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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.

    •Robert Thomas Libby, 20, of Little River, S.C.; charged with possession of less than one-half ounce of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia on East Second Street.

    •Jacob Allen Fordham, 23, of Selma; charged with possession of a schedule II controlled substance.

    •Ashley Grant Womack, 30, of Sanford; charged with resisting a public officer on Causeway Drive.

  • 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.
    The ACE team works with the sheriff’s office K-9 Enforcement Team and Drug Enforcement Unit to apprehend narcotics suspects as well as saturating hot spots where criminal activity is reported.

  • 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:

    •Assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury on A.I. Clemmons Road in Shallotte; suspect assaulted victim with a hammer.

    •Contributing to the delinquency of a minor on Little Shallotte River Drive in Shallotte; suspect gave a minor alcohol.

  • Holden Beach crime report

    Holden Beach Police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests Aug. 31-Sept. 13. All information is provided by the Holden Beach Police Department.

    •Joseph Dean Goff, 52, of Hopkins, S.C., was arrested and charged with littering, driving while license revoked, and driving while impaired.

    •Lloyd Clyde Williams, 63, of Rex, was charged with violating a local ordinance.

    •John Scott Scafidi, 51, of North Myrtle Beach, S.C., was charged with operating a motorcycle with no helmet.

  • 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 Sept. 6-12, K-9 deputies answered nine calls, wrote 12 citations and made nine drug arrests. K-9 deputies patrolled the following communities: Lakewood, Brunswick Plantation and Northwest.

    The following suspects were charged:

    •Stephen Tanner Holden, 27, of 5727 Wisteria Lane, Wilmington, was charged with possession of one-half ounce or less of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Three dead, one injured in weekend wreck

    Three people died in an early-morning wreck Saturday, Sept. 11, in Leland.

    According to North Carolina State Highway Patrol Sgt. C.M. Hardee, three people died and one person was injured around 2:24 a.m. Saturday on Malmo Loop Road in Leland.

    Hardee said Michael Johnston, 28, of Leland, was driving a 2001 Chevrolet pickup truck east on Malmo Loop Road near the intersection of Colin Mintz Road in Leland.

  • 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.
    The ACE team works with the sheriff’s office K-9 Enforcement Team and Drug Enforcement Unit to apprehend narcotics suspects as well as saturating hot spots where criminal activity is reported.

  • 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. 31-Sept. 5, K-9 deputies answered 11 calls, wrote 17 citations and made 11 drug arrests. K-9 deputies set up checkpoints at Beach Drive, Shell Point Road, Pireway Road and U.S. 17.

    The following suspects were charged:

  • 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 of a firearm on Driftwood Drive.

    •Teresa Ann McLean, 47, of Shallotte; charged with driving while impaired, driving left of center and driving while license revoked on Causeway Drive.

    •Matthew George Davis, 27, of Shallotte; charged with second-degree trespassing at Second Street Bar and Grill.

  • Shallotte Crime Report

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

    •Justin Christopher Fedt, 25, of Supply; charged with driving while license revoked, possession of a schedule II substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    •Counterfeit currency at Walmart; suspect passed counterfeit $10 bill.

    •Vandalism at Shallotte Laundry; fire extinguisher sprayed in bathroom.