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Public Safety

  • Shallotte Police Department reports

    Shallotte police investigated the following incidents and made an arrest in the past two weeks. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    Dec. 15

    Counterfeit $100 bill received at the Scotchman convenience store and Shell gas station on Main Street.

    Dec. 18

    Counterfeit $10 bill received at the Scotchman convenience store and Shell gas station on Main Street.

    Dec. 19

    Larceny of $237.04 after breaking into a cash register at Wal-Mart on Main Street.

  • Leland Police Department reports

    Leland police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last two weeks. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    Dec. 11

    Two counterfeit $50 bills passed at the Pop Shoppe CITGO gas station on Village Road.

    Dec. 12

    David Saez II, 36, of Lock Wood Drive, Wilmington, was arrested on a misdemeanor warrant.

    Larceny of copper wire and tubing worth $1,000 from a Village Road residential construction.

  • Southport fisherman’s body found at Lake Waccamaw

    The body of a Southport fisherman who went missing Thursday morning at Lake Waccamaw in Columbus County was found Friday morning.

    North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation spokeswoman Katie Hall identified the victim as 72-year-old Charles Gambino.

  • Sheriff’s office accreditation assessment team seeks public comment

    Sheriff John W. Ingram V announced a team of assessors from the Commission of Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc. (CALEA) will arrive in Brunswick County on Monday, March 5. The team will examine all aspects of the sheriff’s office’s policy and procedures, management, operations and support services to verify it meets the commission’s standards.

  • Sheriff’s office increases deputies’ presence at schools

    A 12-year-old student is charged with making a false report Friday morning at South Brunswick Middle School after more officers were assigned to all county schools while rumored threats were investigated in the wake of Wednesday’s mass shooting at a Florida high school.

    Brunswick County Schools spokesman Daniel Seamans said the student told sixth-graders at 7:30 a.m. Friday he heard there would be a shooting Friday.

    The students immediately told their teacher, who contacted the administration.

  • Sheriff’s office seeks Southport bank robber

    Brunswick County sheriff’s deputies are looking for a Southport man they say robbed Bank of America at 5070 Southport-Supply Road SE in Southport at 4:50 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14.

    Johnathan Brooks Faulkner, 36, of East Boiling Spring Lakes Road is wanted on a charge of robbery with a dangerous weapon.

    Faulkner is described as a white man between 5-foot-9 and 5-foot-10 with dark shoulder-length curly hair and facial hair. He was wearing a blue “mechanic-style” jumpsuit and a black hat with orange letter on the front.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department Feb. 5-11 2018

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incidents and made these arrests. All information is taken directly from department reports.

    Feb. 5

    Johnathon Williams, 17, of Freeboard Lane, Carolina Shores, was arrested on failure to register a motor vehicle and driving without a motorcycle license charges.

    Feb. 6

    Harassment and cyber-stalking reported.

    Feb. 8

    Larry Fowler, 29, of Willow Street, Supply, was arrested on an assault on a female charge.

  • Leland man dies after Saturday motorcycle crash

    A 44-year-old Leland man died after crashing his motorcycle Saturday night in Brunswick County.

    Douglas Raymond Barker succumbed to injuries he suffered in the crash Sunday at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, N.C. State Highway Patrol 1st Sgt. Matthew W. King said in a news release issued Monday morning.

  • Wilmington man arrested in Sunset Beach armed robbery

    Officers arrested a Wilmington man Thursday, Feb. 8, in an armed robbery last year at Hardee’s in Sunset Beach.

    David Ashley Bates Sr., 46, is charged with possession of a firearm by a felon, communicating threats, and two counts each of robbery with a dangerous weapon, second-degree kidnapping and assault by pointing a gun.

    Sunset Beach police responded to the armed robbery just after 4 a.m. Sept. 22, 2017, at the restaurant at 1671 Seaside Road.

  • Shallotte Police reports

    Shallotte police investigated the following incidents and made these arrests in the past two weeks. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    Jan. 29

    Call for service for someone stepping into an uncovered water meter box on Main Street.

    Fraud by scamming the victim out of $350.

    Obtaining property by false pretenses by using the victim’s credit card to make $300 in purchases.

    Jan. 30