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Public Safety

  • Shallotte man wanted for drug charges

    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit are searching for a Shallotte man wanted for multiple drug charges.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Sgt. April Stanley, drug agents executed a search and seizure warrant at a Shallotte residence Friday, Aug. 13.

    Stanley said deputies first responded to a home at 828 Farmers Court, Shallotte, when someone requested deputies investigate the resident’s well being.

  • Supply man charged with breaking and entering and larceny

    Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office have arrested a Supply man for breaking and entering into a Supply home in June.

    According to Sgt. April Stanley, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer, John Truman Holden III, 23, of 2827 Sea Vista Drive, Supply, was arrested Aug. 6.

  • Pill trafficker found with 11,000 prescription drugs sentenced

    Ritchie L. Carson, 46, of 555 Gilbert Road, Bolivia, has been sentenced to a minimum of 90 months and a maximum of 117 months in the N.C. Department of Corrections and ordered to pay a $100,000 fine for trafficking by possession and transportation of the prescription pain medication oxycodone.

  • Shallotte Crime Report

    The Shallotte Police Department investigated the following incidents last week. All information is taken directly from police reports.

    •James Melvin Hewett, 23, of Shallotte; charged with assault on a female on Al Street.

    •Larceny of camera at Las Palmeras in Shallotte; victim believes camera fell out of her car while taking a bag out of her vehicle.

    •Andrew Thomas Smeltzer, 36 of Ocean Isle Beach; charged with forgery of a check and uttering of a forged document. He attempted to cash a stolen check.

  • Ocean Isle Beach Crime Report

    The Ocean Isle Beach Police Department investigated the following incidents last week. All information is taken directly from police incident reports.

    •Larceny from automobile on East First Street; suspect took registration plate.

    •Christopher R. Couch, 21, of Fulton, Ark.; charged with driving while impaired and open container.

    •Rachel Utsett, 19, of Fayetteville; charged with consuming alcohol while less than 21.

  • Damages, arrests in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—Town police have investigated incidents of vandalism and reported arrests in separate incidents.

    On Aug. 6, a window was reported broken on a front-end loader belonging to East Coast Contractor. Deputy chief Steve Smith said someone took a bar or similar object to break the window on the machine that’s being used to install sewer line at Oyster Bay.

    Damage to personal property also was reported Aug. 6 to a mailbox on Shoreline Drive East.

  • 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 Aug. 2-8, K-9 deputies answered 12 calls, wrote 14 citations and made four drug arrests.

    K-9 deputies conducted checkpoints at Hale Swamp Road, Lackey Road, Shell Point Road and Gray Bridge Road.

    The following suspects were charged:

  • Reward offered in stolen boat lift larceny

    A reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the suspect or suspects who stole a hydraulic lift system off a yacht near Holden Beach.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Detective Ed Carter said a $20,000 hydraulic lift system was stolen off a 36-foot yacht in dry dock storage at Hewett’s Marina on B-Var Street in Supply sometime between July 30 and Aug. 4.

    In addition to the lift system, the suspect or suspects stole about 50 linear feet of steel railing.

  • Sheriff’s office joint operation leads to several arrests

    A joint operation with Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit, Aggressive Criminal Enforcement (ACE) Team and K-9 Enforcement Unit led to multiple arrests last week.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Sgt. April Stanley, a traffic stop Aug. 7 at the Go Gas in Southport led to the seizure of 75 grams of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and more than $2,100 in cash.

    Agents arrested Chad Nathan McHenry at the scene without incident.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office ACE roundup

    The Aggressive Criminal Enforcement (ACE) Team is a support unit, whose primary functions are traffic enforcement and assisting in the apprehension of drug traffickers in the county. The ACE team conducts driving while impaired and driver’s license checkpoints, as well as street-level investigations on controlled substances.