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Public Safety

  • Pantano closes money gap with McIntyre

    The race to Washington, D.C., it seems, is recession-proof.

    Campaign contributions for federal candidates for the third quarter, which ran through Sept. 30, were due to the Federal Election Commission by Oct. 15.

    North Carolina candidates running for federal office boasts millions of dollars in their respective war chests, with U.S. Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., leading the charge.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office crime report

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies investigated the following incidents last week, which are taken directly from sheriff’s office incident reports:

    •Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle on Randolphville Road; suspect failed to return victim’s vehicle.

    •Larceny on Ocean Highway East in Leland; suspect stole money from victim.

    •Larceny on Cumbee Road in Supply; suspect stole manhole covers and water meter covers from construction site.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office K-9 Enforcement Team roundup

    The K-9 enforcement team answers calls, conducts driver’s license checkpoints and assists with other agencies when K-9s are needed.

    From Oct. 11-17, K-9 deputies answered 15 calls, wrote 16 citations and made 13 drug arrests. K-9 deputies set up checkpoints at Pireway Road, N.C. 130, Village Road and Shell Point Road.

    Deputies patrolled the following communities: Crow Creek, Carolina Shores, Shell Point Acres, Palmetto Creek, Seashore Road and Ash.

  • Break-ins, thefts investigated in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—Police are investigating several residential break-ins and accompanying thefts reported in the last week.

    On Tuesday, police discovered a break-in at a house on 17th Street on the Sunset Beach island. An LCD television was stolen.

    On Oct. 16, a report of larceny was reported on Avian Drive in Sea Trail. A renter reported his cell phone and charger he had left on a table in an apartment were gone when he returned to the unit.

  • Operation Bad Candy nets 27 arrests, more than 60 related drug charges

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office launched its fifth countywide drug roundup in the Sheriff John Ingram administration Monday morning, this one dubbed Operation Bad Candy.

    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office and Ocean Isle Beach Police officers searched for more than 50 suspects wanted for various violations of the North Carolina Controlled Substances Act beginning around 6 a.m. Monday.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office K-9 Enforcement Team roundup

    The K-9 enforcement team answers calls, conducts driver’s license checkpoints and assists with other agencies when K-9s are needed.

    From Oct. 4-10, K-9 deputies answered 14 calls, wrote five citations and made five drug arrests. K-9 deputies set up checkpoints at Pireway Road, Holden Beach Road and Chapel Loop Road. Deputies patrolled Carolina Shores, Cedar Gove and Belville.

    The following suspects were charged:

  • Brunswick, New Hanover joint drug investigation leads to Leland man’s arrest

    After completing a long-term joint investigation between the Brunswick and New Hanover County Sheriff’s Offices’ narcotics units, drug agents uncovered a large-scale indoor marijuana growing operation in a Leland neighborhood Sept. 14.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley said an anonymous call promoted an investigation into a residence at 9437 Night Harbor Drive in Leland.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office crime report

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies investigated the following incidents last week, which are taken directly from sheriff’s office incident reports:

    •Lost or stolen purse on Long Beach Road in Southport; victim left a purse in a store.

    •Communicating threats on Colin Mintz Road in Leland; suspect communicated threats to victim by phone.

    •Harassing phone calls on Mount Misery Road in Leland; suspect called the victim and made obscene gestures.

  • BCSO: We did send out automated calls

    After several concerned residents called the sheriff’s office after receiving automated calls about an endangered missing person, sheriff’s office officials want to confirm it was the sheriff’s office calling, not a fraudulent agency.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley said the sheriff’s office used the 911 center’s Reverse 911 system Friday night to alert people of an endangered missing person.

  • Two suspects arrested for breaking into Supply business

    Two suspects were arrested Saturday, Oct. 9, for breaking into a Supply business.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Sgt. April Stanley, two suspects forced their way into Beach Realty, 3247 Holden Beach Road, Supply, between the evening of Friday, Oct. 8, and Saturday, Oct. 9.

    About $150 worth of property was damaged and another $500 worth of property was stolen from the business, Stanley said.