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Public Safety

  • 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.

    •Breaking and entering, property damage and larceny on Monroe Street; subject gained entry into house causing damage and removed flat-screen TV.

    •Breaking and entering and property damage on Monroe Street; subject gained entry to house causing damage to front door.

    •Forrest Powers Graham, 16, of Wilmington; charged with possess spirituous liquor less than 19 years of age on Dare Street.

  • Marijuana charges in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—A Myrtle Beach, S.C., man faces drug-related charges after local police found marijuana during a routine traffic stop.
    Howard Jason Harris, 35, was charged Dec. 24 with possession with intent to sell and deliver schedule 6 of the controlled substance act. More charges are pending, according to Sunset Beach Deputy Chief Steve Smith.
    Patrol officers stopped a Lincoln Continental for speeding on Sunset Boulevard. During the stop, officers detected an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle and obtained a consent to search it.

  • Sheriff’s office: Fatal shooting a ‘tragic accident’

    More than two days after 42-year-old Tammy Lamonds was found shot to death in her Supply home, officials have ruled the fatal shooting an accident.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Sgt. April Stanley, Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a home at 1650 Cattail Way in Supply, where deputies found Lamonds shot to death, around 7:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 20.

  • 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:

    •Strong-arm robbery on Longwood Road in Longwood; suspect slammed victim’s head in the door and stole money.

    •Breaking and entering, larceny and property damage on Whiteville Road in Ash; suspect broke into victim’s vehicle and stole items.

    •Harassing phone calls on Cattle Run Lane in Carolina Shores; suspect called victim and made threats.

  • 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 Dec. 13-19, K-9 deputies answered 16 calls, wrote seven citations and made eight drug arrests. Deputies patrolled the following communities: Seashore Hills, Turkey Trap Road and Longwood Road.

    K-9 deputies charged the following suspects:

  • Supply woman shot to death

    A Supply woman was found shot to death in her home Monday morning.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a house at 1650 Cattail Way in Supply, where deputies found Tammy Lamonds, 42, shot to death, around 7:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 20.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Sgt. April Stanley wouldn’t say how many times Lamonds was shot or where. She said an autopsy was completed Tuesday, but “we haven’t gotten the autopsy back yet.”

  • 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.

    •Two instances of breaking and entering and damage to property on East Second Street; suspect gained entry to houses and caused damages to the wooden door frame.

    •Breaking and entering and property damage on East Second Street; unknown suspect forced back door open to gain entry and caused damage to the door frame and door.

  • S.C. man arrested for vehicle theft in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—Police have arrested a Myrtle Beach, S.C., man and charged him in connection with the November theft of a motor vehicle from Sunset Beach.

    Scenca Devon Benning, 32, was being held at the Brunswick County Detention Center after Sunset Beach police picked him up Friday in Newberry, S.C.

    Benning is charged with larceny of a motor vehicle and misdemeanor larceny, Sunset Beach Deputy Chief Steve Smith said.

  • Counterfeit bill passed in Sunset Beach

     Counterfeit bill passed in Sunset Beach

     

    SUNSET BEACH—Police are investigating a report of a counterfeit bill being passed at a local store.

    On Dec. 9, a man used a $100 bill to pay for items at the Minuteman store at 7300 Beach Drive.

    The bill initially passed a counterfeit pen test. Several minutes later, after the man had left the store, it was indicated the bill was counterfeit, Sunset Beach Deputy Chief Steve Smith said.

  • 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 Dec. 6 through Dec. 12, K-9 deputies answered 18 calls, wrote seven citations and made eight drug arrests.