center.

    On Nov. 17, a Brunswick County grand jury toured the 440-bed facility and found it “clean and orderly,” Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Charlie Miller said.

    Grand jurors also found detention staff to be “professional and courteous,” Miller said.

  • 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 Dec. 29 through Jan. 4, deputies with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Enforcement Team answered 40 calls, issued 24 uniformed citations and made nine drug arrests.

  • 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:

    •Breaking and entering, larceny and property damage on Mount Misery Road in Leland; suspect broke into a church and stole musical instruments and money.

    •Larceny on Beach Drive in Calabash; suspect stole a bracelet from victim’s home.

    •Property damage on Aberdeen Street in Supply; suspect threw a bottle at victim’s window, damaging it.

  • Leland crime report

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

    •Communicating threats on Woodford Drive; suspect called victim and threatened him and his wife.

    •Larceny on New Pointe Boulevard; suspect stole $130 from victim’s purse.

    •Larceny on Old Forest Drive; suspect stole his son’s dog box from the bed of his truck while it was in his yard.