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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.

  • Labor Day Booze It & Lose It campaign under way in N.C.

    State and local law enforcement officers aim to make holiday travel safer during the Governor’s Highway Safety Program’s annual Labor Day Booze It & Lose It enforcement campaign through Sept. 4.

    “Labor Day is a joyous family holiday that should never be marred by the tragic results of a drunk driver,” Mark Ezzell, director of the GHSP, said in a news release. “Law enforcement agencies across North Carolina are partnering with our office to prevent these tragedies by taking drunk drivers off the 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.

    Aug. 8

    William Roscoe Richardson, 46, was arrested on a misdemeanor warrant.

    Fraud, obtaining property by false pretense and forgery.

    Aug. 10

    Obtaining property by false pretense by pawning items at Pawn USA on Main Street.

    Injury to personal property by scratching a vehicle parked at a Paisley Drive apartment, causing $3,000 in damage.

  • 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.

    July 29

    Improper backing and hit and run after colliding with another vehicle on Village Road.

    Larceny of $79.98 in of Red Bull energy drinks from Wal-Mart on New Pointe Boulevard.

    Trespassing at Best Western motel on Town Lake Drive.

    July 31

    Breaking and entering a motor vehicle, causing $200 in damage to the door.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department Aug. 7-11 2017

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

    Aug. 7

    Breaking and entering and felony larceny of several TVs and other items on West Main Street.

    Aug. 9

    Breaking and entering of motor vehicle reported at Food Lion. Subject pulled up in what appeared to be a small pickup and took a Stihl weed trimmer and blower out of the back of victim’s truck.

    Aug. 11

    Employee theft reported at Food Lion.

  • 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 police incident and arrest reports.

    July 31

    Fraudulent checks cashed at Alex Wireless on Holden Beach Road for $650.

    Aug. 1

    Henry Toby Cole, 34, was arrested on charges of possession of marijuana up to one-half ounce, simple possession of a schedule III controlled substance and simple possession of a schedule IV controlled substance.

    Aug. 3

  • Sunset Beach Police Department Aug. 1-4 2017

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incident and made the following arrests. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    Aug. 1

    Michael Ross Trent, 46, of Forrest Acres Lane, Chester, Va., was arrested on a charge of resisting a public officer after police were called to a fight on West Main Street.

    Aug. 2

    Brent Richard Hinson, 27, of Royal Poste Road was arrested on a drug paraphernalia possession charge.

    Stolen license plate reported at 35th Street.

    Aug. 4

  • Sunset Beach Police Department July 25-26 2017

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

    July 25

    Someone stole a victim’s credit card, cash and a blower from Bartlett Lane, then took the credit card to a local business and used it to buy several items. Warrants have been issued for the thief, who was caught on camera and identified by victim.

    July 26

    Bike reported stolen from under a house at West Main Street.

  • Missing teen found

    A missing 16-year-old has been found and is back home.

    Sunset Beach police reported Monday afternoon Kamron Michael Normansell has been safely located.

    Normansell had been missing from a residence on Twisted Oak Lane in Sunset Beach since July 29.

    Normansell’s grandfather said he spoke with his grandson about 3 p.m. Saturday and hadn’t seen or heard from him since.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department July 18-21 2017

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

    July 18

    Allan Joseph Jeanetti, 66, of 705 Dogwood Drive, Sunset Beach, arrested for driving while impaired.

    July 19

    Timothy Daniel Helfrich, 31, of 112 Phillips Lane, McKees Rocks, Pa., charged with communicating threats.

    July 21

    Ashley Amber Johnson, 26, of 2384 Ralshore St., Supply, charged with driving while license revoked and expired tags.

    Wallet reported lost or stolen at the Sunset Beach Town Park.