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Public Safety

  • Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office drug report

    On May 18, agents with the Brunswick County Vice Narcotics Unit and the sheriff’s office K-9 unit performed a traffic stop in Longwood, which resulted in the arrest of two suspects.

    Agents then obtained a search warrant for a home at 2165 Sweet Baby Lane NE in Longwood. During the search of the home, agents seized more than one-half pound of marijuana, $760 in cash and drug paraphernalia, including packaging bags, digital scales and smoking devices.

  • Brunswick County ACE roundup

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office 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.

    From May 16-22, ACE deputies issued 61 total arrests and citations, including two driving while impaired charges and 11 speed violations.

    The following suspects were charged:

    •Lee Matthew Callazo, 40, of 4476 Northwest Road, Leland, was charged with driving while impaired and driving while license revoked.

  • 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:

    •Communicating threats via telephone; suspect called and threatened wife.

    •Property damage on Elk Road in Supply; suspect cut tires on victim’s vehicle.

    •Larceny on Sabbath Home Road in Supply; suspect stole items from victim’s business, including eight rib-eye steaks, two cases of beer and one bag of dog food.

  • Incidents investigated in Sunset Beach

    Sunset Beach Police investigated the following incidents in the past week.

    •Larceny was reported May 19 on Live Oak Drive of a 19-inch Dell monitor and keyboard and Vizio 32-inch LCD TV.

    •Daniel Polizzotti, 51, of Magnolia Drive, was charged with driving while impaired May 19.

    •Breaking and entering and larceny from a motor vehicle were reported May 17 on Sunset Lakes Boulevard. A woman’s black wallet, Bose radio and Apple iPod were reported stolen.

  • Motion denied for murder suspect

    BOLIVIA—A motion arguing against a $1 million bond for a murder suspect was denied in Brunswick County Superior Court last week.

    Assistant District Attorney Meredith Everhart said attorney Michael Willis filed a writ of habeas corpus on behalf of his client Craig Bryant, charged with the 2008 murder and armed robbery of Shallotte Realtor Adam Bradshaw, last Friday, May 13.

  • Two South Carolina women arrested for prostitution

    Two South Carolina women have been arrested in a prostitution sting in Brunswick County.

    Sgt. Steve Lanier said the Brunswick County Vice Narcotics Unit has increased its prostitution-related arrests because they continue to receive community complaints about prostitution activities in Brunswick County.

    The Brunswick County Vice Narcotics Unit was formed in February as a collaboration between the sheriff’s office and the Shallotte and Oak Island police departments.

  • DWI charges and more logged in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—Several people have been arrested by Sunset Beach police for driving while intoxicated and on other related charges.

    Brandon Kelley Bailey, 24, of 1575 Oak Ridge Drive, Ocean Isle Beach, was charged May 15 with DWI, possession of marijuana, possession of a Schedule IV substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and failure to carry a license.

    DWI charges were filed May 14 against Darrin Keith Johnson, 26, 6012 Delta Crossing Lane, Charlotte, and Chardwick T. Guyton, 33, 7109 Channel 1, Ocean Isle Beach.

  • Attempted armed robbery in Carolina Shores; beer theft at Calabash VFW

    CAROLINA SHORES—The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an attempted armed robbery Sunday night at a local pizzeria.

    The incident was reported at 9:41 p.m. at Christopher’s Italian Bistro, 9869 Ocean Highway West in Carolina Shores.

    According to a sheriff’s incident report, a suspect entered the business, pointed a rifle at an employee and demanded money. The suspect left after no money could be located.

    The incident is still under investigation, according to a restaurant manager.

  • Sheriff’s detectives search for missing teen

    Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office are searching for a missing teenager.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley said Rachel Natacha Owens, 15, of Bolivia, was last seen Thursday, May 5, leaving the campus of South Brunswick High School in Southport.

    Owens left the school in a dark colored Dodge Stratus or Intrepid with South Carolina license plates driven by an unknown male suspect. Owens is possibly in South Carolina.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office drug report

    Combined efforts from the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office and the Wilmington Police Department led to the arrest of two suspects from New Hanover County earlier this week.

    On April 22, agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit and the Wilmington Police Department arrested Taurean Farrior for heroin possession.