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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.

  • 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.

    May 1

    Breaking and entering a Poe Street residence and larceny of prescription medications worth $1,000.

    Breaking and entering a Pickett Road residence, larceny of miscellaneous items worth $720 and $60 in cash and injury to real property.

    Breaking and entering an Old Fayetteville Road residence, larceny of a $300 Xbox and injury to real property by damaging a door.

  • 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.

    May 8

    Bradley David Lea, 26, was arrested on a charge of simple assault on a female.

    Lost ring possibly misplaced by the victim.

    Suspicious person making unusual statements and raising concerns of employees at the North Carolina Division of Employment Security office on Main Street.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department May 6-11 2017

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

    May 6

    Unknown subject(s) took several golf cart batteries from 30th Street.

    May 10

    Christopher Brittin, 61 of 10109 Gordon Road, Gordonsville, Va., was arrested on charges of DWI and driving left of center.

    May 11

    Motor vehicle breaking and entering in the 500 block of Medcalf Drive SW where an iPhone was stolen.

  • 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.

    May 2

    Donald Wright, 26, was arrested on charges of felony drug trafficking, opium, and misdemeanor shoplifting, possessing/concealing of paraphernalia, simple possession of a schedule II controlled substance and simple possession of a schedule IV controlled substance.

  • Calabash Fire Department April 2017

    During the month of April 2017, the Calabash Fire Department responded to 145 calls: seven structure fires, two woods/brush fires, a vehicle fire, nine fire alarms, eight motor vehicle accidents, an investigation, 22 public assistance, two mutual aid, five other and 88 EMS first response calls.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department

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

    May 2

    Donald Wright, 26, of Tanner Drive SW, Shallotte, was arrested on a charge of shoplifting at the Minuteman 14 in Sunset Beach. Shallotte police arrested him on unrelated charges.

    May 7

    ATM card found in CresCom Bank parking lot.

    May 8

  • 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 police incident and arrest reports.

    April 24

    Larceny by taking $900 worth of household items from a Lincoln Place Circle residence.

    April 26

    Alexa Drew Causey, 26, 9218 Cypress Court, arrested on charges of felony possession of cocaine, misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, driving while impaired and failing to heed lights and siren.

  • Shallotte Police Reports

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

    April 25

    Tyler Dwight Gales, 21, arrested on charges of felony possession of heroin, and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia and no operator’s license.

    Call for service for playing loud music on Birch Pond.

    Larceny by an employee taking Oxycodone tablets from a drug cart at Autumn Care on Mulberry Street.

    April 26

  • Sunset Beach Police Department April 19-30 2017

     Sunset Beach Police Department

     

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

     

    April 19

    Lost wallet reported in Food Lion parking lot.

     

    April 21

    Richard Ernest Griffis, 27, of Waterloo Drive, Ocean Isle Beach, was charged with no tag light, concealing a weapon, no operator’s license and possession of drug paraphernalia.

     

    April 23