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Public Safety

  • Calabash helps battle S.C. house fire

    Extra fire and rescue units, including members of the Calabash Fire Department, were called to a house fire Monday afternoon, May 18, near Little River, S.C.

    A passing Horry County, S.C., police officer spotted the fire about 5 p.m. at the single-family house at 232 S.C. 57 N., also known as Wampee Road, about four miles south of the state line.

    About 5:10 p.m., a second alarm summoned more units, including Calabash, to the scene, said Brian Van Aernem, spokesman for Horry County Fire Rescue.

  • Man charged in Sunset Beach kidnapping

    Sunset Beach police have arrested a 27-year-old man in a kidnapping reported July 10 at a local convenience store.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department July 14-16 2017

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incidents. All information is taken directly from police incident reports.

    July 14

    Breaking and entering and larceny of a set of golf clubs and a GPS from two different vehicles on Sixth Street. Warrants have been issued.

    July 16

    Breaking and entering and larceny reported on Ocean Harbour Golf Club Drive, where someone got inside a home, threw a party and took several items. Warrants have been issued.

  • Calabash Fire Department, June 2017

    During the month of June 2017, the Calabash Fire Department responded to 173 calls: two structure fires, three woods/brush fires, 10 fire alarms, five motor vehicle accidents, one gas leak, one investigation, three mutual aid, 38 public assistance, two other and 108 EMS first-response calls.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department, June 24-July 2, 2017

    Sunset Beach Police Department

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests.

    June 24

    John Bozeman 25, of Saint Andrews Drive, Wilmington, was issued a citation on a charge of concealed weapon, which was seized.

    June 26

    James Eppard 36, of WWG Lane NW, Ocean Isle Beach, was issued a citation on a shoplifting charge and banned from Food Lion.

    June 28

    Stolen vehicle reported on Queen Anne Street. Vehicle recovered from local towing company.

  • Leland Police 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.

    June 20

    Communicating threats at Southeastern Preschool Educational Center on Thomas Garst Lane.

    Larceny of a $1,200 riding lawn mower from Wal-Mart on new Pointe Boulevard.

    June 21

    Simple assault and misdemeanor larceny of $40 in a parking lot on Reed Road.

  • Shallotte Police reports

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

    June 19

    Larceny of merchandise worth $338 from Wal-Mart on Main Street.

    Larceny of a purse from a shopping cart and obtaining property by false pretenses at Wal-Mart on Main Street.

    June 20

  • Sunset Beach Police Department, June 19-24, 2017

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrest.

    June 19

    Someone pumped gas at the Market Express and drove off.

    June 21

    Someon came into the Minuteman 14 and stole several items.

    June 24

    Roger Wilson, 58, of Euclid in Rockford, Ill., was cited on a simple possession of marijuana charge.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department June

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incidents.

    June 14

    Found property in the area of a gun shop in Seaside. Property was returned to victim.

    June 15

    Theft of $210 from purse at Head to Toe Salon.

    Breaking and entering and damage to floor tiles at a new home under construction at 1307 E. Main St.

    June 16

    Property damage; someone broke out rear window of a vehicle parked in driveway at 420 Second St. 

  • Sunset Beach Police Department, June 8-11, 2017

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incidents.

    June 8

    Unknown children threw rocks, causing damage to vehicle in an area of Canal Street.

    June 10

    Larceny of a wallet from a vehicle on Chandlers Lane.

    June 11

    Theft of a hand power pole from a boat on 30th Street.