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Public Safety

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office ACE roundup

    The ACE Team is a support unit whose primary functions are traffic enforcement and assisting in the apprehension of drug traffickers in the county.

    From July 25-31, ACE deputies issued 91 total arrests and citations, including three driving while impaired charges and 37 speed violations.

    The following suspects were charged:

    •William Standland, 43, of 7193 Gore Road, Longwood, was charged with driving while impaired, driving while license revoked, no helmet, no insurance, headlight violation and fail to register with the N.C. DMV.

  • Missing 'no parking' signs investigated in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—Police are investigating the loss of three “no parking” signs on island streets.

    On July 22, someone cut down the signs on Eighth, 30th and 31st streets, according to Sunset Beach Deputy Chief Steve Smith.

    The following incidents and arrests were also reported:

  • Shallotte man arrested for selling prescription pills

    SHALLOTTE—A Shallotte man was arrested July 18, after a two-month investigation into selling prescription pills.
    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley said agents with the Brunswick County Vice Narcotics Unit seized a 1997 Ford F-150 truck during the arrest.

  • Two arrested for cocaine trafficking that led to K-9’s death

    ASH—Two suspects were arrested for cocaine trafficking in an incident that led to the death of a sheriff’s office K-9.

    Deputy Jared Zeller, handler for K-9 Viper, who died from exposure to cocaine found in a cornfield, said Viper died after being exposed to chemicals in the drug.

    Called out to assist the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement and the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the cocaine found by Viper weighed 1,162 grams, which carried a street value of more than $100,000.

  • 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:

    •Burglary and vandalism on Loretta Street in Supply; suspect broke out victim’s window and entered victim’s home.

    •Breaking and entering and larceny on Calbert Circle in Supply; suspect stole money from victim’s van.

    •Breaking and entering and larceny on Stanbury Road in Supply; suspect entered victim’s car and stole an iPod, money and CDs.

  • Brunswick County Vice-Narcotics Unit makes several arrests

    On July 1, agents with the Brunswick County Vice-Narcotics Unit, which includes officers from the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office, Shallotte Police Department and Oak Island Police Department, arrested a mother and son on various drug charges

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley said agents investigated complaints of drug activity at a Shell Point residence.

    Agents searched the home at 1628 Chadwick Landing Road in Shallotte, where they recovered marijuana and drug paraphernalia during an ongoing party.

  • Items stolen from unlocked cars in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—Town police investigated three separate incidents of items stolen from unlocked cars on the Sunset Beach island.

    Two breaking-and-entering and larceny incidents, both reported July 11, involved vehicles parked on 35th Street and Second Street.

    In the 35th Street incident, someone during the night went into an unlocked vehicle and removed a global positioning system (GPS) and MP3 player. In the Second Street report, someone removed a GPS, iPod, Canon camera, cell phone and iPod chargers and $900 in cash from a vehicle.

  • Man charged for assaulting dad in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—A 35-year-old man is being held at Brunswick County Detention Center after being charged with assault on his dad.

    Scott Brandon Helms, 35, is being held under $2,500 bond after being charged with misdemeanor assault July 8 at a residence on Dogwood Drive.

    The arrest occurred after a man was held down and beaten in the face with a fist by his son, Sunset Beach Deputy Chief Steve Smith said.

  • Shallotte man arrested on drug charges

    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit arrested a Shallotte man last week on various drug-related charges.

    Sheriff’s office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley said on Friday, July 8, deputies initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by Jermine Tyrese Frink on N.C. 130 near Newman Smith Road in Ash.

    When deputies searched the vehicle, Stanley said they found and seized 10 grams of marijuana as well as drug paraphernalia.

  • Southport man arrested for multiple business break-ins

    Deputies with the Brunswick County North End task force recently arrested a Southport man for multiple break-ins at businesses throughout Southport and Boiling Spring Lakes.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley said between December 2010 and April 2011, eight area businesses reported being broken into on N.C. 87 and Long Beach Road.

    Stanley said detectives followed up on multiple leads, which led to the suspect, James Rudolph Craig.