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Public Safety

  • Shallotte crime report

    Shallotte police charged the following people and investigated the following incidents last week. All information is taken directly from police reports.

    •Police charged Dennis Michael Martin Sr., 41, of 72 Fairway Drive, Shallotte, with being a fugitive from justice. He was wanted by authorities in Hillsborough County, Fla. He was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center and held on a $50,000 secured bond.

  • Shallotte police seek tourney promoter suspected of bilking out-of-state teams

    Shallotte police have arrested two people and are searching for the ringleader in connection with a fraudulent sporting event last weekend at West Brunswick High School in which the promoter took between $5,000 and $10,000 from participants.

    According to detective Ed Marti with the Shallotte Police Department, teams from several states showed up at West Brunswick expecting a basketball tournament Saturday, but wound up victims in an apparent fraud.

    All the teams were from out of state.

  • 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 July 19-25, K-9 deputies answered 20 calls, wrote six citations and made seven drug arrests.

    Drug charges included four possession of a ounce or less of marijuana, seven possession of drug paraphernalia and three felony possession of cocaine.

  • 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:

    •Larceny on Jim Street in Shallotte; suspect entered vehicle and took wallet.

    •Larceny on Ash Little River Road in Ash; suspect removed a Myers pump valued at $2,000.

    •Larceny and property damage on Port Loop Road in Southport; suspect broke a window and entered residence and stole an air conditioning unit and microwave.

  • 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.

  • Stolen car leads to two-state police chase

    A suspect who stole a car in Supply on Monday morning led police on a two-state chase before he was eventually apprehended.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Charlie Miller, the suspect stole a car in Supply around 11 a.m. Monday, July 26. Sheriff’s deputies responded, and chased the suspect.

    Brunswick County Sheriff John Ingram said the suspect was Jeffery Darryl Collins.

    “We used stop sticks twice,” Miller said about the chase.

  • Chief Layne takes stand in wrongful termination trial of former officer

    BOLIVIA—Holden Beach Police Chief Wally Layne took the witness stand Tuesday, July 27, to testify in the wrongful termination and gender discrimination trial of former Holden Beach police officer Terri Oxford.

    Oxford, who worked for the town police department from 1999-2008, filed a wrongful termination and gender discrimination lawsuit after she was fired from the town in 2008.

    Testimony in the trial has been under way since last Monday in Brunswick County Superior Court.

    Oxford claims she was wrongly fired from the town because she is a woman.

  • Ocean Isle Beach Crime Report

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

    •Wayne D. Faust, 25, of Carrboro; charged with driving while impaired, left of center and expired registration on West First Street.

    •Matthew G. Davis, 27, of Shallotte; charged with intoxicated and disruptive at Second Street Bar and Grill.

    •Larceny from motor vehicle on East First Street; suspect took a GPS valued at $190.79.

  • Two arrested on separate charges in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—A Sunset Beach woman has been charged with domestic violence.

    Christina Stanley, 44, of Great Oak Circle, was arrested July 21 on a domestic violence charge, Sunset Beach deputy chief Steve Smith said.

    Sunset Beach police also arrested and charged Samuel E. King, 49, of Ocean Haven Drive, Ocean Isle Beach, for DWI on July 23.

  • Search for missing children called off

    SUNSET BEACH—An emergency call for children missing in the ocean was called off Monday after they were found.

    Sunset Beach Fire Chief Chris Barbee said two children had been playing on boogie boards near the pier. Their parents panicked when they couldn’t find the children and summoned authorities.