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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.

  • Leland Police reports

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

    Feb. 12

    Identity theft to purchase real estate.

    Communicating threats by making gestures toward the victim and trespassing.

    Larceny of a bicycle worth $100 from a yard on Rampart Street.

    Feb. 13

    Communicating threats at a Heartwood Drive residence.

    Simple worthless check by writing a check then closing the bank account.

  • Shallotte Police reports

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

    Feb. 7

    Larceny of a laptop and other equipment worth $400 from Wal-Mart on Main Street.

    Feb. 12

    Breaking and entering a Bay Village Street residence, injury to personal property, safe cracking and larceny of three handguns, three rifles, a shotgun and other items worth $5,000.

    Feb. 16

  • Sunset Beach Police Department, Feb. 18, 2018

    Sunset Beach Police Department

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incident, taken directly from a department report.

    Feb. 18

    Someone passed a fake $100 bill at the Family Dollar. 

  • Police: Leland man used knife to rob shoe store Tuesday

    A Leland man is accused of using a knife to rob a shoe store Tuesday.

    Jared Lamar Galloway, 31, of Ploof Road is charged with armed robbery and second-degree kidnapping, Leland police Lt. Jeremy Humphries said in a news release.

    Police responded to the robbery at 12:28 p.m. to Shoe Department at 1114 New Pointe Blvd, Suite 70, where they were told the robber was last seen going into Wal-Mart, Humphries said.

  • 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.

  • Two 12-year-olds charged in threats at South Brunswick Middle School

    A 12-year-old South Brunswick Middle School student who said he was going to bring a gun to school and shoot people Tuesday has been suspended and charged with making a false report concerning mass violence on educational property. 

    “Students alerted school staff and the school resource officer (Ken Medlin) took the student into custody where he admitted to saying it. There is no believed danger to students,” Brunswick County Schools spokesman Daniel Seamans said in a news release issued early Tuesday afternoon.

  • Southport man wanted in bank robbery arrested

    A Southport man accused of robbing a Southport bank last week has been captured in Henderson, the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday.

    No other details about the arrest of 36-year-old Johnathan Brooks Faulkner, of East Boiling Spring Lakes Road, was available by press time Tuesday. He was wanted on a charge of robbery with a dangerous weapon.

    Investigators said a man robbed the Bank of America at 5070 Southport-Supply Road SE at 4:50 p.m. Feb. 14.